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Apprentice Hairdressing Technician The Little Hair Boutique

We have an apprentice opportunity at our salon based in St Ives. This position will suit either a new apprentice looking to start their career, or ideally for a candidate looking to complete their Level 2 apprenticeship and progress onto Level 3.

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Closing date: 04 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Opening times of salon, shifts will be agreed upon. MONDAY- 9:00am – 5.30pm TUESDAY- 9:00am - 7:00pm WEDNESDAY- 11am - 9:00pm THURSDAY- C L O S E D FRIDAY- 9:00am - 5:30pm SATURDAY- 8:30am - 4:30pm SUNDAY- C L O S E D

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Salon responsibilities will include:

  • Greeting clients as they arrive
  • Dealing with payments and appointment bookings
  • Shampooing, draping and brushing out a client's hair before the cut or style
  • Preparing colour treatments
  • Supplying refreshments to clients
  • Maintaining the presentation of The Little Hair Boutique salon at all times
  • Cutting clients hair with close mentoring support and training provided.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be undertaking a Level 2 apprenticeship to become a Hair Professional. Opportunities to progress on to Level 3 for the right candidates.

The apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the College, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence. Day release attendance is once a week during term-time at Cambridge campus.

The practical training period is the time dedicated to the development of the knowledge, skills and behaviours for your apprenticeship which includes the following components;

• Level 2 in Hairdressing Apprenticeship Standard

• Hair Professional Standard Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours.

• Functional Skills Level 1 Maths and English (exemptions apply)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship (at Level 2) could lead to a possible position in a Hairdressing Technician role and the chance to continue on to a Level 3.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Trustworthy


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-D/9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-D/9-3) Essential

Things to consider

You will be working in the salon 4 days a week with 1 day a week at Cambridge Regional College. The hairdressing profession is a creative and rewarding industry and the employer will provide close mentoring support to progress to become qualified. The very nature of the job role as a hairdresser means standing at long periods and good body posture is important. Will be required to work Saturday’s and extended shifts during the week. The apprentice will be offered a uniform. The salon is located within St Ives town centre with access to public transport.

About the employer

The Little Hair Boutique is a pretty and sleek salon situated in a courtyard off Cromwell Mews in St Ives Cambridgeshire (no 10). The salon is on 2 floors so allowing the option of privacy and calmness if needed. We opened in May 2014 and started off as a team of 2 and has since grown to a team of 8 and had a location change in 2019 due to outgrowing our premises. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming salon, whilst offering a professional service with a relaxed atmosphere. We all have such a passion for hair and thrive off education and always learning no matter how much experience we have. We regularly have in salon training with our colour team and also attend courses in London to keep refreshed. We are a REDKEN colour and product salon and also stock olaplex. We also now have The Little Hair bridal and extension bar situated at number 4 Cromwell Mews specialising in nanos, tapes, weaves and all things bridal! All our stylists are level 3 trained and we also have a mixture of colour specialists, extension specialists, bridal specialists and retail specialists ensuring that we have the full knowledge between us to create the perfect hair for our clients. We offer call out bridal services to keep our clients day running as smoothly as possible.


The Little Hair Boutique


10 Cromwell Mews

Station Road

St Ives

PE27 5HH

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Training provider




01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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