Published: Mar 08, 2022
Cutting Company, Yelverton, are looking for an apprentice to join their friendly hairdressing team.
The Apprentice’s 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.
Working Hours: The successful candidate will be working between 30-40 hours per week (5days) Tuesday – Saturday. Possible late night training session once a week.
Wages: £4.81 per hour, which is £192.40 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.
Cutting Company is an eclectic salon with a soft edge. Established in 2005, they currently have 20 team members working in the salon, but they are always looking for fresh new faces to recruit and train.
To enable them to keep abreast of the moving styles and trends, they ensure their stylists and beauty therapists have regular training on the very latest products and techniques. Continuous education and development of their team allows them to provide cutting-edge and contemporary, yet wearable hair designs to everyone of their clients.
Their fundamental philosophy is to provide a personal and innovative service to their clients, and they pride ourselves on being a very personal salon and enjoy getting to know each and every client while they work with their hair.
Cutting Company have successfully recruited and trained many juniors over the time they have been in business, and many of their past apprentices have gone on to become highly successful stylists and been retained in the salon.
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.
Having completed 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.
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
All 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.
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!