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Apprentice Hairdressing Technician The Vintage Avenue Salon Ltd

We have a vacancy opportunity for an apprentice to join our team at The Vintage Avenue Salon. This position will suit either a new apprentice looking to start their career, or ideally for a candidate looking to complete their Level 2 Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 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

    Salon opening hours: Monday and Sunday Salon is Closed Tuesday 10.00-7.00pm Wed 10.00am- 7.00pm Thurs 11am-8.00pm Fri 10.00am-7.00pm Sat 8.30am-3.30pm 1-hour lunch / breaks (includes the paid day release into college for training).

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    26 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Salon responsibilities will include:

  • Greeting clients as they arrive the salon
  • Dealing with payments and appointment bookings
  • Shampooing, draping and brushing out a client's hair before the cut or style
  • Preparing colour treatments
  • Supplying refreshments to clients
  • Maintaining the presentation of the salon at all times
  • Cutting clients hair with close mentoring support and training provided

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Passionate for great customer service
  • Has a creative flair and passionate to learn the hairdressing profession
  • Is presentable in appearance
  • You will be able to work as part of a small and successful team

Personal qualities

  • Approachable
  • Good time keeping
  • Is trustworthy

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum grade 3 or D in GCSE’s English & maths (or equivalent)
  • Functional Skills exemptions apply if hold A*-C/ grade 4 or above                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Future prospects

This Apprenticeship (at Level 2) could lead to a permanent Hairdressing Technician role and the chance to continue on to a Level 3.

Things to consider

You will be working in the salon 4 days a week with 1 day a week at Cambridge Regional College.

The hairdressing profession is a creative and rewarding industry and the employer will provide close mentoring support to progress to become qualified. The very nature of the job role as a hairdresser means standing at long periods and good body posture is important. Will be required to work Saturday’s and extended shifts during the week.

The employer will provide a commission structure with opportunity to earn – training will be provided to offer our clients treatments, hair products and services offered within the salon, in a professional and welcoming working environment.

The apprentice will be offered a uniform (if required).

The salon is located within Biggleswade with good access to public transport.

About the employer

The Vintage Avenue Salon pride themselves as specialists in hair, beauty and aesthetics. From offering clients with classic to trending cuts, their team of award-winning stylists can trim, style, colour & transform your hair, no matter what the occasion.
Stylists are committed to helping clients look their absolute best and provide the best quality products on the market to give clients a premium experience.
We know how to care for our client’s hair and create gorgeous blonde hair colours from silky icy blonde to a buttery vanilla blonde style. If it’s balayage clients are after, the trained hair technicians are experienced in colours to accentuate a client’s features and hair style, using a freehand painting technique. 
So, at The Vintage Avenue means their clients are pampered, treated with care by a stylist within a relaxed soothing salon environment.  We always ensure clients can completely unwind and leave us feeling happy, with gorgeous looking hair and full of confidence.


The Vintage Avenue Salon Ltd



High Street


SG18 0JE

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cambridge Regional College


Camilla 07814507777

The hairdressing apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the College, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence and also the apprentice will attend Day release in-college for training.

Learning resources are provided via an online Smart Assessor.

If the candidate meets the minimum entry requirements, then works towards intensive Level 1 Functional Skills in maths & English at Cambridge campus (exemptions may apply).    

Opportunities to progress on to Level 3 for the right candidate.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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