McKinlay Martyn

£140.00 per week


Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: Jul 17, 2017
Ref: MM312AH

McKinlay Martyn are offering a fantastic opportunity to work within a vibrant hairdressing salon in Torquay.

The Apprentice’s Role

The right candidate needs to be motivated and enthusiastic 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 candidates will be responsible to the Salon Manager, and 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 in advising clients of all aspects of services available, including advising clients of all products, tools and equipment available for retail purchase.

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 procedure in the salon.

Working Hours: You will be working 40 hours per week between Monday – Saturday, between 6am-9pm. 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.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address or call us on 01752 332452.

McKinlay Martyn are a friendly and helpful salon situated on the GPO roundabout in Torquay town centre that offer a wide range of services with stylists at all levels of experience and a range of prices to suit every budget.

The salon strive to offer a relaxing experience, top quality hairdressing and great customer care every time.

Stuart and his staff are sure their customers will enjoy their visits with complimentary hand and head massage, wide choice of complimentary refreshments and detailed aftercare advice so you can easily recreate your new look at home.

Past Apprentices

McKinlay Martyn have supported many apprentices previously 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 your apprenticeship programme.

The successful applicant could also look at progressing onto a Barbering qualification.

Skills Required

You will require good organisational and leadership skills, and be confident for this role. You will have the ability to work under pressure, possess good problem solving skills, and flexibility. You must be able to work well within a team and on your own.

In addition, you will be reliable and have good time keeping and attendance. Experience of IT would be an advantage for this role.

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate needs 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.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications desirable for this role include GCSE 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

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.

Please tick if you also want to enter our current competition and agree to the terms and conditions.

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


About Us

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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