Apprentice Hairdresser Fox Hair Design

We have a fantastic opportunity to work for a salon based in Barwell as an Apprentice Hairdresser. Your duties will range from booking in clients to learning basic practical hairdressing skills whilst working towards your Level 2 Hairdressing Apprenticeship. This post is ideal for anybody wanting to start a career in Hairdressing.

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Closing date: 22 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

    40 hours per week Tuesday-Saturday (including one day release to College). Actual hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


As an intermediate hairdressing apprentice, you will be a valued member of the team and tasks will involve duties including:

  • Reception duties - answering the phone, booking appointments and advising on services etc
  • general cleaning and upkeep of the salon
  • making drinks
  • shampooing
  • assisting the salon's stylists
  • When you have built up some basic knowledge and skills you will also be able to carry out hairdressing services including blow dries, styling and colour application.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Apprentices are expected to have good time keeping skills, good communication skills and be able to work using their own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Apprentices are required to have a positive, flexible attitude and be enthusiastic.
  • This role involves working with the public so we expect you to be polite and courteous at all times and promote a positive image of yourself and the company.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grade A-D in Maths (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Grade A-D in English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

The potential to progress onto further industry related qualifications for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Working in Hairdressing can sometimes be physically challenging with long periods of time being active. Due to the nature of the business there may be a requirement to work a Saturday. You will also need appropriate trade equipment (e.g. Scissors etc). Kits can be purchased from the college staff. 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.

About the employer

Our latest edition to the Fox Hair Design family.

After 8 successful years in Barwell we thought the time was right to take Hinckley by storm and expand.

The Hinckley team is headed by Lisa and we are committed to bringing the same exceptional outstanding experience that guests enjoy in our Barwell salon to Hinckley.


Fox Hair Design


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Training provider

The Apprenticeship will consist of the following:


  • City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing (Competence & Knowledge)
  • Functional Skill in Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skill in English Level 1
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities


There will be a requirement to attend the College for day release on either a Tuesday or Wednesday for work towards your qualification and any Functional Skills (where appropriate).  Assessments will be carried out during agreed times in the workplace.


You will work to complete eight mandatory units including:

  • Ensuring your own actions reduce risks to health and safety;
  • Giving clients a positive impression of yourself and the organisation;
  • Advise and consult with clients;
  • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp;
  • Change hair colour;
  • Style and finish hair;
  • Set and dress hair;
  • Cut hair using basic techniques;


You will also be required to choose one further optional unit to achieve the qualification including:

  • Promote additional products or services to clients;
  • Perm and neutralise hair;


On the job training will be provided by the employer in addition to the Apprenticeship framework.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North Warwickshire & Hinckley College


Vicki Haslam 02476 243072

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017