Published: Jul 20, 2020
Vaughan’s @ Thirty Four are looking to take on an apprentice hairdresser to join their team in Tavistock.
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 smoothly and efficiently.
Working Hours: You will be working 40 hours per week, over 5 days, between Monday – Saturday. The salon is open for one late night per week until 8.00pm. Shift pattern will be arranged at the start of the apprenticeship.
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.
At Vaughan's @ Thirty Four they endeavour to always offer the best quality service with professional hairdressing along with a 1st class level of customer service.
Their highly trained team and passion for hairdressing twinned with their constant strive to improve with new ideas and training in new services, has resulted in complete customer satisfaction, demonstrated by their high client return rate.
Their friendly team who have a wide range of experience and expertise are confident in knowing that the clients' expectations will be met and that they will feel very relaxed in their company.
On completion of the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills.
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
Some aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site and you will have regular visits every 6 to 12 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!