An apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme in which you go to college one day each week.
On the remaining weekdays, you’ll be working for a related business and earning a salary. Apprentices have the same rights as any other employee, including the entitlement to an employment contract, a minimum wage, and statutory sick pay.
Hairdressing apprentices are usually 16-year-old school leavers, but there is no maximum age limit. You need a basic level of Maths and English, but if students do not have the necessary GCSE grades, they may study for Functional Skills qualifications as part of their college course. Students must work at least 30 hours a week.
So if you’re interested in becoming an apprentice hairdresser, you can find an apprenticeship using our website or contact local salons to see if they have any vacancies.