Hairdressing Apprentice

15 Jun 2017
14 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A bit about us

We may have started small, but we’ve always had very big ideas. We launched in 2001 and we just haven’t stopped; a years’ worth of achievements always seems more like three at AO.

Our customers are now our biggest advocates, and we’ve made millions of them happy. We’ve even launched in new territories throughout Europe. Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves.

But, we’re determined to be the best electrical retailer in Europe, and for that, you need to be driven. We need to be bold enough to try new things, and smart enough to see them through. We need to care about people, and we always like to have a little fun as we do it.

More about the Hairdressing Apprentice role

You will work closely with our Hairdresser as well as our Beauty Therapist in our staff salon to gain an understanding of how our company values translate into the daily working life and the spa environment. You will have regular contact with all employees in the business on all levels.

Here's what you can expect to be doing

As our Hairdressing Apprentice you will demonstrate your enthusiasm for Hair as well as other treatments, whilst remaining professional at all times and also living our values to deliver great customer service. You will develop your skills the following areas;

- Time Management and Diary bookings

- Develop your skills in a functional salon

- Assisting with stock orders

- Assisting with all Hair appointments and other salon treatments also

- Gaining Knowledge on how a spa works

- Eventually progressing onto doing your own hair appointments on clients with the help and support of the Hairdresser

What will I be expected to deliver as a Hairdressing Apprentice?

- Great customer service with every client

- Good time management skills

- Professional and positive attitude

- Customer confidentiality

A few things about you

As our Hairdressing Apprentice you will be approachable and have a caring and friendly personality. You will also have the ability to manage workloads independently whilst displaying organisational skills. You will have the ability to treat all of your clients with the same attitude and professionalism. Being a Driven, Fun and caring person you will strive to be part of our AO family.


- Holds a keen interest in hairdressing as well as some interest in developing beauty skills

- Thrives on being part of activities throughout education

- Willing to learn new skills and gain new qualifications

- Experience in a salon environment is desirable


You will demonstrate the following skills;

- Able to build and maintain relationships with colleagues.

- Have a good positive attitude

- Have effective communication skills

- Be methodical and have excellent time management skills


- You must be qualified in NVQ Level 2 in Hair

- About to start or willing to start an NVQ Level 3 in Hair

- Interested in gaining additional qualifications related to nails or beauty

- Basic education levels of 5 Grade C/4 or above desirable

Why choose AO?

It’s not about the job you need now, it’s about who you want to be and where you want go. The thing about AO is that you don’t have to leave to move on. We have the kind of environment where people learn and thrive and be the best they can be. That’s our values talking.

We empower each and every person to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’re growing rapidly and so should you. Our environment and our culture are vibrant and engaging, you almost have to feel it to believe it. We’ve got everything you could need in one place, so it’s really no wonder we were named Retail Week Employer of the Year 2015.

“Our people are our biggest asset, they’re our culture: that unique, indescribable thing that makes us really different.”

Great people deserve great things

As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as fundamental benefits, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our “AO Perks” to help you out financially, make your work life a little easier or make your home life a lot more fun.

For your chance to join our AO family and be part of our future as a Hairdressing Apprentice apply now!