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Hair Professional Apprentice Octopus Hair

Octopus Hair are looking to recruit a new apprentice for their well-established salon brand in Northamptonshire.

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Closing date: 11 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,504.56

    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

    Business hours - MONDAY 10-4 TUESDAY 11-8 WEDNESDAY 9.30-9.30 THURSDAY 9.30-9.30FRIDAY 10-8 SATURDAY 9-5 Shifts to be arranged during these hours.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000069859

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks and colour and lighten hair for ladies
  • Hairdressers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair
  • They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

One day per week at Aston's Academy in central Northampton, working towards the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard level 2 which includes:

  • Functional Skills at Level 1/2 if applicable
  • Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you have achieved your Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard, there is always the opportunity of progressing onto an Advanced level apprenticeship in Hairdressing or in development the Senior Hair Professional Apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Desired

Things to consider

This role will involve being on your feet for the majority of your working day. Due to the nature of the business you will be required to work Saturdays, you may also be required to work some late evenings within your working week.

About the employer

Life doesn’t always run smoothly and at Octopus Hair we know from experience how powerful it can be to offer a salon that’s a sanctuary from the stresses and strains of family life, dysfunctional relationships or a demanding job! We also understand that when the pressure builds it’s easy to lose sight of your own needs so… “OUR PROMISE TO YOU IS SIMPLE, from the moment we say hello, our focus will be YOU!” We can make this promise with confidence because our handpicked team of stylists are skilled listeners who know how to ask the questions that reveal what you really want... When you combine your thoughts with their skill and experience the result is guaranteed to be a look you can wear with confidence. To help you make the most of your Octopus ‘You Time’, we have got all of the essentials you will need to help you chill out and relax; a delicious selection of refreshments, all the very latest magazines, and also free Wi-Fi for you to connect with the outside world if that’s what you want to do!

Employer

Octopus Hair

Address

161A St. James Road

Northampton

NN5 5LE

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Training

Training provider

BEDFORD COLLEGE

Contact

Courtney Bishop

courtney.bishop@aston-training.co.uk

01604 230371

Apprenticeship standard

Hair professional

Level 2 (GCSE)


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