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Hairdressing Apprenticeship Hairways (Droylsden)

We are looking for an enthusiastic applicant with a passion for the industry and a determination to succeed in their hairdressing career. Your M43, working in partnership with MJTS. Candidates will initially attend an interview with Michaeljohn Training School at our city centre premises before having an interview with the Employer.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 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

    Working 30-40 hours in salon with one day release to college. Shifts T.B.C.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    22 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are currently working with an employer in the Tameside area looking for an enthusiastic and confident individual with passion and determination to make a successful career in hairdressing. Hairdressing requires applicants to be focused, reliable and committed to your training and salon. As an apprentice working in a modern, stylish and fast paced salon you will learn and develop your personal/ employability skills to become a qualified professional.

Your responsibilities of the role require:

  • Punctuality, good timekeeping and attendance
  • A keen interest in the industry, by being presentable and portraying a professional image at all times.
  • Good behaviours and values required in working with the colleagues and clients
  • Positive commitment and dedication to learning, training and the development of skills
  • Meet planned targets from tutorials and progress reviews, agreed with the employer, teacher and yourself during your apprenticeship

Your duties are to:

  • Be available, helpful and friendly assisting the stylists and clients with day to day activity
  • Welcome clients offering hospitality refreshments and seating
  • Greet clients and preparing them ready for stylists and services
  • Assist the reception by answering the phone, booking appointments and handling enquiries
  • Communicate and work as team member
  • General housekeeping throughout the day to ensure the salon is always welcoming to the client
  • Work hard to get good results and develop your skills at each stage of training
  • Support stylist with services from shampooing, applying back wash treatments working up to more complex services such as Styling and drying, colour application as your skills develop  

The development of skills will be gained working with the employer and the Training School according to your own individual Apprenticeship training plan (between 1 year and 1week – 2 years).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

No formal qualification required, all we ask for is that you have a passion and desire to succeed within the hairdressing industry.

Personal qualities

  • A desire to develop your skills and success in the industry
  • You must be driven and have an enthusiastic approach to your work
  • You must be able to follow instructions
  • You must be organised and have good attention to detail
  • A helpful and friendly approach is essential
  • Good customer service and communication skills
  • Good timekeeping to meet client demand
  • Good attention to detail is vital to this roll
  • A professional appearance is essential
  • Able to work as part of a team and adapt to client’s personalities

Desired qualifications

Formal qualifications are useful but not essential as Michaeljohn Training School is an Equal Opportunities Training School, we welcome people from all backgrounds. Treating people fairly, according to their needs. 

Future prospects

  • This is a perfect opportunity to get into hairdressing earning salaries, when qualified, on average of £25,000+ a year
  • Potential securing a permanent job within the same company on completion of your qualification
  • Opportunities to become your own boss working mobile, working abroad, working on model runways and cruise ships. The opportunities are endless
  • Progression to a Level 3 NVQ Qualification or a Barbering Qualification
  • Progression on to Teaching Qualification

Things to consider

  • This role will involve working with chemicals, heated equipment and sharp scissors – We will train you to work safely and practical within your salon and the training school
  • If you are short-listed for this role, you will have to attend an interview with the training school before we send you out to the advertised salon for an interview, but don’t worry if that salon is not for you we will help you to get more interviews over time!
  • You are required to provide your own kit/equipment, Michaeljohn will offer you a discounted kit complete with everything you will need to start your career
  • This role may include weekend work depending on your salon and maybe one late night

About the employer

Hairways range from creative hair-up styles for any occasion, whether it be weddings, proms or romantic dinners with many creative options at hand. Ranging from curls to stylish plaits to a sleek bun or 50's style Burlesque babe. They offer personalised consultations and expert aftercare to maintain the salon's professional look, long after your visit. They are currently looking for an apprentice to join their team. 


Hairways (Droylsden)



Market Street


M43 6DE

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Training provider

Michael John Training Manchester

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Michaeljohn


Recruitment 0161 819 2552

Hair Professional level 2.

We are looking for someone who will impress us with their creativity and determination, making their dreams a reality and working their way up in the industry, meeting lifelong friends and clients. You will be in the training school one day a week working alongside your dedicated assessor that will stay with you throughout your course and in the salon for the other 4 days a week where you will receive regular visits from our reviewers to check your progress.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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