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Apprentice Hairdresser Roof Garden Sanctuary

Duties will include general upkeep of the salon, shampooing, assisting stylists, greeting and preparing clients and promoting services and products. Some reception work may also be required. As your skills develop you will be given more responsibility.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 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

    Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat - Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Mar 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Customer Service:

  • Greeting clients and visitors to the salon, as well as handling enquiries by telephone
  • Playing a key part in preparing clients for services, including refreshments, magazines, gowning and general comfort
  • Ensuring every client is happy, comfortable and informed throughout their visit
  • Listening to the needs of clients and informing colleagues of any relevant information
  • Engaging in meaningful and relevant conversation with clients

Salon Operations:

  • Keeping up to date with fashions and trends in the hairdressing industry
  • Following all health and safety procedures
  • Wearing the required personal protective equipment
  • Assisting stylists with preparing clients for and during the service being provided; this may include removing colours and blow drying under supervision
  • Keeping the salon clean and tidy
  • Promoting the salon’s brand principles


  • Striving to meet training plan targets
  • Completing all work set by trainers and assessors in the agreed timeframe
  • Putting into practice what you learn
  • Sourcing suitable models for training and assessment

Other Duties:

  • Contributing to the promotion of a pleasant and positive salon atmosphere
  • Supporting new colleagues

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Can work effectively as part of a team
  • Can manage their time efficiently

Personal qualities

  • Pay attention to detail
  • Work safely
  • Can remember and follow instructions
  • Can anticipate the needs of others
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Resilience and determination
  • Well presented with attention to personal grooming
  • Passionate about hairdressing
  • Willing to work hard
  • Able to stand all day
  • Pleasant personality and friendly
  • Able to keep calm under pressure
  • Motivated and keen to learn

Desired qualifications

GCSE grades 2 - 9 in English and maths / GCSE grades A* - E or equivalent qualification 

Future prospects

After achieving Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship you will be encouraged to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship and to gain NVQ level 3. Most of our stylists have been apprentices themselves. Since achieving their Advanced Apprenticeship, they have gone on to become senior stylists, trainers and assessors, managers of salon operations, and have taken part in photo shoots and promotional events.

Things to consider

Hairdressing is not a job - it is a vocation. You need to be prepared to work hard and deliver first class customer service even when you may not be feeling at your best. You will be on active all day and dealing with clients from all walks of life; you can't be expected to like every client, but you will need to make every single one feel they are special. You will need to be flexible because when the salon gets busy everyone needs to help out so that the salon runs smoothly and that could mean bringing forward or pushing back your break. Earnings are not brilliant at the start although tips from satisfied clients will help. Once you start building your own clientele you will earn commission on what you contribute to the salon's takings. The busiest stylists earn the most. Working in a salon is about working as a team, all driven by the same ambition to make every client's visit better than expected, to maintain the loyalty of existing clients and to attract new clients. Involves standing most of the day.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage is updated every April. For the guide (ANMW): For updates on the National Living Wage please see:

About the employer

Established over 35 years with many awards to our name, our salon is located in the centre of Camberley, Surrey - a thriving town, where we have a fabulous established client base and a reputation that is second to none for our standard of hairdressing.


Roof Garden Sanctuary



London Road


GU15 3JS

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Inter Training Services Limited


Samantha Stirling 023 9259 1666

In salon training towards:

  • Level 2 Hair Professional Standard Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (if applicable)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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