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Hairdressing Apprentice Aruba Hair Studio

Aruba Salon are looking for an enthusiastic Hairdressing Apprentice to join their fabulous team in Liskeard.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    5 days between Tuesday – Saturday; shifts to be confirmed. Possible late-night training session once a week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

COVID-19 Important Information. 

Please do still apply for our apprenticeship opportunities despite the COVID-19 outbreak, we are all planning to secure future opportunities, and Skills Group is able to support you to make decisions about your future even whilst you cannot come in and meet us at this time.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has significantly affected many of our employers and their businesses and has restricted opportunities available for them to meet new people to join their team; like us, they remain committed to protecting you and keeping you safe.

Please apply via the website or contact us on 01752 332442 and one of our dedicated team will be able to discuss your career options. We look forward to welcoming you to Skills Group in the future.

In the meantime, please do keep safe and observe the safety advice you have been given. 

Duties are likely to include:

  • Booking appointments
  • Shampooing
  • Conditioning
  • Blow drying and styling hair
  • Also colour and lightening using a range of techniques

You’ll study hairdressing topics such as hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, and the principles of hair colour selection, alongside environmental and sustainable working practices.

There’s also the option to learn about promoting products, perming, and working with different hair types.

You will also be required to attend weekly college sessions to cover additional practical training alongside structured theory sessions to enable you to cover the new Hair Professional Standard requirements.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times
  • Candidates will need to be enthusiastic about training
  • Have creative flair 
  • Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required

Personal qualities

  • Genuine passion in the hair industry
  • High standards of hygiene and appearance are essential
  • Being a keen team player are essential for any salon apprentice, you will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times

Desired qualifications

No prior qualifications are required but must have a passion for Hairdressing and a willingness to learn.

Future prospects

On completion of the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills.

About the employer

Aruba Hair group was started by the owner Leah Brathwaite who has over 25 years experience in the hair and beauty industry. In 2005 Leah’s dream became a reality when she opened her own salon and Aruba was born.

The first branch opened in Bodmin and Aruba Hair group now has 3 salons in the mid Cornwall area. The team is now reaching nearly 30 creative and passionate employees. The success has to be down to the constant aim to give everyone who visits Aruba that personalised service and attention to detail.

The salons in Bodmin, Wadebridge and Liskeard all have modern, relaxed environments. Clients love sitting and relaxing at the fully licensed bar in their Bodmin branch, the beauty spa feel to their beauty rooms in Wadebridge and the more intimate feel to their Liskeard salon. The highly skilled teams have the same goal, to have you “looking and feeling great”

The service needs to be matched with the products they use at Aruba and they offer the best in hair and beauty ranges on the market. They are Davines exclusive salons, ghd platinum salons and Bare minerals platinum salons along with many other ranges.


Aruba Hair Studio



Barn Street


PL14 4BJ

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Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


Skills Group 01752 332442

The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:

  • Level 2 Hair Professional (Hairdressing / Barbering)
  • Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing / Barbering)
  • Functional Skills in maths and English

Some aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site and you will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor from Skills Group, who will monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As part of your apprenticeship you will be expected to attend college one day per week, where you will improve upon your knowledge and practical skills.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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