Customer Service Apprentice - Level 2 Oceanic Beauty Salon

Customer Service and administrative duties within the reception area of this busy beauty salon.

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Closing date: 15 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

    Monday – Saturday. This position may require a late finish on a weekly basis as the salon does have late night opening.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Making appointments.
  • Stock control.
  • Ordering of Stock.
  • Organising client records and keeping histories.
  • Deal with routine enquiries from the public, suppliers and staff.
  • Receive and communicate messages.
  • Clerical support in all areas of the business.
  • Maintain records.
  • Deal with routine correspondence.
  • Work with due regard to health & safety requirements.
  • General admin and maintaining tidiness in the salon.
  • Meet and greet with customers and members of the public.
  • Any other duties as requested by the placement supervisor, which will assist the trainee to complete the customer Service Level 2 Apprenticeship framework.

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:

  • To achieve apprentice framework (Key Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate) within the specified time frame.
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme.
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary.
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested.
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff.
  • To complete training assignments and maintain a student portfolio, which will be assessed by an assessor.
  • Framework.
  • For the right applicant there is the possibility of a permanent position at the end of the apprenticeship programme

Apprenticeship start throughout the year and are open to any age of candidate.

It is important that qualifications are listed on your application no matter what the grade, as your application is sifted and sent to the employer based on meeting the Employers Vacancy Criteria.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisational skills.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise tasks.
  • Effectively use interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Effectively use organisation and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Be reliable and supportive to other areas within the company.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Maintain an established work schedule.
  • Use creativity and independent thought to resolve issues.
  • Understand the Data Protection Act (relevant to job role).

Personal qualities

  • Friendly, approachable manner.
  • Good communicator.
  • Good telephone skills.
  • Able to organise own work load.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Punctual & presentable.
  • Friendly & outgoing.
  • Willingness to acquire and develop new skills/qualifications if/ when necessary.
  • Confident telephone manner.
  • Multi tasker, polite, able to follow instructions but also show initiative.
  • Polite.
  • Excellent time keeping.
  • Team worker.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Professional.
  • Must be able to work on own initiative and organise own workload.
  • Creative and be able to put own ideas forward.
  • The ideal candidate must have a keen interest in the beauty industry.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE, or equivalent, A* -C in Math, English & ICT or level 2 functional skills or 1 year’s work experience in an customer facing environment.

Future prospects

Possible progression onto an advanced level in customer service.

Things to consider

Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application, if successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you, to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme. It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer. Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application, please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college: •Photographic proof of ID. •Qualification certificates. •National Insurance Number. •Updated CV. Please send your updated CV to… If you require help with putting together a CV or Interview skills, please contact: 01226 216 123 for our FREE Workshops.

About the employer

The salon opened by kathryn Giles-Bowman 1996 and was situated above Yvonne’s Salon initially just providing silk nail extension’s but within a year extended into a range of beauty treatments and covered all aspects of Beauty. In 2002 the opportunity arose to expand into neighboring premises which initially gave us the facility to provide an even bigger range of services including sunbeds, sunless spray tanning, a large beauty room and reception area. We always try to ensure that all our customers have an enjoyable time in a friendly, warm atmosphere and receive the best quality treatments using the highest quality products. Kathryn also a qualified High Definition Brows Elite stylist Trainer, Nouveau Express Lashes, LVL Enhance, Cosmetic and Medical Tattooing artist, specialising in Advanced Brows, Lips and Eyes. In July 2010 Oceanic had major renovations increasing the openess and flow the salon expanding the nail area and developing a brow and lash bar, but then also providing a more private area for beauty treatments.


Oceanic Beauty Salon



Manchester Road


S36 2DU

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Training provider

  • Delivery to be completed onsite by Assessor to complete an intermediate technical certificate in customer service.

Apprenticeship framework

Customer Service

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Julia Caldwell 01226 216 166

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017