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Nick

TARGET CAREER: BARBER
Caseworker:
Anna

Progress

100%
£2,853
raised
£2,853
target
440
supporters
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October 29, 2018

My certificate with distinction

I’m now a qualified barber! Thanks for all the support I’ve had throughout my journey, it feels so good to have actually completed something. Plus I’ve never had a qualification in my whole life so I’m very happy.

The next step for me was to find work. Once I collected the laptop funded by all my amazing supporters, I was able to search for work. Within less than a hour I had two responses. The boss of one shop saw that I had a qualification and also saw the haircuts I’d done at the academy and liked my work. I went for a trial day and they offered me part time work straightaway, which is perfect for me at the moment!

It feels great to be working again, I’m gaining confidence and my life is coming together so well.

Especially when I think back to last year when I was still homeless and on drugs, I'm so grateful to you all and can’t say in words how happy I am. 😁

August 13, 2018

Some of my haircuts from the back (to keep the faces of my customers hidden!)

My course deposit was raised so quickly that I was able to start my training a couple of weeks after launching my campaign. 🏃🏽 Because of my previous experience I was put onto the fast-track course and I've already gained my NVQ in barbering!!

Prior to the course I was a bit nervous but also very excited. Once I started, the nervousness went away and it felt really good being back in a barber shop atmosphere. It was great to be learning new techniques and skills and the educators are amazing!

I worked really hard and got a distinction on my certificate. 🎉🎉

Thank you so much to all my donators for the support as well as to the entire Beam Team. Everyone's been so good along every step of this journey so far and I'm so grateful! 🙏

August 06, 2018

Setting my campaign live

It feels very exciting to be setting my campaign live and starting my journey back to work. I’m looking forward to learning new things and getting involved. I’m not even nervous, only excited. If it wasn’t for Beam I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in now - getting ready to start my course and get all my barber tools!

June 15, 2018

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  • Journey

    May 2018

    Nick is referred by one of Beam's charity partners, Centrepoint

    June 2018

    Nick's campaign starts to fund

    July 2018

    Nick is enrolled on his fast track NVQ course

    Aug 2018

    Nick achieves his NVQ L2 in barbering

    Aug 2018

    Nick goes into work as a barber

    Budget
    Qualification

    NVQ Level 2 in Barbering (Advanced)
    £1,540
    Full barbering kit & tools
    £700
    Laptop (for job search)
    £250
    Transport to training
    £103
    Contingency*
    £260
    Total
    £2,853
    * Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

    Progress

    100%
    £2,853
    raised
    £2,853
    target
    440
    supporters
    Fund members like Nick

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