Hair Professional Apprentice

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Hair and Beauty

Number of vacancies:

Company name:
Hair At No.1

Company location:
1 Sefton Avenue, Plymouth, PL4 7HB

Salary per week:

30 hours per week.


Throughout your apprenticeship you will be given duties such as booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, drying and styling hair. Along with mixing and applying hair colouring.

You’ll study hairdressing topics such as hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, and the principles of hair colour selection. There’s also the option to learn about promoting products, perming, and working with different hair types.

The salon experience generally starts at the hands of the apprentice; learning the art of scalp massage will help put your client at ease and ready for their cut.

Although safe working practices underpin the success of every salon, you will learn how to combine this with creative hairdressing and barbering techniques to meet the individual requirements of your client. You will master colouring, cutting, setting and styling skills through ongoing practice sessions on models in preparation for your assessment on clients.


The Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship involves the following;

• Level 2 Hair Professional (Hairdressing / Barbering)
• Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing / Barbering)
• Functional Skills in Maths and English

As part of your apprenticeship you will be expected to attend college one day per week, where you will improve upon your knowledge and practical skills.

In addition to College attendance you will have visits at the workplace every 6 weeks from a designated assessor, where you will be observed carrying out tasks which evidence your ability and competence in the hairdressing industry.

This apprenticeship has a duration of 23 months.

Qualities and skills:

Skills Required

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well within a team and be able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times.

Personal Qualities

Being a team player is essential for any salon apprentice. You will need to be enthusiastic about training, have a creative flair and a genuine passion for the hairdressing industry. You must be well presented, have good personal hygiene and take pride in yourself.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include A-E in English and Maths or the equivalent such as functional skills. If you do not hold these qualifications on application we will support you to achieve this via lessons throughout your apprenticeship College day.


On completion of your level 2 you will have the opportunity to continue in any salon environment as a qualified Hair Stylist. There is a level 3 route if you would like to continue your learning journey, but future employment and self employment is dependant on your progress throughout your level 2 apprenticeship.

Other info:

City College Plymouth are managing this vacancy on behalf of Hair At No.1 so the initial shortlisting will be carried out by the College hairdressing team.