2018 graduate Abby shares details of her work experience:
“I have recently completed my second work experience with Veronica, working on the BBC Young Musician 2018. In the run up to this I was nervous, as I knew I would be alongside Veronica and some other amazing people in the industry. But upon arriving at the venue I was put at ease right away by Veronica. Veronica told me exactly what I should be doing and never left me wondering.
At the start, I was doing basic makeup trainee duties, such as cleaning brushes, getting tea/coffee, etc, but I was also given the opportunity to do some hair & makeup on some of the accompanists. It was then that I realised I had nothing to be nervous about. Veronica trained us to the highest of standards and would not give me something to do that I was not capable of doing. I felt privileged that Veronica believed in me enough to give me the chance to do some makeups.
Veronica was very much there and helping me whenever I needed help. Before starting a makeup, she would talk me through what I needed to do, so I was absolutely clear with everything. While I was doing the makeup, she would double check on me to ensure I was okay and comfortable with what I was doing, and when I had finished, she would check the makeup to make sure it was stage & camera ready. I was never left on my own to figure out what I had to do, or guess what to do. I didn’t even have to ask for help, Veronica would ensure that I was comfortable and happy with the task before getting to work.
Since completing the course with MAKUP, I have received lots of opportunities for work experience. I also have more work experience coming up in the near future. This course is not like other courses, after finishing, you are not forgotten about. Veronica goes above and beyond. She keeps in contact with you and will recommend you for any jobs that she thinks you are capable of, giving you the best chance possible to proceed and become successful in the industry. I look forward to future jobs and I am grateful to Veronica for all the opportunities that I have been given so far.”
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