The iconic American clipper company partners with British education guru Mike Taylor to train two unqualified barbers to NVQ Level 3. 

Just imagine… you’ve entered the exciting world of barbering to embark on an exciting and highly rewarding career.  

You’re absorbing the culture and the daily adrenalin rush, and you’re considering how far you can go.  

You look around and are inspired by industry icons, your team and people that have the dedication, energy and hunger to reach beyond their creative potential, master their art and become barbershop owners.  

Now thanks to Andis, this could be you!   

Andis is giving back to the craft with the Andis Nation UK Barber Scholarship programme, which launched at Barber Connect last month.  

Two winning applicants will each receive free training from Mike Taylor Education to accelerate their career progression from an unqualified barber to NVQ Level 3. 

Bruce Bock, Andis Corporate Communications said, “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 a 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.” 


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:  

Deadline to submit all applications for the scholarship is July 1.  
Winners will be announced July 26. 

See contest rules here  


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 said, “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 

Please note; winners will be responsible for transportation to the Mike Taylor academy located at MIKE TAYLOR EDUCATION, 26 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2BU.