Hair Professional Apprenticeship Level 2 David Charles

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: 30 Nov 2023

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

    On average you will work: Monday to Wednesday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, with one day off Thursday, 12.00pm to 8.00pm. Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Saturday, 8.00am to 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

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

The training you will be getting

  • 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 to expect at the end of your 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 on your feet.

About the employer

David Charles Hair and Beauty is a 5 Star rated salon by the Good Salon Guide. Long established professional salon environment


David Charles






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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Emma Turton

Apprenticeship standard

Hairdressing professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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