Published: Jan 15, 2020
This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a vibrant hairdressing salon in Ivybridge. The opportunities of working within this salon are endless. If you have a passion for hairdressing then you do not want to miss out on this position.
The Apprentice’s Role
•The successful candidate will carry out a wide range of duties such as colouring, cutting and shampooing, whilst under the guidance and supervision of a qualified stylists.
•The right candidate needs to be motivated and enthusiastic to assist stylists in delivering constantly high levels of service, and to ensure that company policies and procedures are carried out.
•As part of your duties you will participate in training sessions and work towards timely completion of you Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing.
•The candidate will be responsible to the Salon Manager, and will also work very closely with other 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 also generate and promote a professional working atmosphere and assist stylists in advising clients of all aspects of services available, including advising clients of all products, tools and equipment available for retail purchase.
•By assisting the salon manager and the stylists, you will gain the necessary knowledge and experience to help you to progress in this exciting career opportunity.
•You will be supervised by a fully qualified member of staff throughout your training.
Working Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Saturday, over 5 days.
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.
Revelations hair has been established in Ivybridge for the last 20 years. They have had too many apprentices to number but they generally have a lot that have stayed in the salon for years.
They have supported many apprentices in the past, helping them to achieve their Level 2 qualifications,and progressed onto the advanced Level 3. Many of their apprentices have moved onto more senior positions within the company.
They pride themselves on being professional, highly motivated and are a team who are innovative with a passion for hairdressing.
On completion of your level 2 qualification in Hairdressing you will have the opportunity to progress onto the advanced level 3 apprenticeship. By doing this you will gain the additional skills and knowledge to present you with greater career opportunities at the end of your apprenticeship programme.
•The ideal candidate will require good organisational and leadership skills, and be confident for this role.
•You must have the ability to work under pressure, have good problem solving skills and flexibility.
•You must be able to work well within a team and on your own.
•You need to be reliable and have good time keeping and attendance with a flexible approach to working hours.
•You will need to be highly motivated and enthusiastic about hairdressing with a friendly personality to interact efficiently with customers and colleagues.
•You must have the willingness to develop and learn new skills to succeed in this exciting position.
Qualifications required for this role include GCSE Grades A-F In English and Maths or the equivalent.
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 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!