An apprenticeship as a Hair Professional is the best way to get a start in the Hairdressing industry. You will develop valuable practical experience by working in a salon environment and be exposed to a high standard of professional hairdressing on a day to day basis, alongside spending one day a week in City College Plymouth receiving training from our professional team.
As you develop so will your job role as you perform a variety of tasks within the salon ranging from greeting customers and making appointments to shampooing and conditioning hair and cutting simple styles.
This can be a fast paced and hands on environment so an ability to work well under pressure and remain calm while learning from experienced stylists is extremely desirable.
Day to day tasks could include :
Training will be provided by City College Plymouth with regular attendance required at the Kings Road campus, as well as direct training within the workplace.
Over the 24 month apprenticeship, you will work towards the following :
In addition to College attendance you will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated College assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.
As part of your application you will need to complete a practical assessment with the College’s Hairdressing team to see your current ability, desire and drive to work within this industry.
We are not expecting you to have any prior skills or knowledge, just the willingness to succeed and employability factors.
Qualities and skills :
Depending on the business you secure your apprenticeship with, will determine what your progression routes are. The College will be able to establish whether the contract of employment is for the duration of the apprenticeship only, or whether future opportunities will be available.
Many of the apprentices who complete this apprenticeship with City College Plymouth are able to progress onto the level 3 Hair Professional apprenticeship.