Beautician in the UK
Are you thinking of becoming a beautician when you are finished at school? Would you consider working abroad in an English-speaking country after your apprenticeship is completed? If so, the interview below will give you an idea of what it is like to work as a beautician in England.
Before listening, use the dictionary to check that you know the meaning of the following words: facial treatment; extraction
Listen to the following interview with a beautician in the UK and find out:
- Where she works (type of company - large/small, etc).
- Where about in the UK she works.
- Why she chose this profession.
- What type of tasks she has to do on a typical day at work.
- What personal qualities she suggests are needed by a beautician.
- Does she describe any work processes or services that she provides?
- What she likes best and least about her job.
- How she thinks this line of work will change in the future.
- Where she sees herself in 5 - 10 years' time.
Apprenticeship and Training
- Find out about becoming a beautician in the UK. Make a table with 3 columns: What does the job involve, the salary, and the qualifications and training required. Below, you will find some useful links. (Search: beautician, beauty therapist)
- Now compare a beautician's job and education in the UK with a beautician's job and education in Norway.
After you have practised, add more dialogue for some of the following situations:
- The client asks what kind of treatment the beauty therapist would recommend.
- The client thinks her facial treatment is a bit pricy.
- The client wants a waxing, but hesitates because she is worried that it is painful.
- The client is very anxious and tense during treatment. The beauty therapist tries to calm her down.