Apprentice Hairdresser

Jimmy Campbell

We are looking for exceptional apprentice hairdressers, who have a passion for wanting to become a hairdresser. The Intermediate Hairdressing Apprenticeship training programme will last 12 - 15 months with the opportunity to progress to Level 3.

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Closing date: 23 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

unknown

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

30 hours including 6 hours training at the academy

Apprenticeship duration

12-15 months

Possible start date

24 Apr 2017

Date posted

23 May 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC000842378

Positions

1 available

Duties include:

  • Meet and greet customers.
  • Shampoo and conditioner customers’ hair.
  • Maintain a clean salon.
  • Provide refreshments to the customers.
  • Reception duties.
  • Prepare customers for the stylists to cut, tint hair etc.
  • As you develop skills you may be given the opportunity to style hair and apply tint and colour.
  • Your training will require you to demonstrate your competence in shampooing and conditioning, cutting hair, tinting hair, styling hair, setting and dressing hair and reception duties. Your skills and competence will be assessed on paying customers, either in our training salon or in your workplace.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Hairdressing is a fast moving, fashion orientated business, so you will need to be creative, enjoy meeting people and have loads of energy.
  • You don’t have to be the academic type and there are no set entry criteria for the Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Personal qualities

  • Be well presented in all aspects including: clothing, hair and personal hygiene.
  • Be practical and well organised.
  • Be a good communicator with excellent social skills.
  • Have attention to detail and cleanliness.
  • Have a good sense of humour and amicable nature skills whether dealing face to face with clients or speaking on the telephone.
  • Be willing to work flexible hours/days as agreed in the employment contract.
  • Have a high degree of dexterity and coordination.

Qualifications required

  • You won't need qualifications to apply but you will need the motivation and commitment to want to become a hairdresser or barber

Future prospects

Many apprentices are given jobs with the employers they trained with as Junior Stylists, others go onto further studies. Apprentices are often fast-tracked by their employers for promotion to more senior positions.

Things to consider

The apprenticeship programme will take up to 12 months to complete. During this time you will be expected to attend the academy one day a week and three to four days a week in the salon - you earn while you learn.

It is often a fast paced environment.

You may be expected to work Saturdays.

About the employer

"At Jimmy Campbell salons, you'll be lavished with TLC...that's how much we care." Euro, Arfo, Asian; whatever your hair type, our friendly yet supremely versatile stylists will treat you to a style you'll love in a relaxed, contemporary environment we like to call the "feel good factory".

Jimmy Campbell began his career in hairdressing in 1985. Even at that tender age he showed great promise, going on to develop and refine his skills with some of the most celebrated names in the West End of London. Having specialised in all hair types, Jimmy wasn't just a highly qualified stylist; he possessed a versatility that was unique among his peers. 

Employer

Jimmy Campbell

Address

Parsons Green Lane

London

SW6 4HS

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Training provider

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job and off-the-job training. This means you'll spend time in a hairdressing salon working and learning the hairdressing skills to develop your competence in hairdressing. You will attend one day a week at our state of the art London Hairdressing Academy training centre and salon, learning the underpinning knowledge and practical skills associated with hairdressing as well as important skills such as customer service, teamwork and retail skills including Maths and English.

You will gain skills, insight and experience with real clients, real work, real hairdressers and real products.

Apprenticeships are not qualifications in their own right. Instead they are a framework made up of many elements. An intermediate NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing which is a work-based qualification that is designed to ensure the apprentice is job ready. This will include the following:

  • How to engage with customers
  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Reception duties
  • Cutting techniques
  • Appointment making
  • Styling techniques
  • Preparation of client.
  • Colouring techniques
  • Product promotion services
  • Key skills qualifications such as communication and maths
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Hairdressing

Training provider

VISION WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited

Contact

Amber-Rose Crossley

Other information

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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Closing date: 23 Apr 2017