The 19th January was the culmination of a year of hard work and determination for Kleek Apprentice Greg Brough who not only passed his Level 2 Barbering Apprenticeship, he passed it with a fantastic Distinction earning glowing reviews from his independent assessor including comments such as “Greg went the extra mile in terms of delivering all services” and “Established a rapport with each client and anticipated their needs throughout the service”
Greg’s journey began in the first lockdown period where he started out as a “Lockdown Barber” cutting his families hair, but he had been bitten by the bug and after the restrictions were lifted, he sought out professional barbers to teach him the skills, knowledge and behaviours to become a qualified barber.
“The lockdown period gave many individuals the opportunity to reassess their lives and careers. As a self-taught "lockdown barber," I began my journey by cutting my family's hair in the kitchen with a basic beard trimmer and one guard (I wouldn't recommend it). However, once the lockdown restrictions lifted, I sought out a professional barber to train me as an apprentice. “
It was at this point that Greg met with Preston Gardiner from Preston at Poets Barber Shop in Brighton and was enrolled on his Hair Professional Standard Barbering Apprenticeship with Kleek Apprenticeships. This gave Greg the direction and structure to gain the skills he was so dedicated to learn.
“Thanks to Kleek Apprenticeships and my educator, Anna, I had a clear and structured path to follow in order to achieve my qualifications. Kleek played a vital role in my development as a professional and as a person. They provided a supportive environment and showed genuine concern for my wellbeing, which helped to keep me motivated throughout the process. “