Beauty Therapy Apprentice

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This is a general application for a Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship. We are currently working with businesses in Plymouth and the surrounding areas to secure opportunities for applicants.

Salary per week:
£4.15 per hour at minimum. Your wage will depend on the hours worked.

An apprentice must work a minimum of 30 hours per week, however most work around 40. You will generally be expected to work on weekends.


As an apprentice Beauty Therapist you will be working four days a week learning to deliver one-to-one Beauty Therapy treatments on clients alongside receiving training at City College Plymouth one day a week. Roles within the Beauty industry can be varied and you may find yourself working in a small bespoke salon, spa’s, hotels, luxury high end beauty salons or even on cruise ships. When you first start you can expect to be completing front of house duties such as greeting clients, taking bookings, maintaining a clean and tidy workplace, observing some treatments and supporting therapists with room changeovers. Your job role will develop over time as you gain experience and complete training, allowing you take on more responsibility. You will learn how to complete various treatments that could include hand and nail treatments, basic massage techniques, application of make up, waxing and facial skin care treatments. This apprenticeship would suit someone who has a passion for beauty and great customer service skills.

Day to day tasks could include:

  • Greeting clients
  • Taking bookings for treatments
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness in the workplace
  • Assist therapists with room changeovers
  • Observe certain treatments
  • Correctly stock treatment areas
  • Assist with administrative duties
  • Make refreshments for clients


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 15 month apprenticeship, you will work towards the following:

  • Level 2 Beauty Therapist Standard
  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at level 1 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)

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 Beauty Therapy 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:

  • Well presented
  • Good customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Punctual
  • Professional telephone and personal manner
  • Hard working
  • Willingness to learn


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.

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By applying for this position you will go through the College’s assessments and once successful, you will be assigned a Business Engagement Officer who will guide you into employment by finding the best suited workplace.