Hairdressing Apprentice - L2 Diploma for Hairdressing Professionals Stone Hair Salon

As an Apprentice you will need to be able to work as part of a team, provide hairdressing services to valued clientele, at the same time as achieving your Apprenticeship, Level 2 Diploma for Hairdressing Professionals to include Functional Skills if required.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    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 to Saturday (working hours to be confirmed). Between 30 and 40 hours maximum, including 8 hours minimum training.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties to include:

  • Greeting clients on arrival and making them feel welcome
  • Keeping a positive salon atmosphere
  • Serving refreshments
  • Ensuring salon floor is kept clean and tidy
  • Helping out at reception
  • Shampooing clients
  • Assisting stylists with clients
  • Learning the craft of hairdressing and client care
  • Informing clients of the service being provided

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will work towards the Level 2 Diploma for Hairdressing Professionals. The Diploma consists of 5 mandatory units and 1 optional unit. Whilst achieving the qualification you will learn how to cut, colour, blow dry hair and how to deal with clients.

The Functional Skills that are required is English and maths at Level 1.  If these have not been achieved at school, then you will be required to complete and online test for maths and English.

The following will also be embedded into the qualification:

  • Professionalism and values
  • Behaviour and communication
  • Safe working practices

At the end of your Apprenticeship, you will be formally assessed by way of an End-point Assessment (EPA) consisting of the following methods. 

  • Knowledge test
  • Practical assessment
  • Professional discussion (underpinned by a portfolio of evidence)

All training will take place in the salon, with no requirement to attend day release. You will be allocated a highly skilled Trainer/Assessor who will visit you, in the salon, at least once per month. The salon, in partnership with your Trainer/Assessor will help you to acquire the skills and qualifications needed for a successful career and working life.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To obtain the Level 2 Diploma for Hairdressing Professionals, qualify as a hairdresser and build a successful column of clients. Progression on to Level 3 or Barbering will be possible upon successful Level 2 completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Passionate about hairdressing, Ability to learn and grow, Respectful to Educators, Attentive to task set, Attentive to education given, Ability to work as a team


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 2 - 9 (E - A*)) Desired

Things to consider

The vacancy is for between 30 and 40 hours per week. We operate a continuous ongoing recruitment process, therefore, interviews and start dates may vary to that advertised. Applications will be assessed and interviewed as soon as they are received, which may result in the vacancy closing before the advertised date, please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Stone was established in 2005; our elite salon can be found in Bournemouth. The Stone philosophy is to offer clients an exceptional hairdressing experience, priding ourselves in unbeatable customer service and the best technical expertise. A beautiful calm environment awaits our clients at Stone salon. Bespoke colour and tailored cuts are achieved by a credible team with years of experience and an abundant wealth of knowledge. Stone’s team are trained to offer the care and advice to ensure that you leave our salon with the style you desire. Stone are fortunate to have 4 Master Colour Experts out of the 150 in the country. It takes great skill and dedication to become a Wella Master Colour Expert and Stone are proud to say that they all passed with distinctions. The Professional Master Colour programme is an ultimate course to provide the highest achievers in colour in hairdressing.


Stone Hair Salon


Stone Hair Salon

8 Station Approach


BH18 8AX

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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


Sam Stirling


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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