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Apprentice Hairdresser Caprio's Hair Studio

Trainee hairdresser's role within the salon is to support and assist the team in providing clients with a salon experience they want to repeat time and time again.

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Closing date: 14 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Saturday - over 5 days - various shifts to be confirmed, between 30 and 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Whilst assisting qualified stylists you will learn the art and skills of hairdressing by observing numerous services carried out throughout the day. It will be your responsibility to ensure the salon is clean, tidy, and organised ready to accept clients providing them with refreshments, cleansing their hair and eventually moving onto taking bookings over the phone, applying colours, treatments, and other salon services. You will attend college one day a week and work in salon for four days. Apprentice Hairdresser/Salon Assistant is an important role with the salon, hairdressing is a fast-paced industry that requires standing for long periods of the day. The ideal candidate would be a hard-working individual with a passion for styling and colouring hair. Communication plays a major role to become a successful stylist therefore you will need to be able to hold a face-to-face conversation, be polite and work as a team. Hairdressing is part of the fashion industry, so presentation is important too.

Apprentice Hairdresser/Salon Assistant will be required to carry out the following job roles:

  • Ensure salon is presented to clients in a clean, tidy, organised manner by cleaning and prepping styling stations ready for next client, this will involve sweeping away hair cuttings, sanitising work surfaces, setting up equipment etc
  • Meeting and greeting clients on their arrival into the salon; greeting clients as they arrive, guiding them through the salon to the waiting area or styling station, gowning up ready for salon service
  • Cleansing hair; shampooing client’s hair in preparation of service
  • Maintaining a clean, clutter free back wash area
  • Providing clients with refreshments
  • Ensuring stylists have the equipment they require to carry out relevant salon service
  • When not with clients apprentices are required to watch and observe stylists

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

Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing/Barbering) 

All apprentices will complete the core skills and knowledge (Part 1) and will choose the occupational option route for hairdressing or barbering (Part 2) Part 1 – Mandatory core skills and knowledge for hairdressing and barbering.

English & Maths
Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to take the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will be required to attend Dudley College premises one day per week to work towards your Apprenticeship Standard Qualification.  An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessments, coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 2 qualification.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Apprentices are not guaranteed a stylist position at the end of their apprenticeship, but should a position be available and the required qualification has been obtained they can apply.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Able to hold a conversation, Well presented, Willingness to observe, Willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English Language (Grade D/3 or above) Essential

Things to consider

• Late night working until 8pm • Saturday is a working day • Long periods of standing • Hairdressing is a faced paced industry as we work to timings

About the employer

Over 34 years' experience in the hairdressing industry, 24 of these have been as a salon owner. Not only do I manage the Salon, but I am still styling too so run a busy client column. Working alongside me are currently 4 very skilled and creative stylists.


Caprio's Hair Studio






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Training provider



Julie Perks

01384 363314

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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