Hair Professional Apprenticeship DOUCE LIMITED

Douce is a concept store comprising a Hair Salon, Cafe/Bar and retailer. Previous award winners of 'Best Boutique Salon UK'. We are looking for two apprentices to join our team, to start your hairdressing journey and to learn all areas of hairdressing with a salon in Cambridge. This apprenticeship could lead to exciting opportunities.

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Closing date: 17 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Monthly bonus for punctuality and attendance

    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

    4 days a week plus 1 day at college campus. 40 hr inclusive of rest breaks Some evening and weekend shifts. Days and hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We would like our apprentices to feel confident in our salon, this is not your conventional apprenticeship position, we are looking for someone we can help gain basic skills quickly to ensure they can get as much hands-on experience as possible. Finding themselves models for regular training in salon time to progress to a high standard of hairdressing. They will also be helping maintain the salon's upkeep along with all our staff, we like to work on a fair level.

  • Greeting clients as the 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 salon at all times

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

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

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • 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?

Following the apprenticeship period, we would love to see the candidate progress in our salon. Further roles and responsibilities can be gained, alongside the chance of working between our Cambridge and London salons and occasionally at events and festivals too.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D or 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D or 3) Essential

Things to consider

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 some weekend and extended shifts during the week. The apprentice will be offered a uniform.

About the employer

We have built our foundations using two 1960s American Airstream trailers for salons We have a two and three chair salon catering for both men and women. With sites in Cambridge and London whilst traveling to various festivals, weddings and events across the UK, we are a hairdressing brand on the move. We have a flagship concept store in Eddington in Cambridge feature a cafe/ bar, retail area and of course hair, the most unique salon in Cambridge. Our space has 5 chairs making it a lovely space to learn and grow with the team.




Retail Unit

47 Eddington Avenue



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Apprenticeship standard

Hairdressing professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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