Aruba Hairdressing- Hairdressing Apprentice

Salary: National Minimum Apprentice Wage - £3:50 per hour
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 08-Nov-2017

Employer: Aruba Hairdressing

Vacancy Location: Aruba Hair Salon, 163 Allerton Road, Mossley Hill, L18 6HG

Vacancy Title: Apprentice Hairdresser

Number of Vacancies: 1

Working Week: From 30 hours per week

Wage: £3:50 per hour + 10% on any product sales


Employer Description

Salon owners, Kevin and Julie Curtin, have created a warm and welcoming stylish salon only a short drive from the city centre.

The husband and wife team opened the salon over 25 years ago and quickly established a reputation for personalised precision cuts, gorgeous hair extensions and expert creative colour, all at affordable prices.We use only the highest quality products in our hair salon – Wella System Professional, TIGI Catwalk and TIGI Bed Head


Vacancy Description   

We are seeking a junior apprentice wanting a career as a hairdresser working in our salon. You will also study one day per week at The City of Liverpool College (Duke Street site) to gain the underpinning knowledge whilst working at our salon 4 days per week.

You must be committed to the apprenticeship programme and the job role and in return we will give you an excellent opportunity to train and learn with our team of experienced stylists.


At first, you will be expected to carry out tasks such as:
• greeting customers
• shampooing hair
• making sure towels and supplies are ready for use
• Keeping the salon clean and tidy.

As the apprenticeship progresses your work will include:
• shampooing and conditioning
• advising on minor hair and scalp problems
• making appointments and handling payments
• ordering materials
• Making sure that hair products containing chemicals are used and stored correctly
• Mixing tints and applying them
• Starting/Finishing blow dry.


Qualifications Required

Ideally a minimum of GCSE grades C or Level 2 in English and Maths but a real passion for hairdressing is the key to this role.

Skills Required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills & courteous
  • Some previous experience in styling and blow-drying hair an advantage
  • Able to work with hands
  • Excellent customer service skills

Personal Qualities

  • Personable and positive approach
  • Willingness to learn
  • Flexible, as the role will require a range of functions

Future Prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship the post will be reviewed and there could be the opportunity of a full-time position.

Other Information   

Must have good transport access to the salon, so fairly local.

As part of the selection process there would be an initial interview and a trial shift. There would be a probationary period as part of the programme. 


Training to be Provided

The Hairdressing Level 2 apprenticeship involves attending College one day per week (term-time only, near Duke Street) to gain the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hair and Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths. IF GCSEs are already held then the apprentice will not need the Functional Skills.

The apprentice will also receive visits every 8 weeks for workplace assessment and review.

Working Week

From 30 hours per week. The salon is open on 7 days per week and ‘til 7pm on Fridays. Shifts to be arranged.

Expected Duration

18 Months


Important Information to be Considered:

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by the Government for non-levy paying employers. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

If you wish you apply for this vacancy please send you CV via email, stating the role you would like to be considered for, to and answer the following questions:

1: Why do you want to work in the hairdressing industry?

2: Please describe and example of when you have worked well in a team (in the workplace or other situation)?


Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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