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Hairdressing Apprentice Aruba Blu

Aruba Hair Group is looking to recruit a hairdressing apprentice to join their amazing team in Bodmin.

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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

    You will be working 40 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday, with the possibility of a late night training session once per week; shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You role will vary from day to day, but duties will normally include:

  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Booking appointments
  • Shampooing, conditioning, blow drying and styling hair
  • Colour and lightening using a range of techniques

You will 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 work closely with their salon team to support with a range of daily duties and build upon your existing skills and knowledge.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to work well in a team. High standards of hygiene and appearance are also essential.

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

Being a keen team player are essential for any salon apprentice, and you will learn how to demonstrate this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times.

Personal qualities

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

You must be able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times.

Desired qualifications

There are no formal qualifications required for this role, just a willingness to learn new skills and build upon your existing knowledge to become a highly trained member of staff.

Future prospects

After having completed your level 2 apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a higher level qualification and progress within the salon into a more advanced position.

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 to open 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 the client “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 Blu


The Piazza

Crockwell Street


PL31 2DS

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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

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.

The apprentice will also attend regular training sessions with the salon's support.

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

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