Published: Jul 22, 2020
Aruba Salon are looking for an enthusiastic Hairdressing Apprentice to join their team in Wadebridge.
The Apprentices Role
The employer is looking for someone who is enthusiastic with good social skills, who is creative, and really keen to learn.
Duties are likely to include booking appointments, 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. You will also be required to attend weekly college sessions to cover additional practical training alongside structured theory sessions to enable you to cover the new Hair Professional Standard requirements.
Working Hours: 5 days between Tuesday – Saturday. Possible late night training session once a week.
Wages: £172.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week.
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.
Aruba hair group was started by the owner Leah Brathwaite who has over 25 years experience in the hair and beauty industry. In 2005 Leah’s dream became a reality to open her own salon and Aruba was born.
The first branch opened in Bodmin and Aruba hair group now has 3 salons in the mid Cornwall area. The team is now reaching nearly 30 creative and passionate employees. The success has to be down to the constant aim to give everyone who visits Aruba that personalised service and attention to detail.
The salons in Bodmin, Wadebridge and Liskeard all have modern, relaxed environments. Clients love sitting and relaxing at the fully licensed bar in our Bodmin branch, the beauty spa feel to our beauty rooms in Wadebridge and the more intimate feel to our Liskeard salon. The highly skilled teams have the same goal, to have you “looking and feeling great”
The service needs to be matched with the products we use at Aruba and we offer the best in hair and beauty ranges on the market. We are Davines exclusive salons, ghd platinum salons and Bare minerals platinum salons along with many other ranges.
On completion of 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.
Excellent communication skills, high standards of hygiene and appearance are essential. Being a keen team player are essential for any salon apprentice, you will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times.
No prior qualifications are required, but must have a passion for Hairdressing and a willingness to learn.
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 6 to 12 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!