Hairdressing Apprentice Envy

Envy Hair Salon have a great opportunity for an outgoing and friendly hairdressing apprentice to join their team in Plymstock, Plymouth.

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Closing date: 16 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


    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

During the first stages of the apprenticeship you will be given general duties such as booking in appointments, answering the telephone and talking to customers along with shampooing, conditioning and drying hair. This will be a great way to interact with customers and gain communication skills in the salon with new and old clients.

As you progress through the apprenticeship you will start to learn about other areas of hairdressing, such as learning how to style hair and mixing and applying hair colouring. 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. There is also the option to learn about promoting products, perming, and working with different hair types.

Although safe working practices underpin the success of every salon, you will learn how to combine this with creative hairdressing and barbering techniques to meet the individual requirements of your client. You will master colouring, cutting, setting and styling skills through ongoing practice sessions on models in preparation for your assessments.

Your duties will vary from day to day, but throughout your learning process you will work closely with a qualified stylist who will support you in your learning. The successful candidate will also be able to attend the training academy for master classes if authorised/required by the employer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well in a team, and be able to portray a positive friendly attitude to customers at all times. You must also have good time keeping skills.

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need to be outgoing, friendly and presentable, with high standards of hygiene and appearance. You will need to be an enthusiastic team player within the salon, which is an essential part of how the salon runs, demonstrating this consistently to ensure that you promote a positive image at all times.

Qualifications required

Qualifications required for this role include A-E in English and Maths or the equivalent, for example functional skills.

Future prospects

Once you have completed the level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to work towards either a level 2 in barbering or an advanced level 3 in hairdressing.

About the employer

Envy was born from a genuine love of hairdressing; a passion that has continued to grow over the last twelve years.

First opening for business in June 2000, owner and founder Tracie Gunningham quickly developed a loyal client following thanks to her commitment to giving customers a highly professional salon experience. Originally home to just five styling chairs and three stylists, Envy soon outgrew its first premises. In June 2003 Envy moved to The Broadway, Plymstock and Envy BWY was born.

Now employing a team of over 25 stylists and junior stylists Envy continues to offer high quality hair styling, premium hair treatments and unparalleled customer service.

In September 2012, with the continued success of Envy BWY, Tracie launched her second salon, Envy RWY, in Plymouth’s prestigious Royal William Yard.




9 The Broadway



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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding


All 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 an additional qualification, Skills Group will help you achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider

Skills Group

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

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017