Apprentice Hairdresser Pure Hair Salon

Pure Hair are looking to recruit a Level 2 Hairdressing Apprentice in their salon in Lightwater. Duties will include general upkeep of the salon, shampooing, assisting stylists, greeting and prepare clients and promoting services and products. Some reception work may also be required. As your skills develop you will be given more responsibility.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £138.25

    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

    Monday 9am - 6pm, Tuesday 11am - 3pm, Thursday 9am - 6pm, Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday 8.30am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 39.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001212813

  • Positions

    1 available

Customer Services

  • Greeting clients and visitors to the salon, as well as handling enquiries by telephone
  • Playing a key part in preparing clients for services, including: refreshments, magazines, gowning and general comfort
  • Ensuring every client is happy, comfortable and informed throughout their visit
  • Listening to the needs of clients and informing colleagues of any relevant information
  • Engaging in meaningful and relevant conversation with clients

Salon Operations

  • Keeping up to date with fashions and trends in the hairdressing industry
  • Following all health and safety procedures
  • Wearing the required personal protective equipment
  • Assisting stylists with preparing clients for and during the service being provided; this may include removing colours and blow drying under supervision
  • Keeping the salon clean and tidy
  • Promoting the salon's brand principles

Training

  • Striving to meeting training plan targets
  • Completing all work set by trainers and assessors in the agreed timeframe
  • Putting into practise what you learn
  • Sourcing suitable models for training and assessment

Other Duties

  • Contributing to the promotion of a pleasant and positive salon atmosphere
  • Supporting new colleagues

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Can work effectively as part of a team
  • Can remember and follow instructions
  • Can anticipate the needs of others
  • Can manage their time efficiently
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Work safely

Personal qualities

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Resilience and determination
  • Well presented with attention to personal grooming
  • Passionate about hairdressing
  • Willing to work hard
  • Able to stand all day
  • Pleasant personality and friendly
  • Able to keep calm under pressure
  • Motivated and keen to learn

Qualifications required

Ideally GCSE grades E - A* in English and maths or equivalent for example Functional Skills

Future prospects

After achieving NVQ level 2 and your Intermediate Apprenticeship you will be encouraged to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship and gain NVQ level 3. Most of our stylists and technicians have been Apprentices themselves. Since achieving their Advanced Apprenticeships they have gone on to become senior stylists, trainers, assessors, managers, and have taken part in photo shoots and promotional events.

Things to consider

Hairdressing is not a job - it is a vocation. You need to be prepared to work hard and deliver first class customer service even when you may not be feeling at your best. You will be on your feet all day and dealing with clients from all walks of life; you can't be expected to like every client but you will need to make every single one feel they are special. You will need to be flexible because when the salon gets busy everyone needs to help out so that the salon runs smoothly and that could mean bringing forward or pushing back your break. Earnings are not brilliant at the start although tips from satisfied clients will help. Once you start building your own clientele you will earn commission on what you contribute to the salon's takings. The busiest stylists, earn the most. Working in a salon is about working as a team, all driven by the same ambition to make every client's visit better than expected, to maintain the loyalty of existing clients and to attract new clients. 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). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

A busy salon situated in a parade of shops in Lightwater, Surrey. The salon has been established for 6 years and has a loyal clientele. We are a small friendly team looking to expand and we offer lots of opportunities.

Employer

Pure Hair Salon

Address

5 The Square

Lightwater

GU18 5SS

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Training provider

  • In salon training towards NVQ Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship.
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths (if applicable).
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair and Beauty > Hair Professional

Training provider

INTER TRAINING SERVICES LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Inter Training Services Limited

Contact

Margaret Coker 02392 591 666 Margaret@its-ltd.net


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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017