Apprentice at Hair Salon



Closes in 9 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 13 June 2024


We are looking for someone just starting out or who hasn’t been hairdressing long & is looking to further themselves. We all work as a team & help with everyday tasks. Once comfortable they will take phone calls & book appointments. We are looking for somebody who wants to learn & enjoys hairdressing.

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

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

Training course
Hairdressing professional (level 2)
Lunch break: 30 mins. Start Time: 9.00am Finish Time: 4pm/5pm/6pm. Days TBC.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August


2 Years

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

  • Hairdressing professional Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • With a sufficient range and complexity within the workplace, delivery can be solely on the business premises. However, apprentices will have the option to attend a training salon in Oxford
  • Each session will cover elements of the knowledge, skills and behaviours as required by the apprenticeship standard
  • Additional sessions may be run over college closure periods to ensure the apprentice is meeting the course requirements and progressing as expected
  • At the end of the apprenticeship, you will receive a Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing
  • Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals - Hairdressing
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

Where you’ll work



RG41 1NQ


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:

    • Maths and English (grade 4 or above (C))

    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
    • Non judgemental
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    Location is just outside Wokingham Berkshire, Emmbrook.

    About this company

    Small friendly family salon, been open for 21 years. We cover most aspects of hairdressing and we are very friendly . We pride ourselves on being a team. We all muck in and help, and we are all equal.

    After this apprenticeship

    Progression to level 3 once running a column in the salon.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Dawn Hoskins

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000257761.

    Apply now

    Closes in 9 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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