Published: Apr 07, 2022
Serenity Hair are looking to take on an apprentice to join their team in Ivybridge.
The Apprentice’s Role
Throughout your level 2 apprenticeship you will learn the basics of hairdressing and work with clients to build your confidence and communication skills.
You will undertake many duties which will include meeting and greeting clients, shampooing and removing colour, conditioning, drying and styling hair. With a combination of off-the-job training and on-site support within the workplace, you will learn many new hairdressing skills which you will be able to put into practice within the salon. This will support you to gain confidence to use your imagination and new skills to create different hairdressing styles.
The successful apprentice will learn the technique of scalp massages when washing clients hair in preparation for the stylists. You will also learn how to interact with clients throughout this process to meet the individual requirements of clients.
You will learn many new skills including being able to colour, set and style hair practising on models throughout your training. Salons are becoming more reliant on technology to communicate with their clients, and to promote their salon services, styling team and latest offers, you will develop your skills to use social networks in a safe and professional way.
Throughout each day you will assist in keeping the salon clean and tidy, following all company processes and procedures, including health and safety in the workplace and making sure that all the equipment used is put back in its rightful place. This will help the salon run more smoothly and efficiently.
Working Hours: You will be working 30 hours per week, over 5 days, between Tuesday – Sunday. Shift pattern will be arranged at the start of the apprenticeship.
Wages: £144.30 per week, based on a 30 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 email@example.com or call us on 01752 332442.
Serenity is a contemporary friendly hair salon situated in the heart of Ivybridge. They opened our doors nearly 14 years ago and have built up a highly qualified team of experienced stylists who want to help their clients to achieve the most from their hair.
They specialise in all aspects of hairdressing; modern to classic cuts, men's styling , colouring, wedding hair, including special occasion hair, and they offer a mobile wedding hair service covering Plymouth and the surrounding areas in the south west.
They constantly monitor the training in the salon and truly believe in developing the careers of their staff with regular training days. Continuous education and development of their team allows them to provide cutting-edge and contemporary, yet wearable hair designs to everyone of their clients.
Serenity have continually recruited and trained Junior Stylists, and their past Level 2 apprentices have been given the opportunity to progressed on to a Level 3 qualification, and have become Senior stylists within the salon.
Having apprentices enables the team to nurture and develop young talented stylists and set them up with the skills and ambition to go as far as they wish in a highly competitive industry.
Once you have completed the level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to work towards a level 2 in barbering and possibly a full time position.
The successful applicant will need to have a passion for hairdressing they must also have good communication skills and confidence to speak comfortable to new people. Great leadership skills, organisation and confidence. Ability to work under pressure, as well as good problem solving skills and flexibility.
You will need to have a passion for hairdressing and creativity, along with good communication skills, which are essential as you will be in direct contact with customers.
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
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 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!