Hairdressing - Hair Professional Apprenticeship MICHELLE LAWLEY LIMITED

Apprentices will be employed and work in the salon while undertaking FG apprenticeship hairdressing training at Francesco Groups' prestigious academy once a week. Apprentices will carry out some of the following duties when starting their apprenticeship. Shampooing and treatments, blow drying and assisting other staff members.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The Salary is based on 30 hours per week at NMW for apprentices from 01/04/2023.

  • Working week

    Days and hours are to be confirmed by the employer. Total hours per week: 30 minimum 40 maximum.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprentices will carry out some of the following duties when starting their hair professional apprenticeship:

  • Shampooing and treatments
  • Blow drying
  • Assisting other staff members
  • Front of House support
  • General salon duties

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

Your hair professional qualification will be awarded by VTCT and is a nationally recognised qualification. You will receive the following during your apprenticeship:
·         Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

·         Functional Skills in maths, English, and IT Skills at Level 1 or 2 (as required)

·         Francesco Group Business Enterprise Project.
All hair apprenticeship training is conducted work-based in a reputable commercial salon, working as part of the salon team, and supported by dedicated training sessions at one of Francesco Group’s Academies located in either Stafford or Birmingham.

Hair Professional Course Content:

• Client care and consultation
• Team working
• Shampooing, conditioning, and treating the hair
• Ladies cutting
• Hair colouring
• Styling the hair


Plus, one of the following optional units:
• Perming Hair
• Relaxing Hair
• Hair extensions

You will be required to attend one of our state of the art academies in Birmingham or Stafford once a week. Our academies reflect the most up-to-date salons and have lecture rooms with interactive presentation equipment and training resources to support you. We have laptops and internet access for independent learning and 1-1 support sessions to help you every step of the way. You will also have progress reviews every ten weeks carried out at your salon, with your employer and a representative from the academy.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression onto the Advanced Creative Hair Professional Apprenticeship.
  • Progression into speciality areas such as barbering or colour expert.
  • Assessors Award qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Smart appearance, Passion for hairdressing, Positive and friendly attitude


Other No formal qualifications are required. (Grade None) Desired

Things to consider

Please ensure you give as much detail as possible with your application and check your commute time/method.

About the employer

Michelle Lawley is recognised as one of the countries top Hair Colourists. Her award winning skills took her to the finals of the prestigious British Hairdressing Awards, being nominated for British Colourist of the Year two years in a row. She was runner up in The L’Oreal Colour Trophy and has been a finalist in The Clothes Show’s Hairdresser of the Year competition. Following her competition success, Michelle went on to judge the ‘Young Colourist’ category of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy along with other top names in the hairdressing industry. Michelle has travelled the UK and Europe doing hair shows, teaching seminars and her own colour course which she designed. Following this, Michelle designed one of L’Oreal’s worldwide colour collections at L’Oreal headquarters in Paris. That’s not all, Michelle has offered hair colour advice to the public during her role as Hair Doctor for the Good Salon Guide. Michelle has also written articles for and had her photographic work appear in numerous publications – including leading industry and consumer magazines – as well as on several front covers.







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Training provider



Recruitment Co-Ordinator - Lola Lilley


Apprenticeship standard

Hairdressing professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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