Apprentice Hairdresser

Cocoon

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: 25 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£99.00

Working week

30 Hours

Apprenticeship duration

12-15 Months

Possible start date

26 Apr 2017

Date posted

15 Jun 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC000857332

Positions

2 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
  • 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

  • Cocoon is one of Chiswick's longest running independent hair salons, focussing on the needs of our clients for over 22 years.
  • Our salon offers a wide range of cuts, specialist colouring and hair care services for both men and women.
  • The Cocoon team are of the highest caliber and expertise in the hair industry, training within the iconic Vidal Sasoon and Daniel Galvin and with more than 30 years hair styling experience.
  • The salon is set in a warm, relaxed comtempory surrounding to give a welcoming atmosphere. We are committed to giving our clients a unique experience.
  • At Cocoon we understand that hair is an artistic self expression of individuality, our stylists are able to use their vision to create a unique aesthetic for every client.
  • We believe in providing exceptional customer service along with technical excellence, leaving a lasting memorable experience.
  • Our philosophy has set us apart from others and established our reputable image as the best hair salon in Chiswick.

Employer

Cocoon

Address

Chiswick High Road

London

W4 2ED

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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

Jessica Gibson

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

More information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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Closing date: 25 Apr 2017