Hairdressing Apprentice

Gloss Hair Lounge


Closes today at 11:59pm

Posted on 17 June 2024


This vacancy offers a successful applicant the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills whilst working, learning and earning with a hairdressing team that has years of experience in the industry. During the apprenticeship, Gloss Hair Lounge has supported apprentices and trainees who have become successful stylists in the industry.

Annual wage
£9,984 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)
The salon operates between Tuesday-Saturday. The employer will be flexible when agreeing the set working days during the interview.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 22 July


2 Years 3 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

The successful applicant will work towards the Level 2 Hairdressing Professional qualification.  Additional support will be arranged where Maths & English will be offered for candidates who have not achieved this during school or college. 

Workplace observations will take place and 6 hours off-the-job training will be provided, where the apprentice will attend the EQT training salon. 

Where you’ll work






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 4 grade or above)
    • Maths (grade 4 grade or above)

    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
    • Presentation skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Patience
    • Motivated
    • Enthusiastic
    • Reliable
    • Passionate

    About this company

    Gloss Hair Lounge has been a successful salon in the Newcastle-Under-Lyme area for some time. Offering Hair & Beauty services to its clients, the team prides itself in ensuring every client is valued and satisfied with the services received. The staff retention demonstrates a great working environment and over the years, the team have supported many work experience opportunities and apprentices to complete their qualification.

    After this apprenticeship

    There will be an opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Hairdressing apprenticeship as well as further employment once both apprenticeships are achieved for the right candidate. 


    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Liam Lambert

    01782 620003

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000258020.

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    Closes today at 11:59pm

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