Kleek apprentice George Lawrence started out barbering at home doing hot towel shaves on his dad
He then went straight onto his apprenticeship when he finished school. George said: “I wanted to learn but be able to work too, so a Saks apprenticeship was ideal for me.”
During his apprenticeship, George picked up a huge range of skills. Not only barbering techniques, but also employability and confidence. Kleek Apprenticeships put a big focus on developing apprentices in all areas to ensure they’re job-ready when they finish their course.
George explained that he didn’t feel like he was learning because he was enjoying what he did and getting paid, adding: “It gave me the chance to be more creative with my cuts too like adding patterns and lines.”
George was the first Kleek apprentice to score full marks in his end-point assessment. The end-point assessment is a new assessment apprentices take at the end of their apprenticeship in order to pass. George’s achievement was a testament to his hard work and talent.
George also won a few awards during his apprenticeship, including Apprentice Barber of the Year and Young Barber of the Year. He said: “It goes to show what I can achieve when I put my mind to it.”
If you’ve ever thought about a creative career with exciting opportunities, Saks Apprenticeships could be the choice for you!
To find out more, visit kleekapprenticeships.co.uk