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An opportunity has arisen to become part of the team at this prestigious salon based in Alcester. We are a warm, friendly, professional service at Oakley & Irvine. All our staff are highly qualified, specialising in colouring, cutting and styling.

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Closing date: 08 Feb 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

    You will be working 30 hours per week. Days and times to be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Typical daily tasks of an apprentice will include:

  • Cleaning and tidying the salon
  • Vetting customers as they walk in
  • Greeting clients
  • Making drinks
  • Shampooing clients hair where possible
  • Ensuring the salon is kept clean and sanitsied to Covid 19 guidelines
  • Assisting and observing stylists and when a certain level of skill and understanding has been gained the tasks will gradually increase to things like applying colours, blow drying, styling etc
  • Being responsinle for bringing in your own models for assessments
  • Ensuring you log your 20% off the training hours
  • You will be visited by someone from Heart of England Training once a month to do practical assessments and exams
  • You will also be required to attend zoom sessions with your assessor from Heart of England Training for theory once a month also

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confident with good communication skills
  • Able to speak fluent English
  • Time keeping

Personal qualities

You should be: 

  • Smart
  • Presentable
  • Good attitude to work
  • Friendly
  • Helpful
  • Inquisitive 
  • Customer focused 
  • Willing to learn

Desired qualifications

Mathematics qualification would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given.

Future prospects

On successful completion of level 2 standard in Hairdressing, there may be the opportunity to progress onto customer service and a good training program, plus a chance at progressing in salon as well.

Things to consider

Applicants must have a realistic idea of what it is like to work as an apprentice in the Hairdressing industry and must be willing to help out with the less glamorous tasks such as cleaning! Please be aware that when working as a Hairdressing apprentice, part of your daily jobs will be to clean and tidy the salon. There will be some long periods of activity with little time to rest.

Applicants also need to ensure that they are willing to work Saturdays and at least one late evening before applying for the position as this is a requirement when working in the Hairdressing industry.

About the employer

Oakley and Irvine believe firmly about the experience for the customer, this starts from the moment you walk through our doors!

We understand that even something as basic as a greeting, can be, at times overlooked in our industry. We believe about balance and the ability to ‘read’ our customers needs both physically and emotionally. We understand that we are dealing with individuals and aim to provide you with a very personal service.

Our philosophy for the most enjoyable salon experience is about us taking a more holistic approach, not simply centred on leaving the salon looking great (which undoubtedly you will!) but also feeling great too.

We provide a unique environment for pampering and feeling good. Our warm relaxed and friendly work ethos lets you, the customer dictate your experience. We provide complimentary wine, beer, a selection of teas and excellent coffee, you can even have a coffee to go!

Had a hard day and want some quiet time to yourself? Let us know! Perhaps laughter is what you are after?

We don’t believe in about us bombarding you with conversation if you simply don’t want it, and likewise if you want to be entertained then let us know and we will put on our dancing shoes, our focus is your happiness.

We want you walking out with BOTH incredible hair and nails, AND wearing your happiest smile too!

We all know when we look our best, we feel our best, we also believe that by feeling our best effects the expression we wear, and our body language, which in turn effects how people treat us.

Because of this happiness and grooming MUST go hand in hand!

Oakley & Irvine x





High Street


B49 5AF

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Heart of England Training Ltd


Emma Stead 01788 820132

  • Level 2 Hairdressing Standard
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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