Published: May 04, 2021
Fox House Retreat is looking for a level 2 hairdressing apprentice to join their friendly team in Plymouth City Centre. The employer is looking for someone who is enthusiastic with good social skills, who is creative, and really keen to learn.
The Apprentice’s Role
Duties will include meeting and greeting clients, 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 master-classes, alongside structured theory sessions, to enable you to achieve the Hair Professional Standard requirements.
Working Hours: 36 hours per week over 5 days.
Wages: £154.80 per week, based on 36 hours per week.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Fox House Retreat is one of Plymouth's premier city centre salons. They also have salons at St. Mellion and China Fleet Country Club.
They are passionate about their work and strive to maintain the highest standards and degree of skill in each of their disciplines and in the service they give their clients. Their aim is to make their clients feel special, beautiful and pampered from the minute they enter the salon to the moment they leave.
They are always at the forefront of the latest hairdressing techniques, and pride themselves in delivering 5* treatments alongside a friendly and personalised service.
They are also committed to developing their staff. Continuous education and development of their team allows them to provide cutting-edge and contemporary, yet wearable hair designs to every one of their clients.
Fox House Retreat have successfully recruited and trained a number of Junior Stylists, and their past level 2 apprentices have been given the opportunity to progress on to a level 3 qualification, and in turn become Senior stylists within 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.
This position will enable the team to support a young talented stylist and set them up with the skills and ambition to go as far as they wish in a highly competitive industry.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to work well in a team. You will need to have a high standard of personal hygiene and take pride in your appearance.
Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required.
Being a keen team player is also an essential quality for any salon apprentice, you will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times.
You will need to be able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times. Candidates will need to be enthusiastic about training, enjoy a creative flair and have a genuine passion for the hairdressing industry.
No prior qualifications are required, just a passion for Hairdressing and a willingness to learn.
The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:
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!