Apprentice in hairdressing

House of Hair and Beauty


Closes in 18 days (Monday 12 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 26 June 2024


Our busy salon is in the centre of Kings Lynn with experienced stylists offering a vast range of services to our clients. We are offering a two-year apprentice within a salon environment and college training and a future career in the industry. If you are outgoing, hardworking, and interested in a career in hairdressing then please apply.

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)
Monday is college = 6:15 hours, the remaining 23:45 hours will be discussed with the successful candidate based on salon activity and training needs.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


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

The qualification you will receive at the end of your course is level 2 Diploma Hairdressing Professional qualification alongside the Certificate of completion from the ESFA once the End Point assessments have been achieved.

You will go to college 1 day a week to complete the required theory and practical coursework etc for your apprenticeship. This will include providing all hairdressing/client services, covering; shampoo, blow dry/setting, hair-ups, colours cuts and perming. Each have unit on-test and practical assessments to achieve. You will continue the practical training in the salon during set training sessions. We would require you to get models in to complete the tasks you have been set from the college, but we can also support you with advertising to help you get models as well. There is also the opportunity for extra in-salon training that you will be able to complete during your working week. We want you to get the best out of your apprenticeship so will guide you along the way. Towards the end of your apprenticeship, you will then complete the professional discussion, on-line knowledge test and practical assessment to pass your end point and achieve full certification.


Where you’ll work



PE30 1EJ


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 and Maths (grade A*-C/9-4)

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


    • Polite
    • Able to talk to general public
    • Caring/approachable nature
    • Hard working
    • Willing to learn
    • Passion for hairdressing

    Other requirements

    The apprentice will be working closely with stylists and clients/members of the public and personal information. GDPR (Data protection) code of behaviour must be followed. There may be opportunities for competition work and training/development off site. Day visits. Grade 4 GCSE maths and English is desired. A lower grade may be considered for the right applicant, but the apprentice would have to further study towards completing Functional skills L2 alongside the apprenticeship.

    About this company

    A busy salon that covers all services for hairdressing.

    After this apprenticeship

    Once completed you will have the option of going on to a L3 apprenticeship, further in-house training and the potential to be a full-time stylist or be self-employed.


    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Stacey Deane


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260640.

    Apply now

    Closes in 18 days (Monday 12 August at 11:59pm)

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