Published: Dec 06, 2018
Arena Hair Salon are looking to take on an apprentice to join their team in Plymouth City Centre.
The Apprentice’s Role
Throughout your level 2 apprenticeship you will learn the basics of hairdressing and work with clients to build your confidence and communication skills.
You will undertake many duties which will include meeting and greeting clients, shampooing and removing colour, conditioning, drying and styling hair. With a combination of off-the-job training and on-site support within the workplace, you will learn many new hairdressing skills which you will be able to put into practice within the salon. This will support you to gain confidence to use your imagination and new skills to create different hairdressing styles.The successful apprentice will learn the technique of scalp massages when washing clients hair in preparation for the stylists. You will also learn how to interact with clients throughout this process to meet the individual requirements of clients.
You will learn many new skills including being able to colour, set and style hair practising on models throughout your training. Salons are becoming more reliant on technology to communicate with their clients, and to promote their salon services, styling team and latest offers, you will develop your skills to use social networks in a safe and professional way.
Throughout each day you will assist in keeping the salon clean and tidy, following all company processes and procedures, including health and safety in the workplace and making sure that all the equipment used is put back in its rightful place. This will help the salon run more smoothly and efficiently.
Working Hours: You will be working 40 hours per week, over 5days, between Monday – Saturday. The salon is open for one late night per week until 8.00pm. Shift pattern will be arranged at the start of the apprenticeship.
Wages: £156.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01752 332442.
Arena, is a boutique hair salon based in the City Centre of Plymouth, with a professional, experienced team of stylists and a calm, relaxed atmosphere. Their artistic and highly trained staff regularly have their work featured in local and national press.
They pride themselves on professionalism with a highly motivated team who are innovative with passion for hairdressing. Arena is one of the South West's most forward thinking salons, with an eye on the next big trends in hairdressing as well as the highest standards in cutting, colouring and styling, extensions and wedding hair and makeup.
Arena are experienced in training apprentices and have had many staff in the last 5 years that have successfully completed the qualification and are still working not only in the industry but remain at Arena.
Once you have completed the level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to work towards a level 2 in barbering or an advanced qualification.
The successful applicant will need to have a passion for hairdressing they must also have good communication skills and confidence to speak comfortable to new people. Great leadership skills, organisation and confidence. Ability to work under pressure, as well as good problem solving skills and flexibility.
You will need to have a passion for hairdressing and creativity, along with good communication skills, which are essential as you will be in direct contact with customers.
Qualifications desirable for this role include A-E in English and Maths or the equivalent such as functional skills, but not essential as having the enthusiasm and a willingness to succeed are more important.
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
Some 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.