Hairdressing Apprentice Paul Falltricks Hairdressing

We have an immediate vacancy for an exceptional Apprentice Hairdresser, who has a passion for wanting to become a Hairdresser. The apprenticeship training programme will last 18 – 24months and you will progress towards achieving The Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing) Level 2 Apprenticeship standard. (Ipswich Suffolk).

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Closing date: 30 Jun 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

    Will include a late evening and Saturdays. Working days and hours are agreed on a rota in the salon. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Meet and greet customers
  • Shampoo and conditioner customers’ hair
  • Maintain a clean salon
  • Provide refreshments to the customers
  • Reception duties
  • Prepare customers for the stylists to cut, tint hair etc.
  • As you develop skills you may be given the opportunity to style hair, apply tint and colour

Your training will require you to demonstrate a competence in shampooing and conditioning, cutting hair, tinting hair, styling hair, setting and dressing hair plus reception duties. Your skills and competence will be assessed on paying customers, either in our academy or in the workplace (salon).

The training you will be getting

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job and off-the-job training. This means you'll spend time in a hairdressing salon working and learning the relevant skills to develop your competence in hairdressing.

You will gain an understanding of the knowledge and practical skills associated with hairdressing, have an opportunity to work with real clients and real products as well as vital skills such as customer care, teamwork, and retail skills. This will also include studying to achieve your Functional Skill in English and maths at Level 1 if required.

Apprenticeships are a work-based qualification that is designed to ensure that at the end of your apprenticeship programme you are job ready. If you are passionate about hairdressing we are waiting to hear from you! You will work towards a Level 2 Apprentice Hairdressing qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After the successful completion of an Apprenticeship Level 2 you will be offered to continue to work towards an Apprenticeship Level 3 qualification
  • Finally, if successful you will be offered a Graduate Stylist position
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


Other None Required (Grade None Required) Desired

Things to consider

Hairdressing is a rewarding, exciting career! You should enjoy working with people and be a team player. At times hairdressing is hard work as salons can be very busy but you will also gain many skills, meet lots of people and make great work friends.

About the employer

With prestigious salons in Suffolk and Norfolk, John Michael has a reputation for quality, creative style and colour, backed by award-winning training and brilliant customer service. Our flagship salon is located in Ipswich with another branch in Bury St. Edmunds.


Paul Falltricks Hairdressing


45 Butter Market



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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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