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Hair Professionals Apprenticeship (Standards) Hob Salons

We are looking for a Hair Professional Apprentice for our busy salon in Rickmansworth to learn the skills to become a Hairdressing Professional. You will carry out salon assistant duties whilst learning working behaviours consultation/client care, shampoo & conditioning, style & setting hair, cut and colour hair, and hair extension services.

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Closing date: 21 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    40 hours per week across 5 days. Working 4 days in the salon and attending one day at HOB Apprentice Academy in Camden. Saturday (and sometimes Sunday) You will have 2 days off per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    22 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2018

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Key responsibilities and day-to-day tasks:

  • Working towards your Hair Professionals Standard Diploma
  • Develop your practical and client care skills alongside your working values and behaviours
  • Support  with the smooth day to day running of the salon
  • Excellent customer service skills to include 'Front of House' duties (reception)
  • Offer an excellent service to reflect the HOB brand
  • Assist and work alongside experienced Stylists and Colour technicians continuously
  • Maintain HOB Salons professional standards
  • Maintain salon cleanliness and hygiene
  • Follow company policies and procedures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Professional work-ready positive attitude and behaviour
  • Communication skills and the confidence to talk face-to-face with clients
  • Customer service and client care skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly approach and kind natured to all
  • Willingness to help others and team spirited
  • Ability to get up, prepared for work and arrive in a timely manner
  • Self-starter who demonstrates initiative, motivation and enthusiasm
  • Willingness to learn and progress with skills


Desired qualifications

Ideally the applicant will have:

  • English GCSE grade D or above (or equivalent)
  • Maths GCSE grade D or above (or equivalent)
  • Functional Skills English or maths to level 1


Future prospects

On completion of your Hair Professionals Diploma and passing your End Point Assessment you will progress on to the HOB graduate programme as a Stylist or Colour Technician. As a company we have many future career pathways; you can work towards becoming a successful stylist, progress to an assistant manager/salon manager or work really hard and become a Franchisee salon owner. You could even choose to become an Educator or work part of the HOB Creative team. We have an amazing support network to help you achieve your career aspirations.

Things to consider

This apprenticeship offers the potential for an amazing career and a very exciting future. The role includes weekend working, one late night and one model night per week. You may need to continue or further developer your maths and English skills depending on your GCSE results.


About the employer

HOB Salons have a warm and welcoming atmosphere coupled with a commitment to give every client a look they will love, which has seen HOB gain five star status in the Good Salon Guide and win the much coveted British Hairdresser of the Year Award, achieving a reputation as award-winning top hairdressers. "Education is the key to our success; combined with an uncompromising approach to quality, which defines us as a company, training has been key in helping us reach our objective to deliver excellence


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HOB SALONS LIMITED


Alyson Abrahms 01923854100

You will attend Hob Apprentice Academy in Camden one day a week for Hair Professional off- the -job training and maths and English sessions if required. You will be visited in your salon once a month for additional assessment opportunities carried out by the Academy Assessors and participate in at least one model night per week with your in house salon trainer (for additional off - the-job training.) You will attend the salon for 4 days per week, working a total of 40 hours per week including your off-the-job training. Your working days will vary depending on your college training day and your days off. This is to be confirmed as you become employed and are enrolled on the programme.

  • Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard Level 2
  • Functional skills (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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