Hair at Number 1

£140.00 per week


Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: Feb 06, 2018
Ref: HA286SF

This vacancy is based in Lipson.

Hair at Number One salon are looking to take on the ideal apprentice to join their well-established team based in Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role

The apprentice will be fully supported by a qualified member of staff who will teach them the skills and knowledge to successfully complete their apprenticeship at level 2 and level 3 and in turn become a fully qualified stylist.

At level 2 you will be supporting the salon team, booking appointments with clients, shampooing, conditioning and drying and styling hair. This is where you will build up your skills and knowledge to help you progress onto the level 3 in hairdressing.

At the level 3 stage you will start to learn how to mix and apply hair colour. You will learn a variety of hairdressing topics such as hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, and the principles of colour selection. There is also the opportunity to learn about promoting the salon products available for the customers to purchase.

You will be shown all the company processes and procedures including health and safety in the workplace, making sure that all work areas are kept clean and tidy throughout the day and assisting in the smooth running of the salon.

Working Hours: You will be working 40 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday.

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 or call us on 01752 332452.

Hair at Number One based in Plymouth, have been established since May 2011, and over this short period have gained a large client base, offering their customers very high standards of service on every visit.

They offer free consultations to each client, spending time tailoring the services exactly to their requirements. This is to ensure that all their customers feel confident that the stylist knows what they expect from the colour, shape and condition of their hair. They use a wide range of products such as Milkshake and Keratin treatments.

Hair at Number One are very keen to invest in another apprentice, to help them to learn and develop through their training to become fully qualified and join their team of experienced stylists.

Past Apprentices

The company have taken on the majority of their apprentices through Skills Group where their staff have given their full support and passed on their knowledge and skills to the apprentices. This is a great opportunity for another apprentice to join the team and learn the skills to successfully complete their apprenticeship and gain their qualifications in this exciting industry.

Once having completed your level 2 qualification you will have the opportunity to progress onto a level 3 apprenticeship, leading to full-time employment as a hairdressing for the right candidate.

Skills Required

The ideal apprentice will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to work well within an experienced team.

You must be able to use your own initiative throughout the day, and have a focused approach to all the duties involved in this exciting position, together with the ability to learn new skills.

Good timekeeping, attendance and flexibility are also very important for this role.

Personal Qualities

The successful apprentice will need to have passion, motivation and a genuine interest in hairdressing in order to succeed in this exciting role. You will need to have a pleasant and outgoing personality, a good sense of humour and excellent social skills in order to interact with clients and colleagues.

You must also have the enthusiasm to learn new skills so that you can become a fully qualified stylist on completion of your apprenticeship programme.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE grade A-D in Maths and English is desired but not essential as Functional skills can be completed.

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

Most 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 certified Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Once you have submitted this information a member of the recruitment team will be in touch to arrange your first interview with Skills Group. You do not need to apply for other vacancies at this stage, as you will be considered for all suitable vacancies.

Please tick if you do not wish to receive any further information from Skills Group.


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Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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