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Hairdressing Apprentice Arena

Arena Hair Salon are looking to take on a hairdressing apprentice to join their fantastic team in Plymouth City Centre.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £154.80

    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

    You will be working 36 hours per week, over 5 days, between Tuesday and Sunday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    02 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001718926

  • Positions

    1 available

Throughout your apprenticeship you will learn the basics of hairdressing and work with clients to build your confidence and communication skills.

You will undertake many duties which will include:

  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Shampooing and removing colour
  • Conditioning
  • Drying and styling hair

With a combination of off-the-job training and on-site support within the workplace, you will learn many new hairdressing skills which you will be able to put into practice within the salon. This will support you to gain confidence to use your imagination and new skills to create different hairdressing styles.

The successful apprentice will learn the technique of scalp massages when washing clients hair in preparation for the stylists. You will also learn how to interact with clients throughout this process to meet the individual requirements of clients.

You will learn many new skills including being able to colour, set and style hair practising on models throughout your training. Salons are becoming more reliant on technology to communicate with their clients, and to promote their salon services, styling team and latest offers, you will develop your skills to use social networks in a safe and professional way.

Throughout each day you will assist in keeping the salon clean and tidy, following all company processes and procedures, including health and safety in the workplace and making sure that all the equipment used is put back in its rightful place. This will help the salon run more smoothly and efficiently.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful applicant will need to have good communication skills and confidence to speak comfortably to new people. Great leadership skills, organisation and confidence. Ability to work well under pressure, as well as good problem solving skills and flexibility.

Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Personal qualities

Being a keen team player is also an essential quality for any salon apprentice, you will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times. High standards of hygiene and personal appearance are also essential.

Candidates will need to be enthusiastic about upskilling, have creative flair, and a genuine passion for the Hairdressing industry.

Desired qualifications

Qualifications desirable for this role include A*-E (9-2) in English and Maths or the equivalent such as functional skills, but these are not essential as having enthusiasm and a willingness to succeed are more important.

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 and will hopefully join the Arena stylist team in the future.


About the employer

Arena Hair is an independently owned boutique hair salon in the heart of Plymouth. Owned by Lara and Richard Wintle the salon has been setting trends and delighting clients since 2009.

A stylish salon dedicated to great hair and even greater service. Whilst at the leading edge in trends and fashion, the salon prides itself on listening and satisfying clients by creating effortless and wearable hair that never goes out of style. The relaxing and creative environment of Arena Hair really does offer the very best in hair and make-up for clients across the Plymouth area and beyond. The ethos of Arena Hair is to provide a salon of indulgent satisfaction - a haven where their clients are excited and looking forward to visiting.

They are also completely committed to developing their staff. Continuous education and development of their team allows them to provide cutting-edge and contemporary, yet wearable hair designs to everyone of their clients.

Employer

Arena

Address

52

Ebrington Street

Plymouth

PL4 9AA

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Training

Training provider

Skills Group

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

Contact

Skills Group 01752 332442 enquiries@skillsgroupuk.com

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

Many aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site and you will have regular visits every 2 to 4 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.

The apprentice will also attend weekly training sessions with the salons support.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)


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