Hairdressing Apprenticeships (ages 16 – 18 years)
You will be working in one of our Partner Salons, close to where you live and attending either the Andrew Collinge Training Salon in Liverpool or Birkenhead one day a week for your training.
We currently have vacancies at salons in the following areas:
- New Brighton
- West Kirkby
- West Derby
- Manchester (Trafford Centre)
- 99 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HF
- 31 Milton Pavement, The Grange, CH41 2YA
Click here to download an application form OR complete the enquiry form on the left and we will send you a recruitment pack and application form in the post.
Andrew Collinge is at the forefront of hairdressing training with its own purpose built training salons. Following an Ofsted inspection, Andrew Collinge Training was awarded a Grade 1 for hairdressing. The awarded Grade 1 acknowledges hairdressing training as ‘outstanding’.
The lead Inspector responsible for awarding the hairdressing grade commented “Andrew Collinge Training is in the elite. It is a first for an inspector to find no areas for improvement with regards to achieving a Grade 1 in hairdressing.”
The Inspector for Leadership & Management commented “In my 10 years of inspecting, Andrew Collinge Training is the best provision I’ve ever seen.”
Andrew Collinge leads an award winning chain of salons across the North West, with hairdressing training at the heart of the business.
Twice winner (1993 & 1997) of the British Hairdresser of the Year award and a recognised ‘Master Craftsman’ by the Hairdressing Council, Andrew continues to drive the family business from strength to strength and continues to work at the forefront and represent the British Hairdressing Industry.
Will hairdressing suit me?
Hairdressing is a fast moving, fashion orientated business, so you will need to be creative, have artistic ability, enjoy meeting people, have a natural aptitude and plenty of energy.
What qualifications do I need?
You don’t have to be the academic type, although an average level of English and Maths is important, together with the ability to take an active part in studying for your hairdressing qualification.
With us you can go as far as your talent will take you. Our top quality training will give you valuable National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs). You will start your hairdressing career on an Apprenticeship in Hairdressing to achieve NVQ at Level 2, usually over 21 to 24 months. You will cover every aspect of hairdressing including cutting and styling, fashion colouring and perming techniques. You will also learn about customer care, reception and retailing. The Apprenticeship programme also includes Functional Skills which includes Maths and English. Certain GCSE grades carry exemptions from Functional Skills. You may also have the opportunity to move onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing. This gives you a higher level of hairdressing skills to NVQ level 3, the opportunity to learn more about creative hairdressing as well as involvement in hair shows and photoshoots.
What will I do?
You will be working in one of a number of selected hairdressing salons throughout Merseyside including Wirral, Lancashire, Cheshire and Manchester. This will give you an invaluable experience in dealing with clients and working as part of a team. Your salon will help with your training on a daily basis and offer styling sessions for you to practice your skills.
How do I learn?
On day release tuition in our superbly equipped training centres in Liverpool or Birkenhead. Our experienced tutors will give you theory and practice in every aspect of hairdressing. Our Training Salons run on a commercial basis in busy shopping areas, so you will have every opportunity to work on ‘real’ clients early on in your training.
What else does the training offer?
One of the advantages of joining Andrew Collinge Training is you will have the opportunity to participate in specialised courses such as dressing long hair, barbering, colouring and retail, enter Intersalon Competitions and observe demonstrations by the Andrew Collinge Artistic Team.
What happens when I have achieved my Apprenticeship?
Hairdressing is a great career with excellent career prospects. A qualification gained at Andrew Collinge Training will open many doors!
- Stylist in a top salon
- Photographic session work
- Film & Television
- Work abroad & cruise liners