Hairdressing Apprentice Mane Creations

Placement opportunity for an Apprentice Hairdresser to carry out general salon duties as required.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 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

    Minimum 30 hours per week over a 5-6 day period

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2018

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

General salon duties including:

  • Skill building in hair
  • Reception duties
  • Customer service
  • Learning about the industry
  • Salon maintenance 
  • Housekeeping

This vacancy supports your apprenticeship learning, allowing you to put into practise the skills you learn in your NVQ hairdressing training at EASI Hairdressing Academy. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • No previous hairdressing skills required
  • Good customer service
  • Ability to learn
  • Good people/communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude towards hard work
  • Friendly
  • Willingness to take on any task required

Qualifications required

  • N/A

Future prospects

The placement supports your NVQ training, at the end of which you will be qualified to Level 2 with the prospect of continuing onto your Level 3, after which you will be a fully qualified Hairdresser. The NVQ Level 3 enables you to gain employment within the hair industry and is recognised by salons as evidence of your skills and ability as a hairdresser. There are many more training opportunities within the hair industry which you can tailor to meet your career ambitions. Many stylists continue to train to continuously develop and improve their skills, some focusing on specific paths such as colouring, or training other apprentices.

About the employer

Our dedicated and long standing loyal team of stylists have years of experience and passion that devote enthusiasm into both of our exclusive salons. Having two salons based in Colchester, one located in the heart of Colchester town centre which is surrounded by top retailers and is ideal for busy, on the go, high street fashion trends of the up and coming seasons and lifestyles including students. Our other salon is located near Great Bromley for a hi-style modern trend, without the hustle and bustle of town and a bonus of private car parking. Here at Mane Creations we believe to get the best from your hair you need to have a passionate and innovative team. Whether you’re looking for a trim or completely new image our creative stylists will help find a style that works for you and your lifestyle. We also have stylists that specialise in a creative variety of wedding hair, prom hair and evening hair. With every hair, up we offer a free consultation to look at what styles and images you may have in mind, this helps us to achieve exactly what you want on the day. Call us at either salon for advice or alternatively visit our website.


Mane Creations


7 Red Lion Yard

High Street



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Training provider

  • To achieve the industry standard qualification of City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 and/or Level 3 you can follow an Apprenticeship scheme.
  • An Apprenticeship is open to anyone aged over 16 years employed for 30 hours or more in a salon environment. Learners aged 16-18 years are guaranteed full funding.
  • When a learner is over the age of 19 there are certain restrictions on prior qualifications and often an employer contribution is required by the government.
  • Delivery methods are flexible including in-salon, weekly/fortnightly or evening classes.
  • If you are not eligible for a government funded Apprenticeship it is still possible to achieve your NVQ Level 2 and/or 3 through private funding.  Please contact us for details.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Easi Hairdressing Academy

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2017