Published: Oct 19, 2021
The Cutting Garden are looking to recruit a passionate and enthusiastic individual to join their fantastic team in Plymouth City Centre.
The Apprentice’s Role
Duties are likely to include 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 new Hair Professional Standard requirements.
Working Hours: You will be working 37 hours per week between Monday and Saturday. You may be required to work at least one late night per week for training.
Wages: £159.10 per week, based on a 37 hour week.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
The Cutting Garden is an award-winning, friendly salon where a talented team of hairstylists and nail technicians ensure that their clients feel relaxed and reassured when they come in.
They are very proud of their salon's welcoming atmosphere and have built a reputation in the city for great hairstyling, friendly customer service and competitive prices.
Since their founding over 35 years ago, they've become known as one of the best hairdressers in Plymouth and the continuous education and development of their team allows them to specialise in ladies and gent's hairdressing, cuts and colour services, such as balayage, highlights and full head tinting.
The Cutting Garden have successfully recruited and trained many juniors over the time they have been in business, and many of their past apprentices have gone on to become highly successful stylists and been retained in the salon.
This experience 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.
Having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills and increase the career progression routes available.
It will also give individuals the opportunity to hone their skills and knowledge and build upon these to become a fully qualified stylist.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well in a team, and to be able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times.
Excellent communication skills, high standards of hygiene and appearance are essential. Being a keen team player are essential 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 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.
The employer is looking for someone who is enthusiastic with good social skills, who is creative, and really keen to learn.
No formal qualifications are required, just a passion for Hairdressing and a willingness to learn.
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 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!