Hairdressing Apprentice

The Hair Gallery


Closes in 5 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 27 June 2024


Are you eager to learn from talented, professional hairdressers? The Hair Gallery is looking to add a friendly and dedicated apprentice to their team. You will gain a wealth of experience from local professionals. This is your chance to train in a trusted salon and gain the skills to become an outstanding Hair Professional Apprentice. Apply now!

Annual wage
£9,984 to £17,846.40 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Hairdressing professional (level 2)
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Thursday - 09:00 - 19:00 Friday 09:00 - 19:00 Saturday 08:00 - 16:00 (breaks to be confirmed)

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Friday 9 August


1 Year 9 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals

On and ‘off the job’ training, with one-to-one tutor/assessor support in working towards achieving a Level 2 Hair Professional Standard, along with Functional Skills in English and maths (if needed).

On completion of this qualification, you will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create a variety of looks and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. You will be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with your role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

You will undertake an End-point assessment of the mandatory skills, knowledge and behaviours specified in the standards via:

  • A practical assessment
  • Oral questioning

The practical assessment and oral questioning will assess the learner's professionalism, values, behaviours, communication, safe working practices and consultation skills.

Where you’ll work




HU12 0RB


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Hairdressing professional (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Adhere to legal and organisational requirements for the safe use of products, tools, materials and equipment.
  • Apply safe, hygienic, and effective methods of working and infection control, while completing hairdressing services.
  • Use communication and etiquette that meets industry requirements, suits and is appropriate to the organisation.
  • Maintain the client’s confidentiality and comfort (modesty, privacy) at the start and during the service.
  • Advise clients (new and regular) pre, during and after service on the maintenance of the look, complementary services and retail products available in the salon.
  • Promote yourself, your organisation, products and services via a variety of social channels.
  • Carry out wider salon duties to support the salon business (e.g. services, bookings, payments, retail, upselling and sales).
  • Use a range of products, tools, equipment used in Hairdressing services in accordance with legal organisational requirements.
  • Complete and maintain client records in accordance with legal and organisational requirements.
  • Work as part of a team to support the salon businesses.
  • Use working methods that promote environmental and sustainable working practices.
  • Carry out a consultation, examine and analyse the hair, skin and scalp and complete relevant industry tests (e.g. hair classification type and characteristics tests).
  • Identify (question/observation) any contraindications or limiting factors that are likely to affect or influence the service.
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp.
  • Dry and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a range of looks, that meets the intended shape, direction, balance and volume agreed with the client.
  • Use current setting and dressing techniques to create a range of looks that meets the intended shape, direction, balance, and volume agreed with the client.
  • Cut hair using a range of technical skills and cutting techniques to create a range of looks, considering weight distribution, cutting angles, balance and degree of graduation, and the natural growth patterns of the hair, length of the hair ( club cutting, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, texturising, freehand, thinning, layering and razor cutting).
  • Restyle hair to create a personalised short or medium (above the shoulder) length hair cut, changing the shape, length and style hair using a range of cutting techniques.
  • Complete a range of hair colouring and lightening services to change the depth and tone using current colouring techniques (e.g. freehand techniques, woven highlights or lowlights, root re-touch, half head and full head application, temporary, semi-permanent, demi- permanent, quasi-permanent, permanent colour and lighteners).
  • Evaluate the results of the service.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade Minimum C/4)
    • Maths (grade Minimum C/4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Desire to learn
    • Passion for hairdressing

    Other requirements

    You will be required to attend the Avant Training Centre, located in central Hull, three times a month to undertake theory and practical elements of the standard alongside one to one tutor/assessor training within your place of work.

    About this company

    The Hair Gallery is a unisex salon situated in the busy village of Patrington. We pride ourselves on delivering the very best service for every client that visits the salon, keeping up with the latest trends and techniques. We LOVE what we do! We are a Wella professional salon and work with Nioxin, Olaplex and Cloud nine. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    With experience, you could become a senior stylist or salon manager. With further qualifications, you could also move into training or assessing student hairdressers. You could become self-employed or open your own salon. You may be able to use your skills as a hair professional in the theatre, film or television industry.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Sophie Beacock

    01482 253 300

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256024.

    Apply now

    Closes in 5 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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