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Apprentice Barber Daniel Galvin

We are looking for exceptional apprenticeship barbering juniors, who have a passion for wanting to become a Barber. The Intermediate Barbering Apprenticeship training programme will last 15-18 months.

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Closing date: 08 Jun 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

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    15 May 2019

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for exceptional barbering apprentices.

You will train one day a week at our state-of-the-art Training Academy & Salon in Chiswick where you will experience the highest quality technical training in a brand new salon environment.

The job role within the salon will be as an Apprentice Barber and you will be expected to:

  • Meet and greet customers
  • Shampoo and condition customers’ hair
  • Maintain a clean salon
  • Provide refreshments to the customers

As you develop skills you may be given the opportunity to cut hair.

Your training will require you to demonstrate your competence in shampooing and conditioning and cutting hair. Your skills and competence will be assessed on paying customers, either in our training salon in Chiswick or in your workplace.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Barbering is a fast moving, fashion orientated business, so you will need to be creative, enjoy meeting people and have loads of energy
  • You don’t have to be the academic type and there are no set entry requirements

Personal qualities

You would also need to:

  • Be well presented in all aspects including: clothing, hair and personal hygiene
  • Be practical and well organised
  • Be a good communicator with excellent social skills
  • Have attention to detail and cleanliness
  • Have a good sense of humour and amicable nature skills whether dealing face to face with clients or speaking on the telephone
  • Be willing to work flexible hours/days as agreed in the employment contract
  • Have a high degree of dexterity and coordination

Desired qualifications

You won't need qualifications to apply but you will need the motivation and commitment to want to become a barber.

Future prospects

Many apprentices are given jobs with the employers they trained with as a barbering stylist, others go onto further studies. Apprentices are often fast-tracked by their employers for promotion to more senior positions.

Things to consider

The apprenticeship programme will take 15-18 months to complete. During this time you will be expected to attend the academy one day a week and three to four days a week in the salon - you earn while you earn.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

The Daniel Galvin salons offer world class colour services and beautiful, bespoke hairdressing. Daniel is an award winning colourist and has picked and trained his teams to deliver the very best personalised colour, style and experience. It is this exclusive training that guarantees consistency and premium quality in the finished result for every client. The Daniel Galvin business is family owned and led by two generations of uniquely skilled hair professionals. Each team member is respectful, inclusive and inspired to deliver a tailored style that supports a philosophy of natural beauty enhancement in hair.

Daniel Galvin are looking for school leavers that want the opportunity to join the Daniel Galvin Apprenticeship Programme starting in July and September 2019 and be part of the award winning, world-class Daniel Galvin business. This is a career opportunity for people who are well presented with good communication skills and a passion for hairdressing.

This is an opportunity for you to undergo training with Daniel Galvin’s world class Educators and gain practical experience working with the best hairdressers in the industry. There will be opportunities from working backstage at London Fashion Week to assisting on photo shoots and attending skill sessions with the best hairdressers in the industry.

You will be a valued member of an inspiring, respectful and hard working team whilst also gaining the VTCT Hair Professional Diploma as part of your Apprenticeship.

So, if the prospect of starting your hairdressing career at Daniel Galvin excites you and you want to be considered for one of the sought after Apprenticeship places then please make your application.


Daniel Galvin



George Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited


Lucy Limerick 02089539344

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job and off-the-job training. This means you'll spend time in a salon working and learning the barbering skills to develop your competence in barbering. You will attend one day a week at our state of the art London Hairdressing Academy training centre and salon, learning the underpinning knowledge and practical skills associated with barbering as well as important skills such as customer service, teamwork and retail skills including maths and English.

You will gain skills, insight and experience with real clients, real work, real barbers and real products. 

An intermediate NVQ Diploma in Barbering which is a work based qualification that is designed to ensure the apprentice is job ready.

Apprenticeships are not qualifications in their own right. Instead they are a framework made up of many elements. 

There are six mandatory units with the remainder of the qualification made up of optional units:

  • Cutting
  • Shampooing
  • Styling
  • Cutting facial hair
  • Consultation
  • Health and safety

Optional units:

  • Creating basic patterns in hair
  • Customer care
  • Promoting products and services
  • Colouring

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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