We are hiring more Beauty Apprentices to join the Shwe Team to train and become one of our ‘Rising Young Stars’.
If you are new to the Beauty Industry, and you're aged 16+ you can join us to train as a Level 2 Beauty Apprentice.
We'll train you to carry out the following:
If you have recently completed your Level 2 and would like to complete your Level 3 in a salon-based environment instead of at College we’d love to hear from you too!
This apprenticeship will mean you’ll carry out your training at Shwe, instead of at College.
This means you'll gain hands on experience as well as regularly meet with your designated Beauty Therapy Training Mentor who will assist you with your learning and your workbooks.
You’ll be paid an apprentice rate of £3.90 per hour for training at our salon 30 hours a week.
Performance reviews will take place regularly so that your hourly rate reflects your rising skill level.
You must be available to work evenings and at weekends.
If you’re looking to become a Beauty Therapist, it means you have made the decision to work in an industry which is all about making other people feel special.
Here at Shwe, we understand that in order for us to make our clients feel special, it's extremely important to have a happy working environment and a team who help each other and work well together. We care about this very much and this is why we have such a special and positive atmosphere within our salon which our clients can feel as soon as they come through the door.
We’ve won many awards for providing our clients with an ‘amazing experience’ and this year we were also crowned ‘Salon of the Season’ and we were also national finalists for ‘Best Customer Service’.
We all understand how daunting it is to start a new career but if you’re prepared to work hard and give 100% every shift, you will be supported by each and every one of our amazing team to help you to become one of the best Beauty Therapists in the industry.
What makes an apprenticeship so special at Shwe Beauty is that from your very first month, we’ll train, observe and coach you to give you the skills to offer the best possible treatments. We don’t expect you to just be watching other Therapists carry out treatments, clean the salon and making tea!
We’ll advertise for models for you to work on (under observation) until you have been signed off to carry out each treatment alone.
You’ll be trained to understand what it takes to really make our clients feel special and we’ll make sure you always have plenty to do to keep you busy and motivated.
I believe an apprenticeship at Shwe will be the most enjoyable, engaging and fastest way to learn how to become a Beauty Therapist.
In the past we have taken Beauty Therapists on from College however they have still required a lot of in salon training after completing their Level 2 at College. If you join us as an apprentice, you’ll learn and gain experience at the same time. This means you’ll have more experience than if you had studied at College.
In the past year we’ve hired three apprentices, known as our ‘Rising Young Stars’ who have all given 100% to their training and have progressed quickly. Each of them have already built up their own client base of regular clients.
More than anything, we're looking for people who are enthusiastic, hardworking and who will come to work each day with a positive attitude. We can train the rest, so don’t worry if you don’t have experience. I’m looking for someone who I can rely on to not let us down and who is passionate about making people feel special. If you know you can come into work with a positive attitude and work hard every day, I will make sure you are given the training to become one of the best in the industry and have a long career at Shwe.
Send your CV and a cover letter detailing why you could be our next Rising Young Star to email@example.com with 'APPRENTICE APPLICATION' in the subject.
Our Rising Young Stars all joined our team as apprentices or trainee nail technicians and have had a phenomenal amount of effort put into them from day one.
We’ve made sure they received as much hands-on experience as possible which means we’ve trained, observed and coached them while they’re carrying out treatments on models. This gives them the skills to offer the best possible treatments.
We believe this is the most enjoyable, engaging and fastest way to learn and this is definitely how these superstars have progressed so quickly.
They’ve all worked so hard since they’ve worked at Shwe and we're all so proud of them.
When our clients choose to book with one of our ‘Rising Young Stars’ they'll receive top quality treatments because our Rising Young Stars have been trained to a very high standard. The bonus for our clients is treatments with our Rising Young Stars cost less.
When you've completed your training you'll be qualified to carry out the treatments you have trained in and you can start building up your own clientele.
Our Rising Young Stars Olivia & Cerys offer waxing appointments every Wednesday which cost 20% less than our Beauty Therapist's prices.
PLUS if our clients book for Gel nails with our Rising Young Stars, prices start from just £20 when they book at our Tanning Salon Wednesday through to Saturday.
"Hi, I’m Olivia, I started my Beauty Apprentiship at Shwe almost a year ago now and I have loved every moment of it. I am so lucky to have such a supportive manager who has helped me to achieve so many goals and to have an amazing team around me who are not only my colleagues and my teachers but my friends.
It’s been so good to learn how to do our treatments the “Shwe way” and be able to carry them out to such a high standard.
If you are passionate about Beauty Therapy, Shwe is the perfect place to for you... I can’t wait to welcome you into our team!"
"Hi I'm Cerys.
Since starting at Shwe my knowledge in the Beauty Industry has expanded and improved so much and that is down to the training as well as my colleagues at Shwe.
I started at Shwe in February 2019 and since then I have been on two courses to help me progress. I attended the Nail Harmony course to be able to carry out Gelish nails as well as the Dermalogica course to learn about the products on a professional level. I will soon be going on the intimate waxing course with Waxperts which I am really looking forward to.
I have learnt so much with doing my apprenticeship at Shwe; there is always someone to help you. Whether this is one of the other Beauty Therapists or a Receptionist. Everyone is so lovely. At Shwe we do a lot of cross training which has really helped me progress as I have been able to pick up tips from my colleagues and see their technique too".
Everyone is so lovely and welcoming it never felt like I had a ‘first day’.
I have recently been promoted to a fully qualified Junior Beauty Therapist and I can’t thank everyone at Shwe enough or helping me to achieve this".
"Hi, my name is Laura and I have been an Apprentice at Shwe since 1st March 2019. For me, being an apprentice has meant I have been able to get into an industry I love, and a job that I enjoy, without having prior qualifications.
Before Shwe I thought that if I wanted to change my career I would have to go back to college, to train full time. Once I got my qualification, I would then be able to try and apply for jobs as a beauty therapist and start my training/ learning in a real salon. I was really worried about how long it was going to take as I would then need to have another job in something else, just to earn my keep.
I met with Sarah at Shwe and she offered me an apprenticeship. This means I work here during the week and weekends and go to college to train one day a week. On top of learning at college I have also had the chance to go on day courses to train in things that are not covered in my college course such as brow threading, spray tanning and extra gel/polish training.
Although the courses are good, I find that I learn a lot more with the in-house training provided by the girls at Shwe. They are so encouraging and with their years of experience between them, they teach me different ways to do things to make it easier or to improve my skills overall. It is a bit like passing your driving test, you get taught how to pass but not how to deal with real-life situations.
Every time I have learnt how to do something new at college, I have then shadowed the girls, had some training and then had some models. We get a chance to practise our timings and technique until we can provide the service comfortably on our own to Shwe standard. Without doing this, by the time I got to the end of my qualification I feel like not only would I have forgotten how to do something, but I wouldn’t have the confidence to carry the treatments out.
Becoming an apprentice at Shwe has been the best thing I have done, and I am so grateful to be part of this lovely team. I look forward to meeting you all or even welcoming you into our team. "