Hairdressing Apprenticeship Peter Hickman

We are looking for a Hair Professional Apprentice for our busy salon in Gloucester to learn the skills to become a hairdressing professional. You will carry out salon assistant duties whilst learning working behaviours, consultation/client care, shampoo & conditioning, style & setting hair up, cutting and colour hair- with weekly in-house training.

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Closing date: 14 Dec 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

    Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.30pm. Friday, 9.00am - 6.30pm. Saturday, 8.30am - 4.00pm with a day off during the week to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • You will be learning and supporting the salon, receiving training weekly and working towards your apprenticeship, helping with the day to day running of the salon, learning the skills needed to become a stylist
  • Maintaining health and safety in the salon, keeping tidy
  • Reception work
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Block work, blow dry
  • Assisting and shadowing stylists

The training you will be getting

You will work towards your Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing)
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • On-the-job training, with one day a week at Gloucester Salon for continued training
  • Receiving regular visits from your tutor throughout the apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Move on to become a Senior Stylist with Management Potential.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

About the employer

The Peter Hickman group comprises of four hairdressing salons throughout Gloucestershire and in Herefordshire. The first was founded in Gloucester in 1957 and Peter Hickman MBE continues to own and manage the group, as well as being a stylist for two days a week. The Peter Hickman group are renowned throughout the hairdressing industry for our professionalism and training methods. Our salons provide a wide range of services from traditional cuts, dramatic styles, current colour techniques and competitive wedding packages. Our salons also offer a walk in Barbers service. Our friendly staff have extensive training and frequently attend courses at the L’Oreal Academy in London and Vidal Sassoon in Mayfair. We are stockists of Tigi, GHD, Redken and L’Oreal.


Peter Hickman






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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


Kellie Nicholls

01452 520567

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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