Arena Hair

Arena Hair

£154.80 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: Jun 01, 2021
Ref: ARE001

Arena Hair Salon are looking to take on a hairdressing apprentice in August to join their fantastic team in Plymouth City Centre .

The Apprentice’s Role

Throughout your 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 36 hours per week, over 5 days, between Tuesday and Sunday.

Wages: £154.80 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.

Arena Hair is an independently owned boutique hair salon in the heart of Plymouth. Owned by Lara and Richard Wintle the salon has been setting trends and delighting clients since 2009.

A stylish salon dedicated to great hair and even greater service. Whilst at the leading edge in trends and fashion, the salon prides itself on listening and satisfying clients by creating effortless and wearable hair that never goes out of style. The relaxing and creative environment of Arena Hair really does offer the very best in hair and make-up for clients across the Plymouth area and beyond. The ethos of Arena Hair is to provide a salon of indulgent satisfaction – a haven where their clients are excited and looking forward to visiting.

They are also completely committed to developing their staff. Continuous education and development of their team allows them to provide cutting-edge and contemporary, yet wearable hair designs to everyone of their clients.

Past Apprentices

Arena Hair continually recruits and trains Junior Stylists, and their past level 2 apprentices have been given the opportunity to progressed on to a level 3 qualification, and become Senior Stylists within the salon.

They have a talented apprenticeship team who are always on hand to assist stylists with everything they need and to give their clients the best experience. Arena says "We couldn’t do our job without them".

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.

On completion of the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills and will hopefully join the Arena stylist team in the future.

Skills Required

The successful applicant will need to have good communication skills and confidence to speak comfortably to new people. Great leadership skills, organisation and confidence. Ability to work well under pressure, as well as good problem solving skills and flexibility.

Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Personal Qualities

Being a keen team player is also an essential quality for any salon apprentice, you will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times. High standards of hygiene and personal appearance are also essential.

Candidates will need to be enthusiastic about upskilling, have creative flair, and a genuine passion for the Hairdressing industry.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications desirable for this role include A*-E (9-2) in English and Maths or the equivalent such as functional skills, but these are not essential as having 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

Many 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.

The apprentice will also attend weekly training sessions with the salons support.

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.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

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

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

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.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

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!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School