Hairdressing Apprenticeship - Level 3 Gems Beauty Studios Limited

The Level 3 NVQ Apprenticeship in Hairdressing is for those who have completed their Level 2 and want to enhance their skills and take on a more responsible position at work. You will be employed and have, or be in the process of developing, your own client base within the salon.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 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

    30 Hrs Monday – Saturday this includes time spent in college

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will have the opportunity to become a senior stylist within the organisation and will work with salon juniors. This is a fantastic opportunity for the apprentice to work in a well-established salon. This salon is busy and the standards are extremely high so candidates must have excellent multi-tasking skills and whilst they are learning must be willing to work within all aspects of the salon.

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing also allows you to work in industry where an assessor will come to your workplace to assess you on the practical elements of the course. One day a week you will be released to College to complete the knowledge requirements, train in a realistic working environment and complete the Functional Skill elements of the programme. The units are selected on the basis of relevance to the industry and the employability value.

These are some of the creative units you will undertake:

  • Contribute to the Planning & Implementation of Promotional Activities - plan an activity such as the hairdressing competition and implement it
  • Creatively cut hair - creating restyle cuts including precision cut
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques & Colour Correction - lightening hair and use of toners, resolve basic colour problems, creative colour techniques and corrective colouring using different types of products
  • Creatively styling and dressing long hair - using conventional and non-conventional items and the use of accessories and added hair


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Multi tasker,
  • Polite,
  • Able to follow instructions but also show initiative.
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking,
  • Be able to work long shifts on their feet,
  • Enthusiastic,
  • Attentive.
  • Enthusiastic approach to all aspects of work.
  • Excellent timekeeping,
  • Professional and presentable appearance,
  • Able to work as part of a team.

Qualifications required


Future prospects

Progress on to higher level apprenticeship

Things to consider

This position will require a late finish on various days and will involve long periods of standing

About the employer

Here at GEMS Beauty Studios Ltd. we invite you to visit us at our salon and indulge yourself in tranquil surroundings whilst enjoying the very best in Health, Beauty and Hair services. Our aim is to provide a relaxing sanctuary where you can rejuvenate and rebalance your mind, body and soul away from the day to day pressures we all encounter. With OUR combined experience we strive to provide you with the highest quality products, treatments and service. We have an extensive range of treatments and products that are aimed at pampering you from head to toe! GEMS Beauty Studios Ltd has all the latest in hair and beauty technology including, Gatineau and Priori CoffeeBerry & AHA - skin care ranges, Electrolysis & waxing - hair removal system, ultra visage - non surgical facelift, ionithermie - body slimming and toning machine, Jessica, Calgel, Minx & GELeration - hand foot and nail care, Botox and more... So you can indulge in the most fantastic products while being pampered to look your very best. Here at gems we are always looking to improve and add to our services. We work closely with two nurse practitioners/prescribers. Many of you may have already met Sarah Kamami she has been working from gems for the last 3 years and will now be working closely along side Jacqueline Naeini. Jacqueline is a highly experienced aesthetic practitioner who’s qualifications include: BMedSC, RGN, Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, Independent Nurse Prescriber and Certified Aesthetics Trainer. Both practitioners are experienced providers of Anti-Wrinkle treatments, Chemical Peels, Dermal Fillers and Aesthetics. After training at the White rose school of beauty and complementary therapies in Huddersfield and gaining excellent experience at some of the top spas, including working for Virgin and the Hilton group, and providing my clients with top of the range beauty therapies, my dream of creating a relaxing sanctuary, and providing some of the best treatments in the industry came true when I decided to branch out alone. Initially setting out as a mobile therapist and renting a room in a sports centre while my client list grew, I then opened a small salon. Always wanting to expand and grow, in 2009 my small beauty salon soon became the thriving hair and beauty business it is today. Now firmly established on Huddersfield Road in Barnsley South Yorkshire,gems continues to grow with thanks and appreciation to our clients. When we moved to Huddersfield road in 2009, I vowed that I would always appreciate my clients because if wasn’t for them then I would never of had the opportunity to let gems grow and flourish like it has. I hoped that everyone would leave, not only feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, but that they would feel as though they were thought of as a friend & valued. With years of dedication, and treatments performed to highest of standards, Gems has built a reputation over 11 years, by our total confidentiality, commitment, professionalism and friendliness. Gems is a place to relax rejuvenate and rebalance your mind body and soul. “Because to us, beauty is beyond skin deep”


Gems Beauty Studios Limited


Huddersfield Road


S75 1HA

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Training provider

Training to be completed onsite and day release at college to complete an intermediate technical certificate in Hairdressing and Functional Skills in Maths and English if required.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Julia Caldwell 01226 216 166

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017