Hairdressing Apprentice Tsunami

This apprenticeship trains you in the basics of hairdressing. As a hairdressing apprentice, you'll work as a salon junior, assisting senior staff, carrying out treatments including basic cutting, styling, drying and finishing and liaising with customers.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 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

    College day release: Totton College - Mondays 9:00 - 4:00

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    1 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

 You will be expected to carry out a range of duties within the salon that will include the following:

  • Provide excellent customer service to all clients
  • Take telephone bookings in a professional manner
  • Maintain the salon’s cleanliness and hygiene standards
  • Check stock levels
  • Provide refreshments for clients
  • Prepare clients for their treatments
  • Over time assist with cuts
  • Observe your colleagues to gain insight into techniques and develop interpersonal skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Successful applicants will display the following skills: 

  • Well presented with professional attitude in all aspects of work
  • strong interpersonal skills and the ability to engage in conversation
  • Customer service focused, with excellent people skills and manners
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions
  • Work collectively as a team as well as work using own initiative
  • Good timekeeping.
  • Reliable
  • Loyal

Personal qualities

  • You will have a smart and well-presented appearance at work.
  • You will be friendly, articulate and positive, with an upbeat attitude.
  • You will have a keen interest in learning and developing your skills.

Qualifications required

Ideally you will have 5 GCSE (or equivalent) grades A* – C including English and Maths.

However, these are not essential as you will have the opportunity to study Functional Skills in both English and Maths.

Future prospects

Assuming you have displayed the work ethos, values and enthusiasm expected by Tsunami, you may be offered the opportunity to join the team as a full time member of staff (subject to the successful completion of the apprenticeship programme and the availability of a suitable position). The Level 2 Hairdressing Apprenticeship will also provide you with the foundations required to work in a salon, running your own column and working to commercially viable timings or to progress to advanced qualifications such as the Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

It is likely that you will spend the majority of the day on your feet and therefore you will need to have a reasonable level of health and fitness.

About the employer

Tsunami is a small, professional hair and beauty salon in Totton





Salisbury Road


SO40 3LL

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Training provider

What will you learn?

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Much of the training will be undertaken ‘on the job’, supported by regular visits from a qualified assessor.

The Hairdressing Apprenticeship is an 24 month programme, with apprentices attending college 1 day per week (Monday) to study for the knowledge element. The apprentice will then be assessed within the workplace every 4-6 weeks

Apprenticeship standard

Hair and Beauty > Hair Professional

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Totton College


Sam Beadle 07483030341

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017