Start your dream career with Saks Apprenticeships

Hairdressing Apprenticeships, Barbering Apprenticeships, Beauty Therapy Apprenticeships and Nail Services Apprenticeships available throughout the UK

Do you want to become a Hairdresser, Beauty Therapist or Barber?

You have come to the right place!

A Saks Apprenticeships apprenticeship is just the start of your dream career in the hair and beauty industry.

Our outstanding rated practical based apprenticeships are available to learners of all levels so if you are looking to improve your current skills, are starting from scratch, or want to re-learn skills you have from years ago there is an apprenticeship for you.

Our experienced educators will guide you through your bespoke learning journey to help you achieve your goals of a fantastic career in Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Barbering.

Find out more about how to learn to be a hairdresser, learn to be a beauty therapist or learn to be a barber by taking a look at the following page or looking through our Apprentices Guide To Saks Apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining hands-on experience to excel in a career. An apprenticeship involves structured training that enables individuals to develop the knowledge and skills required to do a specific job role. On completion, apprentices will receive a government and employer-recognised debt-free qualification.

As an apprentice, you are required to work a minimum of 30 hours a week, but each employer will advise on their requirements. However, if you are aged 18 or under you will not be permitted to work more than 40 hours a week, or more than 8 hours a day. Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice minimum wage but as you progress through your qualification your wage is likely to increase.

Why choose Saks?

Saks Apprenticeships are proud to be one of the country's top training providers for Hairdressing apprenticeships, Barbering apprenticeships and Beauty Therapy apprenticeships. Over 20 years of experience in education has taught us that a salon’s greatest asset will always be its people. So, we’ve made it our mission to offer top-quality education that not only teaches technical skills but prepares you for a successful career within your industry.

There are a wide range of apprenticeship standards available, all centred around practical work-based learning and we’ll assign you and your salon a dedicated Saks Apprenticeships Educator. They’ll plan and oversee your tailor-made learning programme and offer support and guidance both online and face to face.

Getting Started

When you decide to start out on an exciting journey into apprenticeships there is a few thing you will need to do to get on the ladder.

Firstly you should have a professional and up to date Curriculum Vitae or CV and a fantastic covering letter to introduce yourself to any prospective employers. If you don't have these already and you need some assistance there are loads of websites available that can point you in the right direction. A couple of great sites to use would be the Apprenticeship Guide, who have a wide range of guides and advice, or the National Careers Service.

Once you have a CV and covering letter that sells you in the best way possible you will need to find an employer who can support you through your apprenticeship. You can do this by either looking through our Vacancies page, where we have all the current opportunities available with Saks Apprentice salons, or by approaching your local salons to see if they have any vacancies. If you find a salon who'd like to take you on, get them to contact us and we'll get the ball rolling.


Helping you along the way

Once you've signed up to one of our apprenticeship programmes, we're here to help you every step of the way. You'll have full access to our innovative e-portfolio system which is available to learners 24/7. We pride ourselves in developing our learners!

We have also developed a bespoke interactive virtual learning environment, the VLE, to make your learning journey as engaging and smooth as possible. The VLE is home to hundreds of learning resources including videos, files and interactive learning modules to ensure you have everything you need at the click of a button. You will also have a unique calendar, where you can log and track your training hours, and book onto our exclusive academy courses.

Save Money On The Things You Love with NUS Extra

As an apprentice you can also make hundreds of pounds worth of savings with the NUS Apprentice Extra card.

Available to all apprentices the NUS Apprentice extra card is the only discount card for apprentices and be used at hundreds of high street and online brands. Helping your hard earned cash stretch a little further.

For just £11 for 1 year and £19 for 2 years, you get discounts from the likes of The Co-op, Amazon, Dominos, Alton Towers, New Look and much much more!

Get yours today at NUS Apprentice extra.

  • "I started out in a college doing Beauty, but I didn’t feel like I was getting enough from the training. When I joined Saks Apprenticeships, everything completed changed, they gave me everything I needed, and they still do."

    - Elisha Winsley-Baker

    A Class Of Beauty

  • "The community and family at Saks Apprenticeships in unbelievable. There is so much support, everyone makes you feel amazing and you are inspired by other apprentices and amazing educators."

    - Izabel Rowe

    Saks Knutsford

  • "Saks Apprenticeships has been amazing during my apprenticeship. I have enjoyed every training session at the salon and academy where i get one to one training and to practice on models."

    - Lucy Whatnell

    Saks Cramlington

  • "Since starting with Saks Apprenticeships my hairdressing skills have really improved, i feel so much more confident thanks to my educator who really pushes me to do my best."

    - Renee Kavanagh

    Charisma Hair Design

  • "I started when I was 24 and I had little to no experience in the hairdressing industry as well as only 1 GCSE. Fast forward 4 years I have my English Maths and ICT GCSEs as well as my Level 2 qualification. None of this would have been possible without Saks and the amazing tutors that they have."

    - Dani Haysum

    Bliss Hair

  • "I just want to thank Saks so much for how fantastic they’ve been with their education, especially throughout this lockdown period. They’ve been so helpful! I’ve been able to ask a million and one different questions, some even unrelated to hairdressing and they’ve been so helpful."

    - Elliot Long

    Sharp & Owen

  • "I passed my Level 2 with Distinction, full marks! I really struggled passing my Level 2 as you had to pass Level 2 Maths. I’ve never been great at Maths and it’s something that has always made me anxious. But the academy has always made me feel better, do extra work with me and always help me."

    - Amelia Claridge

    Solo Hair Studio

  • "By far the best training provider I have worked with! They make my apprenticeships such a smooth process."

    - Sian Peacock

    Simply Hair

  • "I’m really enjoying my Saks apprenticeship. I’ve been on lots of extra courses that they provide and I’m currently working towards my EPA. I can’t wait to finish my level 2 and move onto my advanced apprenticeship."

    - Shannon Currah

    Saks Hexham

  • "As an older apprentice I only wanted to be trained by the very best and with Saks Apprenticeships being the UK’s number 1 choice for Hairdressing training, it was an easy decision! I have thoroughly enjoyed progressing successfully over the last 2 years and have met so many amazing people who have helped me develop along the way."

    - Ria O`Sullivan

    Saks Kenilworth

  • "I chose Saks because I’ve heard nothing but good feed back about them. They continue to help you develop even when you’ve qualified which is pretty incredible! With Saks the opportunities are endless!"

    - Kirsty Abbott

    Saks Guisborough

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