Associates Hair Salon

£148.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: May 21, 2018
Ref: AH138SM

Associates Hair Salon are looking to take on an enthusiastic apprentice to join their young and vibrant salon in Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be fully supported by a qualified member of staff who will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to know to gain a recognised qualification in hairdressing.

You will begin your qualification learning basic duties such as shampooing, conditioning and drying. There will be times where you will be dealing with customers on reception so duties are likely to include booking appointments and answering incoming telephone calls to clients regarding information or appointments.

Further on throughout your apprenticeship you will learn how to style hair, mix and apply hair colouring. 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 – there’s also the option to learn about promoting products, perming, and working with different hair types.

Working Hours: The successful candidate will be working 40 hours per week, over 5 days, between Monday and Saturday.

Wages: £148.00 per week. Any hours worked above 40 hours per week will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage, depending on age.

Holiday: You will be entitled to 28 days holiday, 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 or call us on 01752 332442.

Associates Hair Salon began in 2003 with a single stylist, who had over 18 years worth of salon expertise and a loyal client base to follow. In no time Associates’ reputation grew and so did the team, expanding into beauty.

Each stylist now has their own area of expertise including real hair extensions, colour, colour correction etc.

Past Apprentices

The salon has previously supported the apprenticeship programme and are looking for another apprentice to join their expanding team.

Once having completed your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to work towards a Level 3 to further enhance your skills.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well within a team and be able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers.

Timekeeping and attendance is also important.

Personal Qualities

High standards of hygiene and appearance are important for any salon apprentice. You must also be enthusiastic and enjoy your training.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include A-E in English and Maths or the equivalent such as functional skills.

The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Most aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site and you will have regular visits every 3 to 4 weeks from your designated assessor from Skills Group, who will monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

Your duties will vary from day to day, and throughout your learning process you will work closely with a qualified stylist from Associates who will support you in your learning. The successful apprentice will also have the opportunity to attend the training academy for master classes if authorised by the employer.

As an additional qualification Skills Group will help you achieve your Emergency First Aid and certified Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

About Us

Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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