Apprenticeships: hairdressing


What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme which includes paid employment and the achievement of recognised industry qualifications.  Students are employed by a company and work alongside experienced staff to gain skills on-the-job. In addition, they may need to attend training sessions at the Mode training centre on a regular basis throughout their apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships are available at intermediate or advanced level.

Benefits to students: paid employment; paid holidays; quality training; national, industry-recognised qualifications; job-specific skills; personal development.

Benefits to business: improved productivity; staff trained to relevant, industry-recognised qualifications; higher staff motivation and retention.

Hairdressing apprenticeships at Mode

Hairdressing apprentices work alongside senior staff whilst training as junior stylists. Their duties include booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, drying and styling hair, mixing and applying hair colour. They study hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, and the principles of hair colour selection.

Advanced apprentices develop higher level cutting and colouring skills.

At Mode we encourage our hairdressers to participate in both local and national competitions, we also have industry specialists showcasing their creative talents at seminars in our salon


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