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Apprentice Beauty Professional Nail Service Technician - Nail Squad Nail Bar Kara Kotsonis

This is an exciting opportunity in a beautiful, modern salon in Deal, NailSquad Nail Bar. They are a busy salon with over 15 years of experience who are looking for a salon assistant to join their team. NailSquad more than just your manicure........ Apply now if this is for you!

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday-9am -5pm Tuesday-9am-7pm Wednesday-9am-6pm Thursday-9am-7:30pm Friday-9am- 6pm Saturday-9am- 6pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


This is an exciting opportunity in a beautiful, modern salon in Deal, Nailsquad Nail Bar. They are a busy salon with over 15 years of experience who are looking for a salon assistant to join their friendly team. They are looking to train up the ideal candidate in Nails & Beauty. Apply now if this is for you!
Main duties to include:

  • Reception duties
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Assisting qualified stylists/therapists
  • Housekeeping
  • Opportunity to practice your training with model clients

On completion of this qualification you will be able to maintain and manage a nail bar or station in accordance withlegal requirements, provide advice to customers on beauty products as a brand ambassador in a retail setting. You will be able to select and demonstrate a range of nail products, tools and equipment in order to provide advise and recommendations on:

  • Manicure Services
  • Pedicure Services
  • Advise, demonstrate and sell nail products and services to customers/clients
  • Gel polish services for nails
  • Basic Nail Art services
  • Nail Enhancement services

You will be able to implement safe working practices which meet legal, industry and organisational requirements and record, maintain and store confidential customer information to assist with the selection of appropriate products, tools and equipment to meet customer needs.

You will be able to complete promotional activities whilst maintaining the standards of professional appearance, the brand image, etiquette and required hygiene. You will be able to facilitate the customer journey, from their initial interest in the brand through advise and demonstration of products to closing the sale and handling payments whilst portraying the professionalism and values expected by the retail beauty industry.

Typical places of work are a beauty salon, Hotel spas & cruise ships.

You will provide a limited range of services to clients as well as assisting and supporting more senior therapist while working towards the above qualification The on programme learning for this apprenticeship is mainly through the on the job experience within a salon environment, focused on gaining the knowledge and demonstrating the skills in several core areas

20% off the job is required and is covered with theory delivery, shadowing, mentoring and coaching at our sites and in the workplace. You’ll also study English and maths at a level to suit you. All beauty therapists/nail technicians will need to communicate effectively with clients, order stock and calculate pricing.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good time keeping
  • Organise yourself
  • Meet deadlines
  • People skills

Personal qualities

  • Smart appearance
  • Works well within a team

Desired qualifications

GCSE grades A-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths, English.

Level 1 Hair and Beauty qualification.

Future prospects

This employer is looking for the apprentice that they recruit to sustain a long term career with them and the chance to develop and progress to full time employment.

Things to consider

From the 1st April 2021 the National Minimum Wage rate (NMW) for apprentices increased to £4.30 for young people aged 16-18 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 the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.
Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a 5% contribution for all learners that are 19+

PLEASE NOTE: The dates as entered for the interview/start dates for this opportunity are to be used as a guide and interviews will take place as close to this date as is reasonably practical for the employer followed by a start date.

You will also be required to complete a pre-screening interview either over the phone or online. One of TNB Skills Training advisers will email or call you before your details are passed to the employer to ensure you meet their criteria so please expect a call.

About the employer

NailSquad more than just your manicure........The Nailsquad welcome you to where they add that extra touch of glamour to your nail and beauty treatments.Their specialist therapists and master nail technicians at their multi award winning salon  are passionate about customer experience, precision and attention to detail. 

They have over 500 hundred nail colours from luxury brands, The original Shellac™  and The GEL bottle to choose from and offer Custom nail art, bespoke treatments exclusive to NailSquad. So relax sip on freshly brewed coffee whilst relaxing in our bespoke pedicure area or maybe  browse our cocktail menu? We also offer early and late appointments six days. a week!



Kara Kotsonis



High Street


CT14 7AA

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Training provider

TNB Skills Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by That Nail Place Ltd

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Professional (Nail Services Technician)

Level 1 or 2 Maths & English Functional Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Nail services technician

Level 2 (GCSE)

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