Published: Jul 20, 2020
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, 5 days 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: £166.00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
On completion of the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills.
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.
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.
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 Hair Professional (Hairdressing / Barbering)
• Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing / Barbering)
• Functional Skills in Maths and English
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!