Beauty Therapist Apprenticeship Vanity Fayre Beauty Salon

Are you passionate about beauty and ready to kickstart your career in the industry? Vanity Fayre, a renowned beauty salon of 30 years is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our highly experienced team as an apprentice.

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Tuesdays & Thursday evenings, Fridays, and Saturdays

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Beauty Therapist Apprentice, you will play a vital role in supporting Vanity Fayre's operations, learning essential skills, and contributing to a positive and welcoming client experience. Your training and hands-on experience will set the foundation for a successful career in the beauty industry.

Day to day activities and tasks:

* Reception Duties.

* Taking payments.

* Booking appointments.

* Answering the phone.

* Welcoming clients and offering refreshments.

* Selling products and gift vouchers.

* General salon cleanliness.

* Setting up for treatments.

* Observing treatments which relate to their current studies.

* Practicing treatments and gaining knowledge and experience from colleagues.

Additional training will include Dermalogica Aspire programme, online and in person courses.

As an apprentice you will learn the below:

* Provide waxing services: Consult, plan, prepare and perform waxing services to remove unwanted hair on clients from the legs, underarms, face and bikini line.

* Provide hand and nail treatments: Consult, plan, prepare and perform hand and nail treatments on clients.

* Provide foot treatments: Consult, plan, prepare and perform foot and nail treatments on clients. 

* Provide facial treatments: Consult, plan, prepare and perform facial skin care treatments, use facial products and equipment, and improve and maintain skin condition on clients. 

* Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments: Consult, plan, prepare and perform enhancements to the appearance of the eyebrows and lashes on clients. 

* Provide make-up application: Consult, plan, prepare and perform make-up services on clients.

* Provide basic massage treatments: Consult, plan, prepare and perform manual back, neck and shoulder massage treatments on clients.

The training you will be getting

The Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapist includes:

* Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapist.

* Functional Skills in Maths and English if required (Level 1).

Some aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site, and you will have regular visits every 6 weeks from your designated assessor from City College Plymouth, who will monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship. 
As part of your apprenticeship, you will be expected to attend college one day per week, where you will improve upon your knowledge and practical skills. 
As an additional qualification, City College Plymouth will help you achieve your Health and Safety Certificate.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once having completed the level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an advanced level 3 to further enhance your skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 / C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C) Desired

Things to consider

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant: *Training. * Qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field. * Industry or sector experience.

About the employer

Vanity Fayre first opened in 1989 where Jane followed her dream of opening her own salon. Ever since, the salon has fortunately grown more and more each year and now consists of a close-knit, highly qualified, professional and compassionate team. We are a passionate team with a wide knowledge of the hair and beauty industry. With over 35years experience, you will be in safe hands at Vanity Fayre. We offer all types of beauty, holistic and skin treatments and aim to be experts in our field. Treatments include: Massage, Waxing, Eyebrows, Shellac and Bio Sculpture nails etc. Jane is still very much part of the team still working as a therapist but leading the team and always making sure we deliver the best treatments and most importantly the best experience. The team are constantly keeping up to date with fast moving trends.’


Vanity Fayre Beauty Salon





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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Anna Powell


Apprenticeship standard

Beauty therapist

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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