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Hair Professional Level 2

Company Name:
The Salon
Apprenticeship Framework/Standard:
Hairdressing Professional Level 2
15 Sep 2021
Vacancy Type:
Working Hours:
5 Days out of 7
Job Advert
Apprentice Hair Stylist
The Salon
Old Portsmouth 
£4.30 an hour, working 5 days out of 7, 40 hours a week
The Salon is a well established Hairdressing Salon based in Old Portsmouth. 

We are stockists of Redken, Milkshake colours and products and GHD’s. Milkshake products are taken from nature, the natural products such as milk, yoghurt proteins and fruit extracts all offer benefits to the hair. Milkshake products are created with an awareness of their environmental impact thus reducing Sulphates, Parabens and Sodium Chloride plus all packaging and printed material can be recycled.

As an Apprentice Hair Stylist your main duties will be:
  • To greet customers on arrival at the salon
  • To answer the telephone and create bookings using our computerised system – training will be given
  • Confidence to converse will customers off all types and ages
  • Washing and applying treatments to customers hair
  • Assisting Stylists with hair services
  • Keeping Clients happy with a steady supply of tea and biscuits!
  • Looking after The Salon and ensuring that it is always clean and tidy
  • Building your own clientele under the supervision of our experienced stylists.
  • Attending in house training sessions
  • Attending the occasional Staff bonding sessions generally in public houses.
  • And anything else we can think of!
  • No previous skills or experience are needed
  • We are looking for apprentices who are motivated, independent, hard working and have a passion for our industry
Personal qualities
  • You have a genuine interest in hairdressing
  • You have a friendly, outgoing and professional attitude and should not be scared of a challenge and remain calm under pressure
  • Must be reliable and punctual
  • Highly articulate and able to communicate well with guests and colleagues
  • Able to adapt easily to a busy and demanding salon environment
A*-E / 9-2 in GCSE maths and English or Functional Skills Level 1 in both
If you wish to progress to Level 3 Hair you will need to already have GCSE 9-4/A*-C in English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in both OR do maths and English to GCSE 4/Functional Skills Level 2 during the Level 2 hair apprenticeship.
Training to be provided

Apprentices will attend Highbury College in the specially designed salon Eden. Apprentices will attend one day a week, and the day will be confirmed upon starting the apprenticeship. It is a Government requirement for you to spend 20% of your apprenticeship working towards your “Off the Job Learning” - Off the job learning can consist of college attendance, homework / coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring and coaching - plus a number of other tasks (more information can be shared upon starting).

Learning and assessment

Apprentices build a portfolio of work and work place assessors will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange on-site visits to observe the apprentices’ ability and skills in their daily role. It is important for the apprentice to take ownership of their own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with the employer. 

Apprentices and employers will be enrolled on our award-winning e-Portfolio system “OneFile” to enable both parties to upload evidence of learning and to track progression through the programme. The apprentice’s final grade will be determined by the collective assessments known as “the end point assessment”, grading will be set at Fail, Pass or Distinction. 

The assessments include:
  • Practical Assessment  (Knowledge and Behaviours are observed in the workplace)
  • Professional Discussion / Questioning (Apprentice to demonstrate that they can apply the broad range of knowledge, skills and behaviours)
Things to keep in mind
Please check before applying for this role that you are able to commute to our salons location. If relying on buses please ensure they will get you here at the correct time. Time management is crucial for this job role.
Future prospects
Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and subject to progress as an employee The Salon would like to offer you a full time job.