Brook House

Brook House

£192 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: Apr 17, 2024
Ref: MS17042024

Brook House Hair and Beauty are looking to take on a hairdressing apprentice to join their busy salon in Plympton.

The Apprentice’s Role

As a Hairdressing Apprentice, you will play a vital role in supporting the salon’s operations, learning essential skills, and contributing to a positive and welcoming client experience. Your training and hands-on experience will set the foundation for a successful career in the hairdressing industry.

- Client Services: Assist senior stylists in providing exceptional client service, including greeting, consulting, and ensuring client comfort.

- Shampoo and Conditioning: Perform hair washing, conditioning, and scalp massages, using appropriate products and techniques.

- Styling Assistance: Observe and support experienced stylists during hair cutting, colouring, and styling procedures, while gradually gaining hands-on experience.

- Appointment Management: Help schedule client appointments, manage the booking system, and assist in preparing clients for their services.

- Product Knowledge: Learn about various hair products, tools, and equipment used in the salon, and assist clients in selecting and purchasing products.

- Sanitation and Safety: Follow strict salon sanitation and sterilization protocols, maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

- Learning and Development: Actively participate in training sessions and workshops to enhance hairdressing skills and stay updated with industry trends.

- Customer Interaction: Interact with clients in a professional and friendly manner, addressing their questions and ensuring their needs are met.

- Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with salon staff, assisting in coordinating schedules and services for efficient salon operations.

- Professionalism: Maintain a neat and professional appearance, uphold salon standards, and demonstrate dedication to the apprenticeship program and the salon’s objectives.

- You will also be required to attend college sessions once a week to undertake additional training which will enhancing your theory and practical elements.

Working Hours: You will be working between 30 and 40 hours per week (5 days) between Tuesday – Saturday. Late night training will be provided, day yet to be confirmed.

Wages: £192 per week, based on a 30 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 apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

Newly opened, Brook House Hair and Beauty have established a great reputation due to their years of experience in the industry. You will be working alongside qualified stylists who will teach you all they know!

The salon strongly believes in the company’s ethos of delivering the best customer journey, with the most up to date and creative services in a relaxed but professional atmosphere.

Once having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate must be friendly and approachable and have excellent communication skills. You will be able to work well in a team portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times.

Personal Qualities

Excellent communication, high standards of hygiene and appearance and a keen team player are essential for any salon apprentice, and you will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image 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.

Prior Qualifications

No prior qualifications are required, just a passion for hairdressing and ability to communicate effectively to clients and staff.

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

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.

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

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