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Hairdressing Apprentice essence hair

Essence Hair in Haywards Heath are recruiting a Hair Professional Apprentice to join our team. With training in house and at college this is a great opportunity for someone wishing to break into the hairdressing industry. Applicants should have a passion for hairdressing, enjoy working in a team and able to work with a range of clients.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 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

    40 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Some of the main tasks will include (but are not limited to):

  • Undertake consultations
  • Shampoo, condition and treat hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Tidy up the salon (sweeping hair and cleaning)
  • Make refreshments for customers
  • Attend college once every other week as part of your day release programme

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have a commmitment to quality, a positive attitude and team working
  • Being able to communicate with a wide range of people
  • be able to stand for long periods of time

Personal qualities

  • A passion to work in the hairdressing industry
  • Work under pressure
  • Observe time management and self-management
  • Show a willingness to learn
  • Organisational skills

Desired qualifications

Qualifications in maths and English are not essential but if ou do not have a Level 2 qualification in maths and English you will be required to study Functional Skills during your day evey other week in college.

Future prospects

At the end of the apprenticeship there may be the opportunity to progress on to Level3 or a full time job role with the organisation.

Things to consider

One day every other week you will attend East Sussex College at the Lewes campus.  There are train and bus connections.

About the employer

Here at Essence Hair we offer a bespoke hairdressing service tailored to the needs and ideas of our clients, our experienced stylists and hairdressers cover all their needs.  Our friengly and professional team will pay close attention to what clients want and deliver outstanding results.  We know we have an amazing skill set to share with students and encourage development to further your skills in the best way.  


essence hair


Unit 25

The Orchards

Haywards Heath

RH16 3TH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sussex Coast College Hastings


Penny Shearer 030 300 39777

  • Apprenticeship Certificate (Pass or Distinction)
  • Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE Grade D-E or level 2-3) unless exampt

20% of your contracted working hours will specifically be spent on trainng.  Training will consist of attending college, one day every other week, as well as training in the workplace where you will shodow other stylists and be mentored.  Day release will be from East Sussex College's Lewes Campus, one day every other week.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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