Work experince placements

Work experince placements

7 posts
21 Dec 2009
Victoria_Howard
Make Up Artist
Victoria_Howard
Does anyone have interns/working experience shadow them...?

I have been asked by a local college to take some students...

Not too sure if this is a great idea.

Anyone care to give me some wisdom?
Posted 21 Dec 2009
makemeup
Make Up Artist
makemeup
hiya im a student doing my nvq3 did my 2 last year would be a fab chance for tham to work with you your pictures are brill the only thing i would say tho is i love make-up and it is what i want to do, i put so much hard work in but on the other hand there are a few people in my college that donnt care that much about it and just do it for the sake of it. if this is your job and how you put food on the table you might find they get in the way and wast your time alot as iv not learnet as much as people would think at college iv had to find things oput for mayself and learn from things i do wrong. hope this helps you make you mind up sorry its not much help tho hope ya have a fab xmas all the best in the new year. xxx
Posted 22 Dec 2009
i've been looking to do that with local make up artists, but no one seems that keen to be shadowed...

Posted 19 June 2010
kater
Model
kater
I was a intern for several different companies and I actually felt a bit taken advantage of because I was doing the bulk of the work, even important stuff where as my boss would be working from home a lot of the time and then didn't give me a good refernce to take back to school! I personally would find an intern very useful. You can use them to make coffee, wash your brushes, send them on errands
Posted 19 June 2010
FrameworksMedia
Photographer
FrameworksMedia
As a photographer, I've had work experience pupils placed with me. The LEA or placement tutor will run an initial check on you for H&S and CRB as well as an interview. You then have the option to take students at an individual level. I've found that the ones that I have had have been a pleasure to work with. However, in my previous employment, we used to take pupils randomly and occasionly ended up with 'idiots'. Same as any employment process I guess, interview and vet the people first.

Posted 19 June 2010
makemeup
Make Up Artist
makemeup
would any make-up artist in the north west be willing to take on a make-up artist as an assistent ??
sammie x

Posted 19 June 2010
Secondskin
Make Up Artist
Secondskin
AfroDizzyNat

i've been looking to do that with local make up artists, but no one seems that keen to be shadowed...


I have been asked many times by students wanting to do what i do if i will let them shadow me. I prefer not to. In my job, it is hard enough concentrating on what im doing in sometimes very busy environments. I would never get the job done if i had to keep stopping and explaining or showing someone what to do because i dont think id be comfortable in using a student to fetch and carry for me doing all the donkey work ....i would want them to feel like they have learnt something...which takes time, i just couldnt afford to take any chances with my clients. You get one chance to get it right and if youre too busy teaching someone else things are going to go very Pete Tong!! Its different if its TFP and a relaxed shoot but i dont do shoots like that very often.

Its not a case of MUA's being unfriendly or not wanting to help, its just hard to carry out in our usual environment emoticon
Posted 20 June 2010
Edited by Secondskin 20 June 2010
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