The Boutik

The Boutik

£172.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: Jun 01, 2021
Ref: THE005

The Boutik, an award winning hair and beauty salon, are looking for a hairdressing apprentice to join their friendly team in Plymstock.

The Apprentice’s Role

As a hairdressing apprentice, your duties are likely to include meeting and greeting our clients, booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, blow drying and styling hair, also colour and lightening using a range of techniques.

You will also 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’s also the option to learn about promoting products, perming, and working with different hair types.

Working Hours: You will be working 40 hours per week, over 5 days, between Tuesday and Saturday, with the possibility of a late night training session once per week.

Wages: £172.00 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.

The Boutik was founded in 2009 by current owner Abigail James and started life as a nail studio. Over the years it built-up an impressive reputation in and around Devon as the specialists in nail enhancements and nail care.

In 2017 The Boutik Salon expanded to include all aspects of hair styling and beauty, and now caters for all hair and beauty treatments from a single salon based in the heart of Plymstock, Plymouth.

Today The Boutik aims to provide its customers with a friendly and fun environment for them to relax and enjoy this experience! They always aim to deliver a personal service and adapt their expertise to ensure that each treatment is tailored to their clients specific needs.

Past Apprentices

The Boutik have employed a number of apprentices in the past and some of which have remained within the salon to this day.

After having completed your apprenticeship training with Skills Group, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a higher level qualification, start to build up your own clientèle as a Junior Stylist or broaden your skill set with an alternative hairdressing role.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate will need to have good communication and interpersonal skills to work with a range of clients and colleagues within the salon environment. You must be able to work well as a team, be enthusiastic about your training and have creative flair.

Personal Qualities

The successful apprentice will also need to have a genuine passion for the hairdressing industry. High standards of personal hygiene and appearance are also essential.

You will need to be able to promote a positive image at all times and be polite and courteous to everyone.

Prior Qualifications

There are no formal qualifications required for this role, just a willingness to learn new skills.

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

Many 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.

The apprentice will also attend weekly training sessions with the salons support.

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.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

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

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

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.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

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!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School