Saks: George Lawrence

Saks: George Lawrence

Saks 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. Saks 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 Saks 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 saksapprenticeships.co.uk