Published: Jun 13, 2019
Nu-Yu, in Exeter, are offering a fantastic opportunity for the right apprentice to work within a vibrant hairdressing salon.
The Apprentice’s Role
The successful apprentice will be involved in a variety of tasks which includes:
•Meeting and greeting clients
•Shampooing and conditioning
•Drying and styling hair
•Once you have mastered the basic hairdressing tasks, you will move onto mixing and applying colour to clients, whilst supervised by one of the stylists
You will be assisting stylists in ensuring that all clients are given the highest levels of customer service with special attention to comfort and friendliness. You will promote all services available, including advising clients of all products, tools and equipment available for retail purchase
Working Hours: You will be working 40 hours per week, Monday – Saturday. Shift patterns will be arranged at the start of the apprenticeship.
Wages: £156.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (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.
Nu-Yu Hair Salon have been trading for over 12 years. They are a professional unisex salon, based in Mount Pleasant, Exeter. The salon offer a friendly service in a relaxed environment.
Once having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills.
Good organisational and leadership skills are required. You must have the ability to work under pressure, as well as good problem solving skills. You must be able to work well within a team and on your own. Along with this, you need to be reliable and have good time keeping and attendance.
The successful apprentice will 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.
Qualifications desirable for this role include 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 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 college one day per week, where you will improve upon your knowledge and practical skills.
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!