Hair Professional Apprenticeship SKIN DEEP HAIR LIMITED

Skin Deep Salon is looking for a Hairdressing Apprentice to join their friendly team in their modern salon is based in Plympton. You will assist senior hairdressers in providing a range of hair services to clients, including cutting, styling, colouring, and treatments.

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Closing date: 23 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    *Wages:* £211.20 pw, based on a 40 hour week. Overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age. 28 days holiday entitlement (incl. bank holidays) during the course of your apprenticeship.

    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

    *Working Hours:* 5 days between Monday to Saturday between 6am-8pm, 40 hours. Shift patterns to be discussed in interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties are likely to include;

- Assist senior hairdressers in providing a range of hair services to clients, including cutting, styling, colouring, and treatments
- Greet and welcome clients, ensuring a friendly and professional atmosphere
- Shampoo and condition clients’ hair, preparing them for styling or treatments
- Maintain a clean and organised salon environment, including sanitising tools and workstations
- Support in mixing and applying hair colour, highlights, and other chemical treatments under supervision
- Learn and apply various hairdressing techniques, including blow-drying, curling, and straightening hair
- Provide excellent customer service by actively listening to clients’ needs and preferences
- Assist in recommending suitable hairstyles and products based on clients’ hair type and desired look
- Keep up-to-date with the latest hair trends, styles, and techniques through ongoing training and education
- Develop skills in basic salon administration tasks, such as scheduling appointments and handling cash transactions
- Follow salon policies and procedures, including health and safety guidelines
- Uphold a professional appearance and behaviour at all times, representing the salon in a positive manner
- Collaborate effectively with team members, supporting a harmonious and productive salon environment

The training you will be getting

The Apprenticeship in Hairdressing includes:

Level 2 Hair Professional (Hairdressing / Barbering)
Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing / Barbering)
Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English if required
Some aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site and you will have regular visits every 6 to 12 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.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-1 equivalent to A*-G) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-1 equivalent to A*-G) Desired

About the employer

Skin Deep is a contemporary salon which was first established in 1986 at the Ridgeway in Plympton. In 1996 the salon moved to St Stephens Place shopping mall in Plympton. The salon has been established for 27 years and has experience with working with trainees. They have had many apprentices that have successfully completed their training and have remained in the salon. At Skin Deep their primary aim is to offer a customer service that is second to none, they specialise in the very latest trends and also the more classic cuts. They have a dynamic team of stylists who are customer focused and great stylists. They use only top quality products such as Redken. The products are of the highest quality and are used in colouring and conditioning, along with a full range of retail products to follow up with at home.







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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Hairdressing professional

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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