"After watching my Mum in her salon, I found myself picking up cutting techniques pretty quickly so decided to enrol onto the Level 2 Retrain Barbering course at Middlesbrough College. I really enjoyed the course so progressed onto Level 3.
"It's been such a surreal experience to say that I started here as a student and am now employed as a member of staff teaching students on the course I completed - there are so many familiar faces around campus from then!"
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“I’ve always had an interest in beauty and keep up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques.
“Being made redundant gave me an opportunity to pursue a career in an industry I was passionate about.
“I was apprehensive about returning to education after so long but the course really helped me to hit the ground running and the staff were so supportive.”
“When I first enrolled on the retrain course, I never imagined I would be in a position where I would have my own business.
“I’m currently finishing my training three days a week in College, and the other two I am fully booked up with clients. I’m hoping to pursue this as a full-time career on completion of my course!"