Hair Level 2 Apprentice

Empire Hair Designs

Busy salon looking for enthusiastic individual to join their team as an hairdressing apprentice

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Closing date: 25 Apr 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

Minimum of 30 hours - Maximum of 40 hours

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

26 Apr 2017

Date posted

03 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Duties to include:

  • Salon reception duties - making appointments, answering the telephone
  • Client Care - Customer service skills, communication
  • General Housekeeping
  • Assisting qualified stylist with services - e.g. cutting, colouring and perming
  • Shampooing clients
  • Stock taking 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Can work as part of a team
  • Can work individually if required
  • Has good communication skills
  • Has good customer service skills

Personal qualities

  • Be enthusiastic about the job they are applying for
  • Polite
  • Responsible
  • Punctual
  • Interested in Hairdressing
  • Willing to do an apprenticeship and do off the job training as well

Qualifications required

GCSE's or equivalent are not required but can be advantageous when it comes to decision on Functional Skills Maths and English Level

Future prospects

Possible progression onto Advanced Apprenticeship program

Things to consider

Please bear in mind that working within the Hair and Beauty industry you are required to work long hours and especially Hairdressing you will be active for long periods of time.

You are more than likely going to be required to work Saturdays as this is a busy day for salons

About the employer

Welcome to Empire Hair Design. Established in 1978, our small team of professional hairdressers have over 30 years experience in cutting, styling and colouring.

Based in Sheffield, we attract customers from surrounding areas including Rotherham, Wadsley Bridge, Orgreave, Norton Lees, Nether Edge, Chesterfield, Worksop, Barnsley, Manchester and Doncaster.

We pride ourselves on the reputation we have gained by providing fantastic hair cuts with exceptional service. A lot of our business comes from recommendations and word-of-mouth. Our hairdressing salon is very welcoming, and our team is friendly.

We cater for both male and female clients of all ages, including children. Whether you have long or short hair, we can create the perfect style for you.


Empire Hair Designs


80 Empire Road


S7 1GL

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Training provider

Training will be provided in the workplace or once a week in Oracle Training Centre (this is dependant on your salon owner) If it is decided you are in the workplace a trainer assessor will be visiting the salon for one to one sessions

You will be assessed on your competence in both practical and Theory

You will gain Hairdressing Level 2 NVQ Qualification, alongside this you will be required to do Functional Skills in Maths and English (dependant on any prior learning) Level will be determined on GCSE results or equivalent too.

We also include Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) and Personal listening and thinking skills (PLTS) within the qualification

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Oracle Training Consultants


Emma Jones 07923143934

Other information

From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 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 Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 25 Apr 2017