Join Our Team
Love the industry but want something different?
If you’re interested in changing lives, passionate about the Hair and Makeup Industry and want to take your career in an exciting new direction – we might be what you’re looking for!
Cut Above Academy have given students the edge they need to become hairstylists, barbers, makeup and special effects makeup artists of the future, for more than 40 years. As a top training provider who are committed to giving students the skills for success, we’re their ideal first step in a career path to this exciting industry. Our reputation is second to none and we’re proud of it!
Cut Above Academy staff are taught how to deliver the best learning to students, to prepare them for the industry that we love. Our strong Industry relationships provide our students with unique opportunities, enabling them to launch their career.
We make a positive difference in students’ lives, and with your industry knowledge and experience - you can be part of this too!
Working for Cut Above Academy allows you to transform lives. Students join us on a journey to ensure they are ready to start the career they have dreamed about. They will thrive in an environment of engagement respect and nurturing under your guidance.
The promise we make to our students about their experience with us is that we will Engage, Respect & Nurture them throughout their journey.
In addition to the meaningful rewards of this industry, changing student lives, staff are also provided with growth and progress opportunities within their roles and reap the benefits of being led by a strong senior leadership team, attend company events and engage in professional development plans and programmes:
• Annual Staff Conference (held at exciting destinations!)
• Mid-Year ‘Refuelling’ Event
• Professional Development Plans
• Leadership Development Programme
Thinking about joining our team?
View current vacancies at Cut Above Academy by clicking on the links below:
Note: all job vacancies and instructions on how to apply are listed on the websites below:
No current vacancies listed above, or perhaps they are not what you’re looking for? We still want to hear from you!
We’re always keen to talk to talented industry experts that are ready to share their skills and stories to inspire the next generation. Please email your CV and a little bit about your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is what some of our fantastic trainers have to say about their job!
Gee Pikinga – Auckland City Campus
Melissa Mathews – Auckland City Campus
When you’re part of the Cut Above team, you get to engage in…
Annual Staff Conference
Every January we take our team away for a very special annual conference for 3 full days jam packed with celebration, fun and learning. This time together allows us to focus on the things that are really important to us and sets us up for the year ahead.
Some of the exciting destinations we have ventured to in the last few years are Queenstown, Hanmer Springs, Samoa & in 2019 we were treated to the stunning Intercontinental in beautiful Fiji, the second time in 3 years.
In addition to our annual conference, we hold a mid-year event, spending the day sharing, (more) learning and celebrating our achievements! Our staff are pivotal to company success, so our mid-winter Refueling day leaves everyone feeling rejuvenated and refocused on the year’s remaining goals.
Along with our Annual Conference and mid year “Refuelling” day there are a number of opportunities for your Professional Development. Our Trainer Team have a Professional Development Plan laid out over a four year period where they initially gain an Adult Teaching Qualification which we run “in-house” followed by an Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education Qualification, both offered for free. As an Industry expert, we will provide you with the tools you need to inspire the next generation of Industry professionals. As our Trainers journey through their PDP they also increase in salary level to work towards a “Graduate” salary level.
Choices are also available for all staff to apply for our inhouse “Leadership Development Programme” or to complete a Business Management qualification, an Adult Teaching Qualification at Level 6 and other Diploma options.
Leadership Development Programme
This unique & innovative programme is designed to develop your leadership capability, skills, knowledge, self-awareness and confidence so you can have the opportunity to progress into a leadership role within our organisation. If you aspire to a leadership role, then this is a life changing programme available for all staff to apply for!
You will meet 6 weekly for 2 – 3 days to journey through the world of leadership for 12 sessions covering key topics such as;
• Emotional intelligence
• The mental shift of becoming a leader
• The art of listening
• Effective presentations
• Resilience and mental toughness
• Behavioural profiling with Myers Briggs and DISC
• Human Resource Management
• Coaching & Mentoring
• Operational Management
• Self Assessment
• Change Management
• Financial Management
• Managing Sales effectively
• Event Management
• Leadership competencies
Our Brand Story
Cut Above Academy is one of the trading names for the registered PTE New Zealand School of Tourism.