Beauty Therapy Apprentice First Impressions

A wonderful opportunity for an apprentice Beautician to join this gorgeous salon in the heart of Shifnal. You will be required to travel to Telford one day a week in term time to attend college. Roles will include reception duties, developing skills to perform treatments and housekeeping of the salon.

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    The salon is open Tuesday to Saturday. Monday: College. Start time: 9.00am. Finish time: 17.00pm (late finish on Wed and Thurs until 8pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an apprentice Beautician role supporting the owner Sharon and two other staff members. The salon is in the centre of Shifnal on the first floor of an older building.

The salon has three main treatment areas and the successful candidate will be expected to offer support within all these areas.

The following will be the key responsibilities for the apprentice:

  • Reception duties including greeting clients, making refreshments and being a wonderful customer service practitioner with both visiting clients and over the telephone enquiries
  • The apprentice will be responsible for maintaining client records and processing client information 
  • Being mentored by the existing staff and assisting in the salon treatments and ultimately working towards providing the treatments
  • Housekeeping duties such as monitoring stock levels, health and safety and maintaining the cleanliness of the salon environment.
  • Maintain a professional and positive image of the salon at all  times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate will need:

  • IT skills would be very advantageous
  • A desire and ability to excel in beauty practices and treatments

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need:

  • Ability to use your initiative and be forward thinking
  • A good conversationalist but more important a good listener
  • Ability to fit into a small team and add value to the business

Qualifications required

To apply for this position the candidate will need to demonstrate they have Maths and English skills at level 1.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship it is hoped the role will become permanent.

Things to consider

Telford College are managing this vacancy on behalf of this company. As part of the screening process of applications you may be contacted by Telford College and invited in for a face to face interview as part of our screening process. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices from the 1st April 2017 is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by this age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate for their age. Travelling to work: Bus routes:®ion=22534&q=telford&lat=52.678419&lng=-2.445257999999967 Car Share Shropshire and Telford: Wheels to Work:

About the employer

Welcome to First Impressions Beauty Studio in Shifnal, Shropshire. We have been trading for 25 years and have built a reputation for providing a professional service using only the best quality products. Our therapists are fully qualified and trained to a high standard to ensure 100% client satisfaction. Why not book your treatment in our friendly and relaxing beauty salon today, and see why our clients return again and again.


First Impressions



Park Street


TF11 9BA

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Training provider

As part of the apprenticeship the candidate will be working towards a workplace training plan within their organisation as well as working towards the apprenticeship framework components with Telford College. The candidate will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Beauty Diploma
  • Functional Skills English and Maths at level 1 or 2 (if applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Beauty Therapy

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Telford College of Arts & Technology


The Apprenticeship Team 01952 642452

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2017