Published: Sep 16, 2022
Hair by Pamela is looking for a bubbly and enthusiastic hairdressing apprentice to join their team in Callington.
The Apprentice’s Role
Duties are likely to include meeting and greeting clients, booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, blow drying and styling hair, and 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 between Tuesday to Saturday, Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm.
Wages: £144.30 per week, based on a 30 hour week.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Hair by Pamela is a small friendly salon in Callington who strive to offer exceptional service, along with an amazing styling experience. They believe that the best hair styling and best colouring does not need to cost the earth. They offer cutting edge style with a friendly personal service that is quite simply, affordable luxury.
Hair by Pamela have successfully recruited and trained apprentices before, who have gone on to become highly successful stylist.
Having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills.
This experience enables the salon 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.
The successful candidate will need excellent communication skills, enthusiastic about training and be able to portray a positive attitude at all times.
Being a keen team player are essential for any salon apprentice, you will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times.
Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required.
They are looking for someone who is enthusiastic with good social skills, creative flair and really keen to learn.
It is also essential that you have high standards of personal hygiene and appearance and a genuine passion for the hairdressing industry.
No prior qualifications are required, just a genuine passion for the hairdressing industry and a willingness to learn.
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 part of your apprenticeship you will be expected to attend master-classes one day per week, where you will improve upon your knowledge and practical skills to ensure you are a highly-trained stylist as soon as possible.
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!