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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: 01 Dec 2022

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

    30 hours, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Dec 2020

  • 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 a trainee 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.

About the employer

Based in Chiswick's premier boutique shopping street Devonshire Road, our salon is a stone's throw from Turnham Green tube station. We offer a full service of male grooming at this location. We do our utmost at Genco to ensure that your experience is uplifting, is of a high quality and the hairdressers and therapists you meet are knowledgeable, professional and extremely good at what they do.





Sheen Road



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Training provider


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


Lucy Limerick 0208 953 9344

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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