Shape Hair Salon

£148.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: May 22, 2018
Ref: SH211SF

Shape Hair Salon are looking to take on a hairdressing apprentice for their business in Efford, Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role

Throughout your apprenticeship, duties will include booking appointments and dealing with telephone enquiries. Along with this, you will be shampooing, conditioning, styling and drying hair.

You will also be assisting stylists in ensuring that all clients are given the highest levels of customer service whilst work closely with the stylists to learn the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to start your career in hairdressing.

Once you have mastered the basic skills you will learn the other areas of hairdressing such as mixing and applying hair colouring. You will also have the option to learn about promoting products, perming and working with different hair types.

Working Hours: The successful candidate will be working between 30 and 40 hours per week, over 5 days, between Tuesday – Saturday.

Wages: £148.00 per week. Any additional 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, which 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 or call us on 01752 332442.

Shape are a well established professional hair salon based on Eggbuckland Road in Plymouth. With decades of experience in the industry they believe in giving the best possible treatment to all of their clients.

Past Apprentices

This is the first time Shape have taken on an apprentice through Skills Group so this is a great opportunity to make your mark on this new employer.

Once having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate must be friendly and approachable, have excellent communication skills and be able to work well in a team. You will also be able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times.

Candidates will need to be enthusiastic about training, 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.

Personal Qualities

Excellent communication skills, high standards of hygiene and appearance and a keen team player are essential for any salon apprentice and you will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE grades A-E is desired but not a requirement.

The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

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.

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.

About Us

Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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