Apprentice Hairdresser Gorgeous Hair Design

Duties will include general upkeep of the salon, shampooing, assisting stylists, greeting and preparing clients and promoting services and products. Some reception work may also be required. As your skills develop you will be given more responsibility.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Tuesday - Saturday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Greeting clients and visitors to the salon, as well as handling enquiries by telephone
  • Playing a key part in preparing clients for services, including: refreshments, magazines, gowning and general comfort
  • Ensuring every client is happy, comfortable and informed throughout their visit
  • Listening to the needs of clients and informing colleagues of any relevant information
  • Engaging in meaningful and relevant conversation with clients
  • Keeping up to date with fashions and trends in the hairdressing industry
  • Following all health and safety procedures
  • Wearing the required personal protective equipment
  • Assisting stylists with preparing clients for and during the service being provided; this may include removing colours and blow drying under supervision
  • Keeping the salon clean and tidy
  • Promoting the salon's brand principles
  • Striving to meet training plan targets
  • Completing all work set by trainers and assessors in the agreed time frame
  • Putting into practise what you learn
  • Sourcing suitable models for training assessment
  • Contributing to the promotion of a pleasant and positive salon atmosphere
  • Supporting new colleagues

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Are good at working as part of a team
  • Can remember and follow instructions
  • Can anticipate the needs of others
  • Can effectively manage their time
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Work safely

Personal qualities

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Resilience and determination
  • Well presented
  • Passionate about hairdressing
  • Willing to work hard
  • Physically fit
  • Pleasant personality
  • Able to keep calm under pressure
  • Are motivated and keen to learn

Qualifications required

GCSE grades A* - E in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

After achieving NVQ level 2 and completing your Intermediate Apprenticeship you will be encouraged to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship and to gain NVQ level 3. Most of our stylists have been apprentices themselves. Since achieving their Advanced Apprenticeship they have gone on to become senior stylists, trainers and assessors, managers of salon operations, and have taken part in photo shoots and promotional events.

Things to consider

Hairdressing is not a job - it is a vocation. You need to be prepared to work hard and deliver first class customer service even when you may not be feeling at your best. This role will be physically demanding and you will be dealing with clients from all walks of life; you can't be expected to like every client but you will need to make every single one feel they are special. You will need to be flexible because when the salon gets busy everyone needs to help out so that the salon runs smoothly and that could mean bring forward or pushing back your break. Earnings are not brilliant at the start although tips from satisfied clients will help. Once you start building your own clientele you will earn commission on what you contribute to the salon's takings. The busiest stylists, earn the most. Working in a salon is about working as a team, all driven by the same ambition to make every client's visit better than expected, to maintain the loyalty of existing clients and to attract new clients. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

About the employer

A friendly team who needs a professional outgoing confident person to join them. On going support is given and encouragement to develop a professional career.


Gorgeous Hair Design


Bridge Street



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Training provider

  • In salon training towards NVQ level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (if applicable)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Inter Training Services Limited


Margaret Coker 02392 591 666

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017