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We asked Elaine Steiro from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


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If you are considering starting in the food/ catering or hospitality sectors, you should consider whether you like working shift work and you should like working in a pressured environment .

It is a very fulfilling and rewarding sector to work in though and every day is different with new skills being added to your skillset all of the time . If you are considering moving into the management side of things, then you should be able to co ordinate tasks and people to achieve results and you should like an ever changing work environment.


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Peter Mark was founded by Peter and Mark Keaveney in 1961, and opened its first salon on Grafton Street in Dublin. Since then, Peter Mark has grown into Ireland's best known hairdressing brand and one of Europe's most successful hairstyling groups with 71 salons nationwide. We recruit and train all our own staff in our training centers Dublin, so when you come to Peter Mark you can expect and get the best, whether you're a client or Peter Mark team member.

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Approximate number of vacancies per year:
Areas of specialisation:
Hair stylists and retail. 
Hair and beauty, retail and fashion. 

Career Types

  • Apprentice hair stylist
  • Hair stylist
  • Salon Coordinators / receptionist
  • Deputy Managers
  • Salon Managers
Job Contract Types
Full time, part time, fixed term i.e. apprenticeship.

Key Attractions
Peter Mark will offer you plenty of benefits to build your career including:
  • Competitive salary plus commission
  • Exceptional and unique 4 year world-class styling training system
  • Opportunities to attend seminars delivered by world renowned hairdressers.
  • Participation in the Peter Mark Hairdressing Competitions along with many international awards
  • Opportunities for progression into salon management and senior management positions.
  • Group Pension Scheme.
  • Group Health Insurance.
  • Management Training Programme.
  • Company Social events and lots of fun along the way. We have more to offer.
Many leading stylists who began their careers with us now style some of the biggest names in Irish show business and continue to mentor others within the group. As Peter Mark works closely with L'Oréal we can provide you with opportunities to work with experienced colour specialists in many of our salons. All hairdressing apprenticeships are facilitated and accredited by Peter Mark. 

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There are 71 Peter Mark salons nationwide. 

Career Opportunities

Opportunities for School Leavers: 
Apprenticeship positions

Opportunities for Graduates:
Salon coordinators / Receptionists and Deputy Management roles

Opportunities for experienced Adults

Stylist positions, Management positions, Salon Coordination / reception. 

From time to time there would be openings in our head office teams – marketing, social media, payroll, accounts, administration  

Click here for more information on current job vacancies.

You can read testimonials from our current employees here

Work Experience

We aslo facilitate transition year work experience. Contact for details. Click here for more information. 

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