Hairdressing Apprentice Ahead Of Hair

A placement opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Hairdresser. 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.

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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

    02 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced 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 and housekeeping.

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.

Things to consider

From the 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.

About the employer

Our main goal is to offer high quality services through our team, always emphasizing the performance and exceeding the expectations of our clients. In addition, we respect the individuality of each of our customers, always seeking to offer personalised services, so that their experience becomes unique and unforgettable. We are constantly looking for innovation and development of our company and team, always being updated with the latest in the market, so that, united with our suppliers, you receive the best service / service possible.


Ahead Of Hair


43 Bluehouse Avenue


CO16 7BA

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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