Andis Launches Barber Scholarships to Support Aspiring Barbers in the UK

by charlottegw / last updated July 2, 2019

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Andis launched the Andis Nation UK Barber Scholarship programme at Barber Connect on Sunday 1 June. Two winning applicants will each receive free training from Mike Taylor Education to accelerate their career progression taking them from an unqualified barber to NVQ Level 3.

Bruce Bock, Andis corporate communications says of the new scholarship: “Our goal is to aid aspiring barbers on their journey toward a successful career in the men’s grooming industry. The Andis Nation UK Barber Scholarship program is an amazing opportunity for aspiring talents to achieve qualification and increase their skills and career prospects. We’re excited to partner with Mike Taylor whose reputation as a master barber and educator is second to none.”

Andis and Mike Taylor have designed the Andis Nation Scholarship training programme to fast-track individuals to NVQ Level 3. Each unit has theory and practical elements that both need to be completed to achieve the qualification. Theory assignments will be sent via email and are required to be completed remotely prior to the in-person training and assessments. Each winner also receives an assortment of Andis professional tools and a Mike Taylor Education Barbering Resource Book to assist with assignments.

Master barber Mike Taylor says: “This is a fantastic opportunity to achieve NVQ Level 3 qualification, which is the highest you can get. It will boost your skills and your career, so enter now and you could be the next big name in barbering!”

The training curriculum the two winners receive is five days of in-person training and assessment on:

    1. Haircutting

    2. Beard Trimming

    3. Shaving

    4. Consultation

    5. Pattern work

    6. Reception

    7. Photo shoot

Andis Barber Scholarships Entry Requirements

Applicants will be judged by a panel of men’s grooming experts from Andis. Judging criteria will include submitting essays on your motivation to become a barber, community involvement and previous work experience or transferable skills applicable to the industry.

Applications are to be completed online at: 

The deadline to submit all applications for the scholarship is 1 July. Winners will be announced on July 26. See contest rules here

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