Apprentice Hairdresser HAIR BY IWONA LTD

We have an apprentice opportunity at our salon based in Huntingdon. This position will suit either a new apprentice looking to start their career. The successful applicant will join a very modern friendly salon, with advanced training in salon to gain the newest trends from cutting techniques, balayage, luxurious hair care product range.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage might go up depending on level of experience. Bonus tips from clients.

  • Working week

    Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm (time and shifts might vary to be agreed at interview ).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Learning whole aspect of hairdressing from reception skills
  • Advanced techniques of cutting, blow-drying, colouring
  • Learning how to work in team

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

You will be working in the salon 4-days a week being mentored for in-house training, plus 1-day a week at Cambridge Regional College.

The practical period is the time dedicated to the development of the knowledge, skills and behaviours for your apprenticeship which includes the following components:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Hair Professional Standard skills, knowledge and behaviours
  • Functional Skills Level 1 maths and English (exemptions apply)

The apprentice would be assigned a hairdressing assessor through the college, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence. The knowledge side would be provided via day release workshop attendance, assignments, evidence of workplace competence. Portfolio would be checked via an online Smart Assessor.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Become professional fully qualified hair stylist with possible permanent position in salon after apprenticeship for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

For Level 3 candidates interesting in applying – the entry criteria is Grade 4 or above in GCSE’s English/ Maths. The hairdressing profession is a creative and rewarding industry and the employer will provide close mentoring support to progress to become qualified. The very nature of the job role as a hairdresser means standing at long periods and good body posture is important. Will be required to work Saturday’s and extended shifts during the week. The apprentice will be provided with a uniform.

About the employer

Hair by Iwona established in 2011 - a friendly & professional salon covering all aspect of hairdressing.






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Apprenticeship standard

Hairdressing professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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