The Hair and Beauty Lounge

£140.00 per week


Hairdressing Apprentice
Published: Oct 04, 2017
Ref: TH59SM

The Hair and Beauty Lounge are looking for an enthusiastic hairdressing apprentice to join their team in Weston Mill, Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful candidate will be fully supported throughout their apprenticeship programme by a qualified member of staff who will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to know to fulfil your qualification.

Throughout your apprenticeship you will learn how to combine this with creative hairdressing and barbering techniques to meet the individual requirements of your client. You will master colouring, cutting, setting and styling skills through ongoing practice sessions on models in preparation for your assessment on clients.

You will also be given the chance to learn about scalp massage this will help you gain customer service skills and the confidence to interact with different clients, by asking them about the service you are giving.

We recognise that salons are becoming more reliant on technology to communicate with their clients, and to promote their salon services, styling team and latest offers, and their apprenticeship training includes an ICT element that enables learners to develop their skills to use social networks in a safe and professional way.

Your duties will include keeping the work area clean and tidy throughout the day. You will also be made aware of company processes and procedures including health and safety in the workplace.

Working Hours: You will be working 40 hours per week between Tuesday – Saturday with day release to college being on a Monday, and a day off between Tuesday and Saturday. 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.

This modern unisex salon is based in the Weston Mill area of Plymouth and attracts a varied clientèle of all age ranges and from all areas of Plymouth. The salon has been established for a number of years and they are very keen to train apprentices who will remain in the salon. Their staff are friendly and professional.

The salon is modern, spacious and busy. They offer the full range of hairdressing services and bridal hair and also offer beauty therapies. They offer a variety of services including skincare, facials, massages and beauty.

Past Apprentices

The Hair and Beauty Lounge have recruited and successfully trained juniors in the past who have not only completed their apprenticeship but have also remained in the salon so this is a great opportunity for the ideal candidate to make their mark on this new employer.

Once you have completed the level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to work towards a level 2 barbering qualification, followed by an advanced level 3 in hairdressing.

Skills Required

The employer is looking for a candidate who is bubbly and friendly as you will be working with a variety of clients that come into the salon. You must have a smart appearance and good communication skills. Candidates must also be reliable and trustworthy.

Personal Qualities

The employer is looking for an apprentice with good communication skills, high standards of hygiene and appearance and a keen team player. Candidates will need to be friendly and energetic, be enthusiastic about training, have a creative flair and a passion for the hairdressing industry.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include A-E in English and Maths or the equivalent, for example functional skills.

The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • 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.

However learners will receive off-site training one day per week, usually on a Monday, at our dedicated hairdressing salon. During these sessions they will gain additional knowledge of the sector and improve upon their hairdressing techniques.

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.

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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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