Published: Apr 14, 2022
Ochre Hair Lounge are looking for a Level 2 apprentice to join their friendly hairdressing team. The employer is looking for someone who is enthusiastic with good social skills, who is creative, and really keen to learn.
The Apprentice’s Role
Duties are likely to include meeting and greeting clients, booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, blow drying and styling hair, also 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.
You will also be required to attend arranged college sessions to cover additional practical training alongside structured theory sessions to enable you to cover the Level 2 Hair Professional Standard requirements.
Working Hours: The successful candidate will be working up to 35 hours per week over 5 days. (Monday-Saturday)
Wages: £168.35 per week based on a 35 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 pro rata (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.
Ochre Hair Lounge are a modern, style conscious and inviting salon based in Yelverton. The salon take their eco credentials seriously, and are committed to sustainability. They are proud to be part of the Green Salon Collective – an organisation devoted to find better solutions to salon waste such as foil, hair, paper, plastic bottles etc, which allows us to significantly reduce waste from every visit. Also, through the carefully-selected brands they use, they can guarantee all treatments and products are cruelty free.
Their aim is to create and personalise the best styles and colours for their clients individuality. They are at the forefront of the latest hairdressing techniques, and pride themselves in delivering a friendly, relaxed, personalised service.
They are also committed to developing their staff. Continuous education and development of their team will allow them to provide cutting-edge and contemporary, yet wearable hair designs to everyone of their clients.
This position will enable the team to nurture and develop a young talented stylist and set them up with the skills and ambition to go as far as they wish in a highly competitive industry.
Having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an Advanced L3 to further enhance your skills, along with the offer of a full time stylist position within the salon.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well in a team, take instruction, and to be able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times.
Candidates will need to be enthusiastic about training, enjoy a creative flair and have a genuine passion for the hairdressing industry. Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required.
Excellent communication skills, and high standards of hygiene and appearance are essential. Being a keen team player is also an essential quality for any salon apprentice, you will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times.
Candidates will need to have a creative flair, and a genuine passion for the Hairdressing industry. Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required.
Qualifications required for this role include A-E in English and Maths or the equivalent, for example functional skills.
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 an additional qualification, Skills Group will help you achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
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!