Hairdressing - Hair Professional Apprenticeship Michelle Lawley Hair & Beauty

Michelle Lawley Hair in Tettenhall Wolverhampton has a great opportunity for an individual looking to start their career in the Hairdressing Industry. The successful candidate will be working towards a nationally recognised qualification whilst gaining first-hand experience and working towards becoming a professional Hairdresser.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

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

    You will work full time - Minimum 30 hours & maximum 40 hours. You will be expected to work on Saturdays (The employer will confirm actual shifts)

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice, you will be working alongside experienced Stylists and receive training of the highest standards by one of the UK’s Leading Hairdressing Apprenticeship Training Providers, FG Apprenticeships.

You will also carry out some of the following duties:

  • Meeting & Greeting Clients
  • Front of House Support
  • Supplying Refreshments for Clients
  • Assisting other Team Members
  • General Salon Upkeep
  • Shampooing, Conditioning, and Treating the Hair/Scalp
  • Blow Drying

The training you will be getting

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 your apprenticeship training will be conducted in your Salon, working as part of the Salon team. You will be supported by receiving dedicated training sessions at Francesco Hair Academies which are located in Birmingham City Centre, and Stafford Town Centre.

Hair Professional Course Content:

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

Plus, one of the following optional units:

  • Perming Hair
  • Relaxing Hair

Most of your training and assessments will take place in your Salon in dedicated training sessions. You will also 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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression onto the Level 3 Advanced & Creative Hair Professional Apprenticeship
  • Progression into speciality areas such as Barbering or Colour Expert
  • Assessors Award Qualification / Training, Assessment, Quality Assurance Qualification (TAQA)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


Other No formal qualifications are required (Grade None) Desired

Things to consider

The reality of working as an apprentice isn’t all glamorous, there are jobs that we all must do regardless of level. You will have dedicated time to master the art of Hairdressing, but you will also be supporting and assisting other members of staff. You will be the face of the Salon so you must take pride in your appearance, we encourage individuality, but you must be of smart appearance. Working Saturdays and late nights is a requirement when working in the Hairdressing industry. Being constantly alert is key as you will be in a fast-paced environment

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 Young 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. Michelle has had 25 years experience in the industry and is a L’Oreal Colour Specialist and Wella Master Colour Expert.


Michelle Lawley Hair & Beauty


17-19 High Street




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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


Recruitment Team


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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