Hair Professional Apprenticeship Brook House Hair and Beauty

Brook House Hair and Beauty are looking to take on a hairdressing apprentice to join their busy salon in Plympton, working with other professionals to become a qualified hair professional. The candidate will be required to greet clients, make refreshments, clean the salon, assist stylists, organise equipment and work on clients.

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

    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

    Between Tuesday - Saturday. Late night training will be provided, day yet to be confirmed. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Hairdressing Apprentice, you will play a vital role in supporting the salon's operations, learning essential skills, and contributing to a positive and welcoming client experience. Your training and hands-on experience will set the foundation for a successful career in the hairdressing industry.

  • Client Services: Assist senior stylists in providing exceptional client service, including greeting, consulting, and ensuring client comfort
  • Shampoo and Conditioning: Perform hair washing, conditioning, and scalp massages, using appropriate products and techniques
  • Styling Assistance: Observe and support experienced stylists during hair cutting, colouring, and styling procedures, while gradually gaining hands-on experience
  • Appointment Management: Help schedule client appointments, manage the booking system, and assist in preparing clients for their services
  • Product Knowledge: Learn about various hair products, tools, and equipment used in the salon, and assist clients in selecting and purchasing products
  • Sanitation and Safety: Follow strict salon sanitation and sterilization protocols, maintaining a clean and safe working environment
  • Learning and Development: Actively participate in training sessions and workshops to enhance hairdressing skills and stay updated with industry trends
  • Customer Interaction: Interact with clients in a professional and friendly manner, addressing their questions and ensuring their needs are met
  • Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with salon staff, assisting in coordinating schedules and services for efficient salon operations
  • Professionalism: Maintain a neat and professional appearance, uphold salon standards, and demonstrate dedication to the apprenticeship program and the salon's objectives
  • You will also be required to attend college sessions once a week to undertake additional training which will enhancing your theory and practical elements

The training you will be getting

Hairdressing Professional Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required (Level 1)
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Some aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site, and you will have regular visits every 2 to 4 weeks from your designated assessor from Skills Group, who will monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship. 

As part of your apprenticeship, you will be expected to attend college one day per week, where you will improve upon your knowledge and practical skills. 

As an additional qualification, Skills Group will help you achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-1 equivalent to A*-G) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-1 equivalent to A*-G) Desired

About the employer

Newly opened, Brook House Hair and Beauty have established a great reputation due to their years of experience in the industry. You will be working alongside qualified stylists who will teach you all they know! The salon strongly believes in the company’s ethos of delivering the best customer journey, with the most up to date and creative services in a relaxed but professional atmosphere.


Brook House Hair and Beauty






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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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