Train and grow your workforce your way

Harness fresh new talent, or upskill your existing staff members with an apprenticeship at GC. We offer a professional hair apprenticeship, as well as a number of business support apprenticeships to ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your salon need now and in the future.

We are proud to work with some of Gloucestershire’s best salons

This apprenticeship standard is aimed at a salon junior who will assist senior staff while training as a Junior Stylist; the programme covers a wide range of hairdressing techniques. Apprentices will achieve the Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing), and develop a range of core skills such as health and safety awareness, working without supervision to a high level of precision, effective communication with colleagues and members of the public and exceptional levels of customer care.

We can support all areas of your salon

As well as professional hair apprenticeships, we also have programmes suitable for your reception staff, as well as professionally accredited qualifications for your Senior Management.

Free Recruitment Service

We offer a free of charge recruitment service to help you find the right apprentice for your business. We will advertise your vacancy if required, interview applicants and provide you with a shortlist to make the final decision.

We are also hosting a free recruitment event on Wednesday 20 March, where employers that are taking on an apprentice with Gloucestershire College can host a stand and speak to young people looking for apprenticeship vacancies; at last year’s event over 600 people attended. For more information on our free recruitment service and recruitment event, fill out the form to arrange your free consultation. 



Our experts can support you to make the most of available funding. If you are looking to develop your apprenticeship and levy strategy, The GC Business Hub offers a free consultation with one of our experts for advice on apprenticeship pathways within your organisation. 


If you pay the apprenticeship levy, we can support you to maximise the benefits of apprenticeship training. You can use your levy funds to bring in new talent to the business, or upskill existing employees and help reduce skills gaps.   


If you are not a levy payer, (your wage bill is less than £3 million) you will contribute just 5% of the total cost of your apprenticeship training, the Government will pay the remaining 95%. Additionally, you will receive a £1000 incentive payment for each 16-18 year old apprentice that you take on.


If your company has less than 50 employees and you take on a 16-18 year old you are entitled to receive the training free of charge.

Arrange your free consultation to find out more

Fill out your details below to arrange a call back from one of our Business Consultants, or contact the GC Business Hub directly on 01452 563400 or

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.