Hair Professional Apprenticeship Cora Hair

Cora Hair in Birmingham 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

    To be confirmed by employer.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 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 of 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 Group’s Academy located in Birmingham City Centre.

Hair Professional Course Content:

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

Plus one of the following optional units:

  • Perming Hair
  • Relaxing Hair
  • Hair extensions

The majority of your training and assessments will take place in your Salon in dedicated training sessions.

You will also be required to attend our state-of-the-art academy in Birmingham 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 Advanced & Creative Hair Professional Apprenticeship
  • Progression into speciality areas such as Barbering or Colour Expert
  • Assessors Award Qualification / Training, Assesment, Quality Assurance Qualification (TAQA)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Smart appearance, Passion for hairdressing, Positive and friendly attitude, Dedication


Other No Formal Requirements (Grade None) Desired

Things to consider

The reality of working as an apprentice isn’t all glamorous, there are jobs that we all have to 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 have to 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

Cora Hair is an independent, contemporary salon offering innovative hair services in Birmingham city centre. The salon's namesake, Cora started the business in 2013 which has transformed into a multi- award winning salon. Cora brings a wealth of experience to the salon. Her 30 year career encompasses working for leading industry brands as well as training and education, securing the future of this exciting profession. Cora's hand- picked Team delivers a Cora Hair experience that offers the very best in professional service in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.


Cora Hair


16-18 Temple Row

B2 5HG

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Training provider


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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