Start your dream career with Saks Apprenticeships

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

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 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 who can point you in the right direction. A great couple of 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.

  • "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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