Published: Aug 02, 2017
French Hair and Beauty are looking for an apprentice to join their busy salon in Torquay.
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 more smoothly and efficiently.
Working Hours: You will be working 40 hours per week, over 5days, 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: £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.
Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address email@example.com or call us on 01752 332452.
French Hair & Beauty opened it's doors in October 2016 and is well placed in the town centre of Torquay. The design of the salon is modern and stylish with great attention to detail to ensure clients receive the very best service in a professional and relaxed atmosphere. The salon is owned by Leah French who has an extensive wealth of knowledge having spent decades training and working in the most respected salons in the area. It was a natural progression for Leah to launch a vision that had been growing since her younger years.
Leah envisions French Hair & Beauty as a beauty house with every up to date tried and tested beauty experience all under one roof. The salon is proud to use world-renowned products such as L'Oreal, Olaplex, Karastase and ghd.
For the right candidate, you will be supported to achieve further qualifications such as Level 2 Barbering and Level 3 Hairdressing.
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 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.