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APPRENTICESHIP

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APPRENTICE PIERCINGS

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Our Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity for you to receive paid training to become a professional piercer at Studs.


The program is a minimum 7-8 week commitment and includes classroom style learning, observation, and hands-on training. You will be taught various skills including: sterilization; bedside manner; piercing techniques; and workplace safety practices. At Studs, we only pierce ears and we only use single use sterilized needles.


Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll receive a full-time piercing position at a growing nationwide brand that offers:

  • Competitive salary, starting at $65k
  • Comprehensive health benefits (medical, dental, and vision insurance) and paid time off
  • Three months of paid family leave (biological, adoptive, & foster parents are all eligible)
  • Paid sabbatical after four years of service
  • Exclusive employee piercing and jewelry discounts (plus discounts for friends & family)
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COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYEE ELIGIBILITY:

  • Apprentices are compensated for their training at an hourly rate of $16/hr
  • Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship, you will be eligible for, but not entitled to, full-time employment as a piercer at Studs.
  • If travel is required for training, Studs will cover the costs of flights and lodging
  • Apprentices are expected to comply with all federal, state, and local COVID-19 mandates (including vaccination requirements)

APPRENTICE REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3 years of work experience, including two years as a Medical Assistant or Phlebotomist (performing venipunctures and / or finger sticks) preferred
  • Great interpersonal skills interacting with patients and excitement about applying these skills to customers
  • Interest in a full-time role as a Studs piercer, upon program completion
  • A passion for delivering outstanding customer experience
  • Travel to a flagship Studs studio for duration of training
  • Participation during the entire program is mandatory
  • Bonus: Interest in potentially relocating to new Studs locations
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GET PIERCED BY A STUDS APPRENTICE!

Working on real clients is essential to the apprentice experience.


We offer discounted apprenticeship piercings on a rolling basis!


Apprenticeship appointments are always monitored by our most experienced piercing operations educators.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT AN APPRENTICESHIP APPOINTMENT?

  • The appointment includes FREE piercing services and 20% off piercing earrings (excluding 14k and 18k Lizzie Mandler Collection)
  • While we guarantee quality services, piercing appointments may run longer than the allotted 20-minute appointment
  • All piercing placements may not be available, depending on the day you book (for example, if you book an “Advanced Piercing” appointment, we may not be able to accommodate a lobe or helix piercing)
  • Your apprentice will work with their mentor to make recommendations on best piercing placement based on your specific ear anatomy

WHO OVERSEES THE APPRENTICE DURING THE APPOINTMENT?

Our apprentice educators oversee all piercing appointments and have over 18 years of piercing experience.

WHAT TRAINING DOES AN APPRENTICE RECEIVE?

Throughout the program, apprentices learn various skills to become a well-rounded piercer including: piercing techniques, sterilization, bedside manner, and workplace safety practices. All apprentices are certified by the Red Cross (First Aid/CPR/AED) and required to pass a Bloodborne Pathogens course.