Guidance

Beauty therapy apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the beauty therapy sector.

Beauty therapy covers a range of treatments, from simple facials and make-up jobs to waxing.

Training opportunities

As a beauty therapy apprentice, you’ll assist senior therapists and learn a range of skills and techniques, such as how to improve facial skin conditions, wax body hair, spray tan, shape and colour brows, perform hand and foot treatments, and apply make-up.

On the advanced apprenticeship, you’ll work as a beauty therapist, learning techniques like body massage as well as more complicated electronic treatments to remove unwanted hair or improve skin condition.

You’ll work closely with clients and will need the ability to put them at ease, and generally be pleasant and personable.

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of beauty therapy apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • junior beauty therapist
  • beauty consultant
  • junior make-up artist

Advanced level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • beauty therapist
  • make-up artist
  • beauty massage therapist

Apply for a beauty therapy apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education