Apprentice Hairdresser GJ’s Professional Hair

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our friendly team as an apprentice hairdresser. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual for our busy salon in Heald Green. We are a large, friendly, modern salon which has been established for over 50 years, the salon offers a full and diverse range of services.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Increase in pay will be applied with experience and completion of qualifications.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Working Hours are 38 per week. Working days will depend on college/days off but typical working hours are: Tuesday, 9.00am - 5.00pm. Wednesday, 9.00am - 2.30pm. Thursday, 9.00am - 8.00pm. Fridays, 9.00am - 6.00pm. Saturday, 8.00am - 3.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • Greeting clients 
  • Developing client relationships 
  • Shampooing clients hair 
  • Reception duties 
  • Dealing with incoming telephone calls 
  • Keeping the salon clean and tidy 
  • Taking care of clients 
  • Shadowing stylists 

The training you will be getting

  • You will complete a Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship qualification.
  • As well as shadowing within the salon you will also attend college one day per week for training. This will be delivered at Stockport College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Future prospects of becoming a stylist in the salon on a full time basis when qualified.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Willingness to learn, Phone etiquette, Motivated, Reliable, Enthusiastic, Conscientious, Good time-keeping, Confidentiality awareness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

As a hairdresser you will be on your feet most of the day, it can be demanding but rewarding work.

About the employer

We are a large, friendly, modern salon with a team of stylists who provide a professional service to both new and regular clients. We offer a range of cutting and colouring techniques, as well as prom and wedding styling. Having been established over 50 years the salon offers a full and diverse range of services.


GJ’s Professional Hair






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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Hairdressing professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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