Do you want to become a qualified hair stylist? A hairdressing apprenticeship is the most specialised and high-quality way to start your training and earn whilst you learn, becoming a fully qualified hairdresser upon completion. We are recruiting multiple hairdressing apprentices for busy salons in the Derby area.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay may be higher subject to a formal offer of the role.

    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

    Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice in a salon assisting senior team members, you will have many responsibilities. These will include:

  • Booking appointments
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair
  • Drying and styling hair
  • Mixing and applying dyes and colourants
  • Perming and relaxing different types of hair

You will learn the principles of hair colouring and the effect that chemicals can have on the skin, including understanding what an allergic reaction is, and the reasons for applying a skin test. You will also learn about the range of products available for sale, their benefits, and how to promote them to clients.

To begin, you must be at least 16 years of age, be eligible to work in the UK, and not be in full-time studies. Although academic qualifications are needed, having personal attributes such as attention to detail, great people skills and an understanding and sense of style are all highly valued. You also need to be employable, presentable and professional.

In addition, apprenticeship program requirements consist of the following:

  • A minimum of 30 hours of combined work and learning per week
  • One knowledge-based and one competency-based component
  • Proficiency in maths and English or willing to work towards level 2 Functional Skills
  • Understanding of employment rights and responsibilities

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

You will undertake your training at the GetaHead site in Retford for one day per week learning practical and theory skills. You may also be required to complete some training requirements in the workplace.

The apprenticeship will include:

  • City & Guilds - Hair Professional Level 2 (24 months)
  • City & Guilds Functional Skills in maths and English level 2 (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

All apprenticeships are aimed at leading to full-time salon employment. If desired, apprentices can go on to further their skills and knowledge through advanced cutting and colouring courses. or the Level 3 Advanced Hair Professional Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

About the employer

Nottinghamshire Training Group /GetaHead provides high-quality training across a growing number of sectors, from business administration to hairdressing to childcare and early years. At NTG, our mission is “Creating Careers, Building Business.”, this means that nurturing our students’ passion and drive whilst also putting their lifelong ambitions and aspirations is at the core of everything we do. In doing this we aim to support local businesses across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.




18 The Strand

GetaHead Derby




Robin Lyons

01332 970100

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Hairdressing professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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