Published: May 17, 2017
This is a fantastic opportunity for a hairdressing apprentice to work within a vibrant hairdressing salon in Totnes.
The Apprentice’s Role
The successful candidate needs to be motivated and enthusiastic in order to assist stylists in delivering constantly high levels of service, and to ensure that company policies and procedures are carried out. As part of your duties you will participate in training sessions and work towards timely completion of your level 2 qualification in hairdressing. The candidate will be managed by the Salon Manager, but will also work very closely with other stylists.
You will be assisting stylists in ensuring that all clients are given the highest levels of customer service with special attention to comfort and friendliness. You will also generate and promote a professional working atmosphere and assist stylists by informing clients of all services available, including products, tools and equipment available for retail purchase. You will also make sure that work stations are kept clean and tidy at all times. You will carry out a wide range of duties such as, colouring, cutting and shampooing.
By assisting the salon manger and the stylists, you will gain the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to help you to progress in this exciting career opportunity. You will be supervised by a fully qualified member of staff throughout your training, and you must follow health and safety procedures in the workplace at all times.
Working Hours: You will be working 39.5 hours per week between Monday – Saturday. You will be required to work at least one late night per week. Shift patterns will be arranged at the start of the apprenticeship.
Wages: £140.00 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.
Amanda Marsden Lifestyle Salon and Spa is very focused on staff development and training and welcomes new employees to join their young and vibrant team. Their aim is to make their staff feel transformed by working in a unique and special salon environment located in the bohemian, market town of Totnes which is a thriving centre for music, art, theatre and natural health.
All of their carefully chosen stylists and therapists work to an exceptionally high standard, each one possessing individual creativity and flair with the passion and dedication not only to make their clients look beautiful but feel beautiful too. For over 18 years the Amanda Marsden Lifestyle Salon and Spa has been developing creative talent though their apprenticeship scheme.
Amanda Marsden has several apprentices through Skills Group and are keen to welcome another.
Through having completed the level 2 qualification in hairdressing, you will then have the opportunity to progress onto the advanced level 3 apprenticeship.
With the experience and the skills you have gained, you can use these to maximise the opportunities to further your career at the end of the apprenticeship programme.
You will require good organisational and leadership skills, and be confident in order to fulfil this role. Ability to work under pressure, as well as good problem solving skills, and flexibility would help you in this role. You must be able to work well within a team and on your own. You will also need to be reliable and have good time keeping and attendance.
Experience of IT would be an advantage for this role.
The successful candidate will need to be familiar with current trends within the hairdressing and fashion industry. You will need to be highly motivated and enthusiastic about hairdressing with a friendly personality, to interact efficiently with customers and colleagues.
You must be motivated and passionate to undertake this exciting opportunity, and progress in your chosen career.
Qualifications required for this role include A-E in English and Maths or the equivalent, for example functional skills.
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 an additional qualification, Skills Group will help you achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.