Hairdressing Level 2 Apprentice Cutting Edge (Ottery) Ltd

This is a wonderful opportunity for a creative and passionate individual to join a top Hairdressing Salon in Ottery Saint Mary.You will work alongside a wide range of talent stylists, which will support you throughout your Apprenticeship. The opportunities of working within this Salon are endless.

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Closing date: 20 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- Saturday

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    25 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice your duties will include:

  • Meeting and greeting clients in a polite and efficient manner.
  • Scheduling Salon appointments onto the online and paper base diary.
  • Dealing with incoming phone calls
  • Carrying out shampooing and conditioning services for clients.
  • Helping colleagues with clients.
  • Making sure that the salon is tidy and clean at all times.
  • Filing and photocopying
  • Removing colours 
  • Neutralising perms 
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to achieve a variety of looks

You will be assisting stylists in ensuring that all clients are given the highest levels of customer service with special attention to comfort and friendliness. You will also generate and promote a professional working atmosphere and assist stylists in advising clients in all aspects of services available, including advising clients of all products, tools and equipment available for retail.

You will be supervised by a fully qualified member of staff throughout your training. As an Apprentice you must follow health and safety procedure in the Salon.

You will have your own personal Assessor who will support you throughout your Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Brilliant organisational skills.
  • Self motivated.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Good ICT Skills.
  • Keen to want to learn and improve skills.
  • Work well under pressure. 
  • You will need to be organised and efficient.
  • Openness to learning new ideas and technique.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Creative.

Personal qualities

  • Kind and polite.
  • Hard working.
  • Enjoy helping others.
  • Patience.
  • A good sense of humour
  • Familiar with current trends within the Hairdressing and Fashion industry.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about hairdressing.
  • A friendly personality to interact efficiently with customers and colleagues.


Qualifications required

Successful candidate should have GCSE or equivalent Mathematics and English grades C or above; but you can complete functional skills alongside the apprenticeship if required.

Future prospects

You may have the chance to progress on to a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Barbering. There may be the chance of full time employment for the right person.

Things to consider

Please make sure that you are able to travel to work each day. Working in a Salon is tiring and means being active all day. Being on time is especially important as you don’t want to keep clients waiting and you must be flexible and be prepared to be working long hours. You will need to be able to work flexible hours, such as late evenings and weekends. From 1st of April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 or over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Those between the ages of 19-24 who are in their second year (or third year) need to be paid the National Minimum Wage for their age bracket. In April 2016 the new National Living Wage was implemented and therefore if you are over the age of 25 and in your second or third year of an Apprenticeship you will be entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. Please see below for further information:

About the employer

Cutting Edge Ottery was opened in 2004, a small salon with one backwash 2 styling mirrors and a couple of comfy chairs. On the first day of trading I was so excited but scared witless thinking no one would turn up. But turn up you all did! Within 4 weeks a local salon had closed resulting in me taking over the salon, and employing an apprentice, Adele, who is still working for us after 13 years! Another of our stars is Stephanie is our Manageress. She has worked for us for 10 years.


Cutting Edge (Ottery) Ltd


A 7

Ottery St. Mary

EX11 1AB

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Training provider

  • Diploma for Hair Professionals–Hairdressing
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • English Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 ( If required)
  • Mathematics Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 ( If required)

Apprenticeship standard

Hair and Beauty > Hair Professional

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by P G L Construction Training


Alberto Pitocco

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017