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We are continuing to grow our team and a vacancy is available for an apprentice barber who wants to work as part of a great team at an independent Barbers with a reputation for excellence.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

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

    36 Hours

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    20 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are continuing to grow our team and a vacancy is available for an apprentice barber who wants to work as part of a great team at an independent Barbers with a reputation for excellence.


We are looking to recruit a creative and passionate individual who learns quickly and has a strong desire to work to the highest professional standards.


As an established barbers with an excellent reputation and client base you will be working in a busy and demanding environment.  You will have the opportunity to work alongside a team of very experienced barbers who will support your training and development.


No previous experience is necessary as full training will be provided.  You will be trained to the Hairdressing Professional Standard- barbering pathway


The position would suit a highly motivated individual who wants to be a member of a small friendly team and have the opportunity to develop their skills to a level of an excellent junior barber.


  • The role involves meeting and greeting clients.
  • Providing shampooing and conditioning treatments
  • Assisting the senior barbers

You will learn to:

  • Provide client consultation services
  • Cut hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair to create a variety of looks
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving services

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent time keeping.
  • Good at building relationships within the team and with clients
  • Good organizational skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self- motivated and pro-active
  • Enthusiastic and eager to learn
  • Good team worker
  • Strong communication skills
  • Be able to take direction and respond to authority

Personal qualities

  • Hard working
  • Keen to learn
  • Committed
  • Positive attitude
  • Able to show Initiative
  • Self-motivated
  • Creative flair with an eye to detail.

Desired qualifications

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE  9-3 (A*- D)  grade in English or equivalent
  • GCSE   9-3 (A*-D)  grade in Math’s or equivalent

Future prospects

  • There are great progression opportunities to gain from a Barbering Apprenticeship to continue your career.

  • Employment for gents grooming in this occupation is growing and there has been a noticeable increase of employment in this career industry.

  • Gents barbers also work with other professionals such as fashion designers, photographers, and photographic stylists, fashion models.

About the employer

A well-established Barbers situated in Oldham are looking to recruit a new apprentice to join their team and become a future barbering professional. We are a busy vibrant barber shop and are dedicated to providing excellent barbering services.

 We have a wealth of experience to offer the successful candidate.

The barbers offers the best training in the workplace and work with Oldham College to offer the qualifications required for the apprenticeship award.  The busy environment would suit a candidate with high energy that can provide attention to detail and excellent customer care skills.  Barbering styles vary from traditional barbering to fashion trends and we offer all types of barbering styles to our clients.





Ashton Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Oldham College

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities certificate
  • English Functional Skill Level 2
  • Math’s Functional Skill Level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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