Hellcat Hair

Hairdressing Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Hellcat Hair (Employer)

Truro and Penwith College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week Various shifts including late evenings and Saturday's
24 months (duration)
19 November 2020(start date)
Hair Professional (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
9 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking to expand our team, and looking for a passionate person to join us. If you are creative, a people person, and have an interest in being creative with hair, particularly in a holistic setting, we could be the salon for you. This position includes looking after clients, assisting stylists with shampooing, blow drying, and client care.


  • You will report to the manager and assistant manager on a daily basis
  • You will be helping with the day to day running of the salon, assisting stylists with client care and shampooing skills
  • We like to make an apprentice an expert in a field quickly, so the first port of call is shampooing and special treatments
  • You will be required to help on our front of house team too, and provide clients with excellent guest care during their appointments
  • You will need to clean around stylists, be quick thinking and a team player
  • We offer a dedicated training session weekly; in return we ask for your passion and drive to keep our salon happy
  • We put 100% into our apprentices, providing extra training and opportunities to progress within the team

Future Prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship there is a possibility of a future job role.

Skills Required

  • Practical
  • Good with hair
  • Hard working
  • Presentable
  • Organised
  • Good time keeping
  • Proactive
  • Team player
  • Follows instructions well

Qualities Required

  • Chatty
  • Friendly
  • Organised
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Quirky

Qualifications Required

GCSE Grade 2/E or equivalent in maths and English

Training Provided

Level 2 Hair Professional

Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. Hairdressers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills

Programme content

  • Knowledge
  • Industry codes of practice and ethics
  • Quality assurance systems
  • Time management principles
  • Self-management principles
  • Commercially viable times for the completion of services
  • Industry and organisational standards of appearance
  • The importance of continuing professional development
  • Equality and diversity
  • Skills
  • Demonstrate professionalism and a passion for the industry
  • Have a commitment to quality, a positive attitude and team working
  • Work under pressure
  • Observe time management and self-management
  • Show a willingness to learn
  • Complete services in a commercially viable time and to a high standard
  • Meet organisational and industry standards of appearance
  • Observe professional ethics
  • Behaviours
  • Greet clients in a friendly manner
  • Choose the most appropriate way of communicating with clients
  • Be helpful and courteous at all times
  • Adapt behaviour in response to each client
  • Respond promptly to clients seeking assistance
  • Establish client expectations and needs
  • Explain clearly any reasons why the client’s needs or expectations cannot be met
  • Willingly undertake wider salon duties including reception duties where appropriate
  • Gateway
  • The learner must have successfully completed the on-programme assessment requirements, completing all the units of the qualification, before taking the end-point assessment which is the final stage of the apprenticeship. The employer decides the timing of the endpoint assessment, in consultation with the Training Provider (where appropriate).
  • End point assessment
  • EPA methods
  •  A practical assessment
  •  Oral questioning
  • The practical assessment and oral questioning will assess the learner's professionalism, values, behaviours, communication, safe working practices and consultation skills.
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