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Hairdressing Apprentice Northwood Salon H O B Salons

We are looking for a Hair Professional Apprentice for our busy salon in Northwood 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

    You will be employed for 40 hours working week. 32 hours on the job & in your salon and 8 hours off-the-job at the Academy & on model night. You will work Saturdays, occasional Sundays and one late night per week. 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

    08 Apr 2019

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

HOB Salons in Northwood, have immediate vacancies for up to 3 apprentices in our very busy salon. We would love you to join our team, if you are willing to work hard and be rewarded with great training and a great future career.

Key responsibilities and day-to-day tasks:

  • Work 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 3/D or above
  • Maths GCSE 3/D or above


  • Functional Skills English and or maths to Level 1 or 2.

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. HOB Salon group 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

Hairdressing is hard work, long hours and part of work, not school - Are you ready for working 40 hours per week, in one of the best salon groups in the country? The role includes weekend working, at least one late night and one model night per week.

Our clients expect high standards from us, HOB Salons expect high standards from YOU.

This apprenticeship offers you the potential for an amazing career and a very exciting future.

You may need to continue or further developer your maths and English skills depending on your GCSE results.

About the employer

Incredible cuts, gorgeous colour and uncompromising standards.

Be motivated… inspired...

Our Education programme will motivate and inspire you, giving you skills that link directly to your personal success. For us, education is about reaching your personal best and with low learner to teacher ratios you will reap instant rewards from your new skills.

At the HOB Academy, our aim is to motivate and inspire you to reach your full potential in sharing the knowledge that has made HOB Salons successful over 30 years. High tech facilities and contemporary design combine form and function, making it an inspired place to learn. The HOB Academy is positioned near to many of London’s main transport networks.

The HOB Academy is an ideal environment for creative learning, and is situated in London’s Camden Town, internationally renowned as a hive of artistic expression, fashion and creativity.

At HOB Salons, we take our status as hair care experts seriously. We are committed to offering the highest level of creative hairdressing and client care and in our quest for excellence we provide ongoing training for all our staff at our London Academy. We welcome you into our group.

“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”.


H O B Salons



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HOB SALONS LIMITED


Alyson Abrahams 01923 854100

You will attend the HOB Academy in Camden every week for your off the job training on hairdressing theory and skills. Consultation, Shampooing, Styling, Cutting and Colouring training will be taught at the Academy and via your salon model nights, and you will learn the HOB fundamentals  alongside your cutting skills for the Hair Professional Standards.

  • You will also complete the Hair Extension optional unit and maths and English if required. 
  • Level 2 Hair Professional

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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