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Hair Professional Apprentice Headquarters Ltd

Headquarters are looking for a Hair Professional Apprentice to join their busy, established team. Your duties will involve all aspects of training towards gaining the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard.

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Closing date: 30 May 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

    Shifts to be arranged upon starting.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Hairdressers will:

  • Be able to shampoo and condition hair
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques
  • Style and finish hair to create a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair for ladies
  • Hairdressers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair
  • They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients
  • Demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role
  • Be able to work without supervision  to a high level of precision with exceptional client care skills

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Behaviours and communication:

  • Greet clients in a friendly manner, choose the most appropriate way of communicating wiht clients; be helpful and courteous at all times; adapt behaviours in response to each client; respond promptly to clients seeking assistance; establish client expectations and needs; explain clearly any reason why the client's needs or expectations cannot be met; willingly undertake wider salon duties including reception duties where appropriate

Safe working practices:

  • Maintain effective, hygienic and safe working methods; adhere to workplace, suppliers' or manufacturers' instructions for the safe use of equipment, matrerials and products; meet legal and organisational requirements; maintain the client's modesty, privacy and comfort; minimise risks of cross infection


  • Proactively assess the client's requirements: examine the hair, skin and scalp; facial characteristics including face shape, skin tone, hair colour, lifestyle and suitabiity; conduct visual checks and any necessary tests on the hair, skin and scalp; advise clients on services or products; identify the client's hair characteristics and hair classification; advise clients on hair maintenance and management

Personal qualities

  • You must demonstrate professionalism and passion for the industry
  • Have a commitment to quality, a positive attitude and team working
  • Work under pressure
  • Observe time management and self-management
  • Show a willingness to learn
  • Complete services in a commercially viable time and to a high standard
  • Meet organisational and industry standards of appearance
  • Observe professional ethics

Desired qualifications

  • You must have acheived GCSE grade 3/D or equivalent in maths and English

Future prospects

  • Once you have achieved your Hair Profesional Apprenticeship Standard, there is always the opportunity of progressing onto an Advanced level Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Things to consider

  • This role will involve standing for the majority of your working day
  • Due to the nature of the business you will be required to work on Saturdays and you may also be required to work some late evenings within your working week

About the employer

Headquarters Unisex Hair Studio is an independent salon in Wellingborough. We opened our doors for the first time in 2001. Over the years we have maintained our well earned reputation for the very high level of service we offer to our clients. We are a highly skilled, creative and friendly team of professional hairdressers, working with our clients to ensure that we provide you with the creativity, latest techniques and the very best quality hair products that are required to ensure that you leave the salon delighted with the end product.


Headquarters Ltd



Gold Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aston Recruitment & Training Ltd


Liz Haywood 01604 230371

Hair Professional Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • One day per week at Aston's Academy in central Northampton, working towards the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if applicable

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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