Hairdressing Apprentice Gemme Louise Blatchford

Hair at Gemma B are looking to recruit a hairdressing apprentice to join their busy salon in Paignton.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Tuesday to Saturday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties are likely to include meeting and greeting clients, shampooing, removing colour, conditioning, drying and styling hair. You will benefit from on and off the job training and you will learn hairdressing skills that you will be able to put into practice. This will help to build your confidence to use your imagination when creating hairdressing masterpieces.

You will be assisting stylists in ensuring that all clients are given the highest levels of customer service with special attention to comfort and friendliness. You will also generate and promote a professional working atmosphere and assist stylists in advising clients in all aspects of services available, including advising clients of all products, tools and equipment available for retail purchase.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful apprentice will need to be enthusiastic about training, have a creative flair and a genuine passion for the hairdressing industry. Building good relationships with clients is a vital part of a successful salon so excellent interpersonal skills are required.

The ideal apprentice will have a smart appearance with great communication skills as they will be dealing with clients face to face and over the phone.

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will be friendly with the ability to provide good customer service. You will be reliable, proactive, flexible and passionate about hairdressing.

Qualifications required

If you do not hold A*-C GCSE grades in Maths and English or equivalent you will work towards Functional Skills alongside the level 2 apprenticeship.

Future prospects

For the right candidate, there will be the opportunity to progress onto further training/qualifications such as barbering and hairdressing at level 3.

Things to consider

From April 1st 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

The salon has been trading successfully for two years offering a wide range of services and well situated in a populated area of Paignton. Staff are a mixture of employed and self-employed and there are seven stylists including Gemma, the salon owner and Sarah who is a Barber as well as Salon Manager. The salon is spacious with a modern feel and will be undergoing a face-lift at Easter time to increase the number of work stations


Gemme Louise Blatchford


4A Sturcombe Avenue



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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

Most 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 certified 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: 30 Oct 2017