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Apprentice Hair Professional Smith and Cullen

Start your hairdressing career with us in our busy, friendly salon and train to become a qualified stylist with our award-winning salon directors, Jason & Tony Cullen-Smith.

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Closing date: 21 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    5 Days a week, shifts TBC. One weekend day per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You are employed in a full-time position within the salon which provides you with an excellent opportunity to start work as an apprentice hairdresser and to earn as you learn. You will work a maximum of 40 hours each week. A typical working week will be five days including one day over the weekend. Your main focus in the salon is to work with managers and hairdressers to provide high quality service and support for clients visiting the salon.

During your employment, you will also be working and studying towards a NVQ Level 2 Hair Diploma for Hair Professionals. Off the job training will be a minimum of 20%.

Work Duties

Your main salon duties will include:

  • Acting as an ambassador of the salon at all times
  • Maintaining a suitably fashionable personal image
  • Being available for work during all scheduled hours
  • Helping to prepare the salon to receive clients
  • Smiling and always appearing happy at work
  • Welcoming clients and visitors to the salon
  • Being helpful and respectful to clients and colleagues
  • Undertaking all reasonable tasks allocated to you
  • Helping to provide refreshments to clients and visitors
  • Gowning up and preparing clients prior to treatment
  • Shampooing and applying conditioner treatments
  • Blow drying hair under supervision when requested
  • Preparing equipment and materials for hairdressers use
  • Re-filling stocks of frequently used materials
  • Helping to maintain a safe working environment
  • Tidying up and maintaining the image of the salon
  • Fully endorsing the products and services of the salon
  • Participating in periodic work performance reviews
  • Assisting in the general security of the salon

Your main training duties will include:

  • Attending all scheduled training sessions
  • Following instructions and learning each new subject
  • Providing suitable training models when requested
  • Completing all project work and tests set by trainers
  • Keeping safe all records of assessment
  • Participating in periodic formal training reviews
  • Sharing your progress with your employer and salon colleagues
  • Attending special salon, and other, events as requested


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • N/A

Personal qualities

  • Smith & Cullen are on the lookout for creative, confident people who are ambitious, willing to work hard and are motivated to become talented hairstylists and colour technicians

Desired qualifications

Ideally GCSE maths & English, but not essential.

Future prospects

Once the apprenticeship has been completed and NVQ Level 2 achieved we will be looking to develop our apprentices into junior stylists.

Things to consider

Successful apprentices will be required to work one day of the weekend.

About the employer

Award-Winning Hairdressing Salon


Smith and Cullen



St. Leonards Road



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Training provider

Windsor Forest Colleges Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Windsor Forest Colleges Group


Emma Raymond 01753443857

  • Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship
  • Training in the College Salon
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths if required

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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