Hair Professional Apprenticeship Level 2 PHILIPS HAIR SALONS LIMITED

Apprentice Hairdresser to undertake a 24 month course that is the entry point for a career in hairdressing. You will be employed by a salon earning a wage, working 4 days in a salon and one day training at the Philips Academy, Some weekend working is expected. Hairdressing is a creative, vibrant and happy industry to work in.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    On average you will work: Monday to Wednesday 9 to 5, with one day off Thursday 12 to 8 Friday 9 to 5 Saturday 8 to 4

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your role will include:

  • Meeting and greeting clients in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair and providing treatments, drying hair, setting hair and sourcing equipment. Assisting qualified Hairdressers with mixing colours, moving on to colour application and colour choice
  • Some basic cutting and styling will be involved in this role, which will become more complex throughout the training to include some advanced techniques
  • Assisting with reception duties and offering refreshments to clients, moving onto making new appointments for clients
  • Keeping the salon clean and tidy

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

  • Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Functional skills in maths and English (as required)
  • Training will take place within your salon of employment on an ongoing basis and also once a week at the Philips Academy in Wakefield City Centre.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you could progress onto the Advanced and Creative Hair Professional Level 3.

You could become a stylist within a salon or become a self-employed hairdresser.

Hairdressing is a skill that is transferable around the world, opening up job opportunities in different countries 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

This role will involve working with chemicals, heated equipment and sharp scissors. The majority of your day will be spent standing up.

About the employer

Philips Hair Salons has been operating since 1974, with 4 salons and an Academy that deliverers apprenticeship training.




Dickinson House

Bank Street



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Training provider



Emma Turton

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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