Hair at Number 1

£148.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: Jul 20, 2018
Ref: HN882SM

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic apprentice to gain experience and a qualification in Hairdressing 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: Shift patterns to be discussed on interview but there will be a minimum of 30 hours a week and a maximum of 40 hours per week.

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.

Hair at Number One based in Plymouth, have been established since May 2011, and over this short period have gained a large client base, offering their customers very high standards of service on every visit.

They offer free consultations to each client, spending time tailoring the services exactly to their requirements. This is to ensure that all their customers feel confident that the stylist knows what they expect from the colour, shape and condition of their hair. They use a wide range of products such as Milkshake and Keratin treatments.

Hair at Number One are very keen to invest in another apprentice, to help them to learn and develop through their training to become fully qualified and join their team of experienced stylists.

Successful apprentices will gain full-time employment and have the opportunity to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship, on completion of the Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing.

Skills Required

The ideal apprentice will need to have excellent communication skills, be able to work well within an experienced team. You must be able to use your own initiative throughout the day, and have a focused approach to all the duties involved in this exciting position, together with the ability to learn new skills. Good timekeeping, attendance and flexibility are also very important for this role.

Personal Qualities

The successful apprentice will need to have passion, motivation and a genuine interest in Hairdressing in order to succeed in this exciting role. You will need to have a pleasant and outgoing personality, a good sense of humour and excellent social skills in order to interact with clients and colleagues. You must also have the enthusiasm to learn new skills so that you can become a fully qualified stylist on completion of your apprenticeship programme.

Prior Qualifications

A*-C in Maths and English are desired however not required as Functional Skills we be taken if do not achieve C's.

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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