McKinlay Martyn

£148.00 per week

Torbay and Surrounding Areas

Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: Jul 09, 2018
Ref: MM236SM

McKinlay Martyn are offering a fantastic opportunity to work within a vibrant hairdressing salon in Torquay.

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: You will be working 40 hours per week between Monday – Saturday, between 6am-9pm. You will be required to work at least one late night per week. Shift patterns will be arranged at the start of the apprenticeship.

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.

McKinlay Martyn are a friendly and helpful salon situated on the GPO roundabout in Torquay town centre that offer a wide range of services with stylists at all levels of experience and a range of prices to suit every budget.

The salon strive to offer a relaxing experience, top quality hairdressing and great customer care every time.

Stuart and his staff are sure their customers will enjoy their visits with complimentary hand and head massage, wide choice of complimentary refreshments and detailed aftercare advice so you can easily recreate your new look at home.

Through having completed the level 2 qualification in hairdressing, you will then have the opportunity to progress onto the advanced level 3 apprenticeship.

With the experience and the skills you have gained, you can use these to maximise the opportunities to further your career at the end of your apprenticeship programme.

Skills Required

You will require good organisational and leadership skills, and be confident for this role. You will have the ability to work under pressure, possess good problem solving skills, and flexibility. You must be able to work well within a team and on your own. In addition, you will be reliable and have good time keeping and attendance. Experience of IT would be an advantage for this role.

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate needs to be familiar with current trends within the hairdressing and fashion industry. You will need to be highly motivated and enthusiastic about hairdressing with a friendly personality, to interact efficiently with customers and colleagues.

You must be motivated and passionate to undertake this exciting opportunity, and progress in your chosen career.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications desirable for this role include GCSE A*-E in English and Maths or the equivalent such as Functional Skills, but not essential as having the enthusiasm and a willingness to succeed are more important.

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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