Apprentice Hairdresser harrison & Holmes Limited

We are looking for exceptional hairdressing apprentices. You will train one day a week at our state of the art training academy and salon in Loughton where you will experience the highest quality technical training in a brand new salon environment.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    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

    30 hours per week, shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    23 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001235625

  • Positions

    1 available

The job role within the hairdressing salons will be as an apprentice hairdresser and you will be expected to:

  • Meet and greet customers
  • Shampoo and conditioner customers’ hair
  • Maintain a clean salon
  • Provide refreshments to the customers
  • Reception duties
  • Prepare customers for the stylists to cut, tint hair etc.

As you develop skills you may be given the opportunity to style hair and apply tint and colour.

Your training will require you to demonstrate your competence in shampooing and conditioning, cutting hair, tinting hair, styling hair, setting and dressing hair and reception duties.

Your skills and competence will be assessed on paying customers, either in LHAA's training salon in Loughton or in your workplace.

LHAA will provide a personal apprenticeship mentor to support you through the programme both at the Academy and at your place of work.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Hairdressing is a fast moving, fashion orientated business, so you will need to be creative, enjoy meeting people and have loads of energy.

You don’t have to be the academic type and there are no set entry criteria for the Hairdressing Apprenticeship, although an average level of English and Maths is important,.
 
We are looking for Apprentices that are enthusiastic and motivated about training to be a hairdresser, together with the ability to take an active part in studying for your hairdressing qualification, as well as being prepared to work hard both in the hairdressing salon and in the Hairdressing Academy.

Personal qualities

You would also need to:

  • Be well presented in all aspects including: clothing, hair and personal hygiene
  • Be practical and well organised
  • Be a good communicator with excellent social skills. 
  • Have attention to detail and cleanliness. 
  • Have a good sense of humour and amicable nature skills whether dealing face to face with clients or speaking on the telephone. 
  • Be willing to work flexible hours/days as agreed in the employment contract. 
  • Have a high degree of dexterity and coordination

Qualifications required

You won't need qualifications to apply but you will need the motivation and commitment to want to become a hairdresser.

Future prospects

Many apprentices are given jobs with the employers they trained with as Junior stylists, others go onto further studies. Apprentices are often fast-tracked by their employers for promotion to more senior positions. Hairdressing skills are also required in the theatre, film, TV and magazine work.

Things to consider

The apprenticeship programme will take 15 - 18 months to complete. During this time you will be expected to attend the academy one day a week and three to four days a week in the salon - you EARN WHILE YOU LEARN.

About the employer

As a Sassoon Partner salon we offer the latest Sassoon hair collections featuring the most up to date hair colours and cuts. We also sell Sassoon Professional retail products. All of our staff have been trained by Sassoon and are kept up to date twice a year

Employer

harrison & Holmes Limited

Address

82

High Road

London

E18 2NA

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Training provider

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job and off-the-job training. This means you'll spend time in a hairdressing salon working and learning the hairdressing skills to develop your competence in hairdressing. You will attend one day a week at our state of the art London Hairdressing Academy training centre and salon, learning the underpinning knowledge and practical skills associated with hairdressing as well as important skills such as customer service, teamwork and retail skills including Maths and English.

You will gain skills, insight and experience with real clients, real work, real hairdressers and real products.

Apprenticeships are not qualifications in their own right. Instead they are a framework made up of many elements.

An intermediate NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing which is a work based qualification that is designed to ensure the apprentice is job ready. This will include the following: 

  • How to engage with customers
  • Shampoo and conditioning 
  • Reception Duties 
  • Cutting techniques 
  • Appointment making 
  • Styling techniques 
  • Preparation of clients 
  • Colouring techniques
  • Product promotion services 
  • Key skills qualifications such as communication and maths 
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Hairdressing

Training provider

LHAA

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited


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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017