The Boutik

£148.00 per week


Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: Jan 26, 2018
Ref: FL324SF

The Boutik are looking to take on an apprentice to join their expanding team in Plymstock, Plymouth.

The Apprentices Role

The ideal candidate will be fully supported by a qualified member of staff who will guide you through your apprenticeship and help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to know.

Through your apprenticeship you will be involved in a variety of duties which will help you gain what you need to fulfil your apprenticeship and become a qualified stylist on completion of your training.

Duties 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 all the Hairdressing skills required to put into practice throughout your apprenticeship. You will learn to use all the equipment safely and correctly which will help to build your confidence to use your imagination when working on clients hair.

The salon experience generally starts at the hands of the apprentice, where you will be learning the art of heavenly scalp massage whilst washing and treating clients hair, putting them at ease ready for the stylist to take over.

The employer will assist you with all aspects of your training, where you will learn creative hairdressing and barbering techniques to meet the individual requirements of your clients. You will master colouring, cutting, setting and styling skills through on going practice sessions on models in preparation for your assessment on clients.

You will also learn about promoting the salon services, styling team and latest offers, through the ICT element which enables you to develop your skills by using social networks in a safe and professional way. As part of your apprenticeship you will also be required to attend training sessions weekly to undertake additional training which will enhancing your theory and practical elements.

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, to assist in the smooth operations of the salon.

Working Hours: The successful candidate will be working 40 hours per week (5days) between Monday – Saturday. The working pattern will be confirmed at the start of your apprenticeship, and will involve working a Saturday and one late evening.

Wages: £148.00 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 332442.

The Boutik in Plymouth was founded in 2009 by current owner Abigail James and has built-up an impressive reputation in and around Devon as the specialists in nail enhancements and nail care.

The Boutik aims to provide its customers with a friendly and fun environment for their clients to relax and enjoy. They always aim to deliver a personal service and adapt their expertise to ensure that each treatment is tailored to their clients specific needs.

They specialise in a wide range of beauty treatments including nail enhancements, natural nail care, waxing treatments, eyelash extensions, lash treatments, and much more. They are very proud to offer all vegan friendly and animal cruelty free products.

They have had the privilege of supporting many people during those special occasions whether it be that all important wedding day, end of year prom or a pamper party. They are located in the quiet residential area of Plymstock about 15 minutes from Plymouth city centre.

The founder and owner, Abigail, started out in the beauty industry in 2002 aged just 17. With over 14 years experience in the industry Abigail and her team work passionately in delivering a superior service to all its customers. It’s important to Abigail that each and every customer enjoys the experience of visiting The Boutik and that the service her team provides leaves you wanting more.

The Boutik has won numerous awards over the years, mostly nominated by its loyal customers and this year is no exception. Having previously won “Nail Technician of the Year 2015” at The British hair and beauty awards and finalist for “Top Rated Salon of the Year 2016” at The British hair and beauty awards The Boutik is pleased to announce it has been nominated for “Nail Technician of the Year 2017” at The English Hair and beauty awards.

Past Apprentices

This is the first time The Boutik has supported an apprentice through Skills Group.

Once you have completed the Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing you will have the opportunity to work towards an advanced Level 3 apprenticeship. This will give you the additional skills and knowledge to progress you even further through your apprenticeship, to become a fully qualified stylist with the employer.

Skills Required

Candidates will need to be enthusiastic about training, have a creative flair and a genuine passion for the Hairdressing industry. Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Excellent communication, high standards of hygiene and appearance and a keen team player are essential for any salon apprentice. You will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times.

Personal Qualities

The employer is looking for candidates who have a pleasant personality, who are confident and well mannered with excellent communications when interacting with both clients and colleagues.

You must be able to use your own initiative throughout each day, and be focused on all the duties required for this exciting role. good timekeeping and attendance are very important, together with a flexible approach to working hours to meet clients needs.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include A-E in English and Maths or the equivalent, for the initial induction process with Skills Group, but not essential as having the enthusiasm and a willingness to succeed are also important for this position.

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.

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.

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