Hair Professional Level 2 Apprenticeship Aruba Hair Group

Gain a Level 2 Hairdressing Qualification, learn skills, build a career and 'earn while you learn' as a Level 2 Hair Professional with Aruba Blue Ltd. You will be booking appointments, shampooing and conditioning, as well as other duties.

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Closing date: 23 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    The successful candidate will be working 5 days per week between Monday - Saturday, agreed with the employer. Additional late night training sessions may be required by the employer. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • 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

The employer is looking for someone who is enthusiastic with good social skills, who is creative, and really keen to learn.

Duties are likely to include

  • Booking appointments
  • Shampooing
  • Conditioning
  • Blow drying and styling hair
  • Colour and lightening using a range of techniques.

You’ll study hairdressing topics such as:

  • Hair and skin testing
  • The effects of chemicals on hair and skin
  • 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 also be required to attend weekly college sessions to cover additional practical training alongside structured theory sessions to enable you to cover the new Hair Professional Standard requirements.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Hair Professional (Hairdressing / Barbering)
  • 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

  • Having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an Advanced and Creative Hair Professional Level 3 Standard to further enhance your skills

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Good Timekeeping, Good standard of Hygiene


Other No prior qualifications are required. (Grade N/A) Essential

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 our Bodmin branch, the beauty spa feel to our beauty rooms in Wadebridge and the more intimate feel to our Liskeard salon. The highly skilled teams have the same goal, to have you “looking and feeling great” The service needs to be matched with the products we use at Aruba and we offer the best in hair and beauty ranges on the market. We are Davines exclusive salons, ghd platinum salons and Bare minerals platinum salons along with many other ranges.


Aruba Hair Group


The Platt


PL27 7AE

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Training provider


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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