Published: Sep 16, 2022
Elysian hair have a great opportunity for an outgoing and friendly hairdressing apprentice to join their team in Looe, Cornwall.
The Apprentice’s Role
The salon is based in Looe, Cornwall and the vacancy would be suited to someone whole lives locally or is happy to travel to work . 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 will 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 is also the option to learn about promoting products, perming, and working with different hair types.
Working Hours: You will be working 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Possible late night training session once a week.
Wages: £129.00 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 pro rata (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.
Elysian Hair is a boutique hair salon based in Looe, Cornwall. They are a stylish unisex salon and offer a wide range of hair services, priding themselves in offering their clients the very best advice & products.
CLARE CARTWRIGHT is the salon owner and has been in the industry since leaving school in 2005. Clare prides herself in her hair knowledge and colouring skills, specialising in creative colouring and colour corrections. She is a level 4 qualified hairstylist, and has a level 5 certificate in education (allowing her to teach her trade) and is a national educator for Keune UK.
Once you have completed the level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to work towards either a level 2 in barbering or an advanced level 3 in hairdressing.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well in a team, and be able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times. You must also have good time keeping skills.
The successful candidate will need to be outgoing, friendly and presentable, with high standards of hygiene and appearance. You will need to be an enthusiastic team player within the salon, which is an essential part of how the salon runs, demonstrating this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times.
Qualifications required for this role include A-E in English and Maths or the equivalent, for example functional skills.
The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:
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 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.
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!