Published: May 19, 2021
Amanda Marsden are looking for a hairdressing apprentice to join their enthusiastic team in Totnes.
The Apprentice’s Role
Duties are likely to include booking appointments, meeting and greeting, shampooing, conditioning, blow drying and styling hair, also colour and lightening using a range of techniques.
You’ll study hairdressing topics such as hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, and the principles of hair colour selection, alongside environmental and sustainable working practices. There’s also the option to learn about promoting products, perming, and working with different hair types.
Working Hours: You will be working 37 hours per week between Tuesday – Saturday. You may be required to work at least one late night per week for training.
Wages: £159.10 per week, based on a 37 hour week.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Amanda founded the business in 1995 in Totnes, Devon and from those historic foundations, cultivated a pride for passion, service and education, because she knows it’s such a privilege to be a professional in an industry that allows you to really make a difference in someone’s day, Amanda has a passion for developing the people who work in her business. By nurturing career paths and instilling life-long learning in a sustainable way, she endeavors to create an ongoing philosophy of positive action and well-being.
Now partnered with Hayley Williams, the team will continue to deliver a level of enlightened hospitality, service and care that exceeds expectations. We believe our actions, products and services should always embody excellence.
Amanda Marsden Salon and Spa have successfully recruited and trained many juniors over the time they have been in business, and many of their past apprentices have gone on to become highly successful stylists and been retained in the salon.
This experience enables the team to nurture and develop young talented stylists and set them up with the skills and ambition to go as far as they wish in a highly competitive industry.
Having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well in a team, and to be able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times.
Candidates will need to be enthusiastic about training, have a creative flair and a genuine passion for the hairdressing industry. Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required.
The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:
• Level 2 Hair Professional (Hairdressing / Barbering)
• Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing / Barbering)
• Functional Skills in Maths and English
All aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site and you will have regular visits every 2 to 4 weeks from your designated assessor from Skills Group, who will monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.
As part of your apprenticeship you will be expected to attend college one day per week, where you will improve upon your knowledge and practical skills.
I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!