Hairdressing Apprentice Salon Y

Becoming a hairdressing apprentice for a hair salon is one of the most common routes to becoming a qualified hairdresser.

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Closing date: 20 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    40 Hours per Week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Apr 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Generally hair apprenticeship jobs are full time and can last anything from between 1 and 3 years (depending on the contract you enter with your employer), the end of which time the apprentice should hopefully acquire themselves an NVQ level 2 in hairdressing, which you will need to become a stylist.

Assist the stylists - Hairdressing apprentices will be required to assist experienced stylists in all aspects of work that they do which can include colouring, cutting or styling hair. In most cases they will be assisting but for more experienced apprentices or those that show promise the stylist will allow them to administer treatments under their supervision.

Shampooing clients hair - One of the more common requirements in getting clients ready for their hair treatment will be in helping them on with their gown and taking them to the shampooing station where the apprentice will shampoo, rinse and condition the clients hair in advance of their hair cut by the qualified stylists.

Looking after clients - The hair apprentice will be expected to welcome customers, hang up their coats for them in the cloakroom as well as get them refreshments.

Keeping the salon tidy and clean - Part of the apprentices duties will be to ensure that the stylists are able to work in a clean and tidy environment. This will involve sweeping clean the salon floor of cut hair, or cleaning away client's finished coffee cups, helping keep the main reception desk clear etc.

Assisting on the front desk - Most hair salons will have a dedicated receptionist but the trainee will be fully expected to help out on the reception, perhaps filling in when the receptionist is out at lunch or absent through sickness or holiday leave. Typical reception duties include taking salon bookings, processing payments and retailing hair care products.

Maintaining equipment and stock - The apprentice will often be responsible for sterilising scissors and other cutting equipment, refilling bottles and replenishing stock.

Carry out simple hair treatments - The more experienced an apprentice is the more advanced the treatments they will be permitted to carry out. In the main they will be allowed to carry out simple hair treatments unsupervised but will need to work under the supervision of a qualified stylist for more advanced hair treatments.

Undergo 'On the job' colour and/or cutting training.

Days off from the salon to attend college.

Requirements and prospects

Personal qualities

Successful candidate will be:

  • Organised
  • enthusiastic
  • and willing to learn while you earn

Qualifications required

  • No qualifications are essential.


Future prospects

Successful candidate may have the chance at progression within the company.

Successful candidate may have the chance to study a further level within the company.

About the employer

If you enjoy hairstyling and like meeting different people, this could be the perfect job for you. Hairdressers cut, colour and shape clients' hair to create the look they want.


Salon Y


42 Rastrick Common



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Training provider

  • Successful candidate will receive relevant training to receive level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing.


Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Calderdale College


Megan Shaw

Other information

With effect from October 1st 2015 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 20 Nov 2017