Hairdressing Apprentice BRAND X PRODUCTS LIMITED

Salon X is a luxurious salon that caters to those who want the best. Salon X are looking for a salon Apprentice to join their friendly team. This salon is based in Beacon Park, Plymouth and is easy to reach by bus routes.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Tuesday to Saturday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties are likely to include booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, drying and styling hair, and mixing and applying hair colouring. You’ll study hairdressing topics such as hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, and the principles of hair colour selection – there’s also the option to learn about promoting products, perming, and working with different hair types.

The salon experience generally starts at the hands of the apprentice; learning the art of scalp massage will help put your client at ease and ready for their cut.

Although safe working practices underpin the success of every salon, 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.

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

You will also be required to attend college sessions weekly to undertake additional training which will enhancing your theory and practical elements.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well in a team, and be able to portray a positive, friendly attitude to customers at all times.

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.

Personal qualities

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

Qualifications required

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 enthusiasm and a willingness to succeed are also important for this position.

Future prospects

Once having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills. Plus NVQ level 2 in barbering.

About the employer

Salon X is the creation of Rosie Finnigan, who has many years experience in the hair, make-up and beauty industry. Rosie has worked as a professional stylist in Covent Gardens and Sydney, Australia. She is accomplished in creating beautiful hair and make-up tailored to be individual needs of her clients.

They believes strongly in the company’s ethos of delivering the best customer journey, with the most up to date and creative services in a relaxed but professional atmosphere. So whether you’re looking for a total wedding package, a whole new look or alterations to an existing look there is someone will meet and exceed your expectations

Salon X hair stylist and beauticians are dedicated to making their clients experience a service like they have never had before. Attention to detail is conveyed through every aspect of the service, from supplying you with your favourite magazine to creating and individually crafted hairstyle.




51 North Down Road



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Training provider

The NVQ Apprenticeship in Hairdressing consists of:-

  • Level 2 Qualification in Hairdressing
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Emergency First Aid Course
  • Certificate in Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety and Safeguarding

Other specialised skills and training will be provided by the employer

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017