Hairdressing apprentice at Cutting Edge in Maybush, Southampton. MS S J COTTON

We're looking for a dedicated and motivated individual to join our team as a Hairdressing Apprentice. You'll work alongside experienced stylists and receive on-the-job training as well as attending college one day a week to develop your skills in cutting, colouring, and styling. Apply now to join our team as an Apprentice.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00 to £20,820.80

    The first year is national minimum wage with an opportunity to increase the 2nd year.

    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, Wednesday and Friday (one of those at college) 9.00am - 5.30pm, Thursday, 2.00pm - 7.30pm and Saturday, 9.00am - 4.30pm. 30 mins lunch every day.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

What you will do in your working day

The duties and responsibilities within the salon include:

  • Meeting and greeting clients in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Assisting qualified Hairdressers with shampooing, providing treatments, blow-drying etc.
  • After relevant training, some basic cutting and styling will be involved in this role. This will become more complex as your skills develop
  • Working on the reception desk and booking client appointments
    Keeping the salon clean and tidy
  • Offering clients refreshments

The training you will be getting

  • This qualification is Level 2 Hairdressing which awards a Diploma for hairdressing professional. It takes 18-24 months and comprises multiple modules along the way and a crucial end-point assessment to determine your readiness to take on clients of your own
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths will be provided for those without Grade 4/C (or equivalent) if required. 
  • 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This qualification can lead to becoming a professional successful hairstylist/managing a salon/owning a salon

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Team working, Creative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Cutting Edge is a friendly salon with a great team of staff to help any new member.






SO16 5EB


Sarah Cotton


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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

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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