Hairdressing apprentice Architect Hairdressing

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic young person to train in our busy salon, you'll receive top quality training and get to work with a friendly and fun team. Architect and its team have received many awards for their work, team ethos and standards. Have a look at our Instagram to learn more and apply via direct messages @architect_hair

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Our apprentices start on minimum wage but with experience and commitment this is raised so that they are paid a higher rate.

    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

    At Architect you'll work average 4.5 days per week, attending college 1 day per fortnight. Days and shifts to be confirmed - Sample working week Monday 11.00 - 7.00 Tuesday college/off Wednesday 10.00 - 6.00 Thursday off Friday 12.00 - 8.00 Saturday 9.00 - 5.00

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • A day spent at Architect Hair is busy, fun, exciting and educational, you'll learn from award winning stylists in cut colour and styling and get to look after our lovely clients. Your duties will include...
  • Assisting stylists 
  • Looking after clients
  • Reception work
  • On the job training through watching and assisting
  • Evening and day time salon training sessions on cut, colour and styling
  • Initially shampooing, but role grows quickly with experience
  • Ensuring the salon is tidy for client arrivals 

The training you will be getting

You will be trained to VCTC Hair Professional Standard Level 2 which will earn a Level 2 Diploma in Hair Professional.

The apprenticeship is based at Architect Hair where you'll recieve training in cutting, colouring and styling, you'll also get to spend one day per fortnight at Westrow Academy in Leeds City Centre.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completing level 2 apprenticeship you will progress to level 3. 

On completion you will become a stylist working on clients in the salon, with further training specialisms in colour, smoothing and or extension work available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 5 or above) Desired

About the employer

We are an award winning salon in a busy and prosperous Leeds suburb. Our salon is renowned for its training programme producing well trained highly paid stylists. The standards of work and customer care are high. Our team have fun at work and also on our many social events, it's a great place to work!


Architect Hairdressing


52 Otley Road






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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

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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