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Hairdressing Apprentice LISA O'DONOVAN

The Gaff’ettes are searching for a new apprentice, to support, and train to become a qualified Hair Stylist. This position would suit someone creative, with an interest in fashion, who enjoys practical working and learning.

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Closing date: 18 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

    Working between Monday to Saturday, with a day at college. 9.30am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The GAFF'ettes is a walk-in ladies only salon, offering a wide range of hair services and products, in relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Gaff’ettes is an excellent environment to learn and develop into a fully-qualified stylist. You will work alongside and learn from a small, friendly and supportive team.

Duties will include:

  • Observing and learning different cutting and styling techniques
  • Maintaining a professional approach and good communication skills with customers and colleagues
  • Learning how to shampoo hair in preparation for the stylist
  • Leaning how blow dry and straighten hair correctly
  • Learning proper techniques for colouring and colour removal
  • Assisting qualified stylists with hair foils and perms
  • Providing reception duties, greeting clients, answering the telephone, booking appointments
  • Working well as a member of the team with a desire to learn, supported by a qualified stylist
  • Maintaining salon cleanliness with housekeeping and laundry duties
  • Replenishing stock and making sure the salon is presented in the best way possible
  • All other associated duties as required

As an apprentice, you will attend college day-release sessions at The Grimsby Institute once each week. You will also receive full training and support from the employer’s team who will provide a wealth of knowledge, and essential practical skills.

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

  • Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals
  • A bespoke programme of practical, technical and vocational learning

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The Gaff’ettes are offering this Apprenticeship with the view of the role becoming a permanent career for the right candidate, with a potential progression to a Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Enjoys meeting new people, Friendly and approachable, Interested in hair and fashion, Willing to learn, Punctual


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

Things to consider

The Gaff’ettes is located in the centre of Louth. Please check the employer’s location and ensure you would be able to report to work on a daily basis. Hairdressing Apprenticeships run on a day-release programme. The successful applicant will be required to attend training sessions at The Grimsby Institute (DN34 5BQ) for a full day on Monday each week. There is a college bus service that runs from Louth.

About the employer

The Gaff'ettes is a walk-in ladies-only salon. The Gaff'ettes has a relaxed & friendly atmosphere and offers a wide range of hair services & products







LN11 9NS

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Training provider



Helena Gollings


Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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