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    So i was young n dumb i left school early, i attended 3 different colleges but it never lasted ive never had a job or any work experience .. clever me.
    Now im 20 ive just had a little boy n dead serious about getting somewhere with my life.. my dream job would be a make-up artist or working in a salon but ive got no idea where to start? Should i go back to college n do my GCSE's or get work experience or both? Is my best bet getting a job -.- but who would give me a job knowing ive achieved nothing.. any advice would be much appreciated thanks.
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    (Original post by Blue0121xo)
    So i was young n dumb i left school early, i attended 3 different colleges but it never lasted ive never had a job or any work experience .. clever me.
    Now im 20 ive just had a little boy n dead serious about getting somewhere with my life.. my dream job would be a make-up artist or working in a salon but ive got no idea where to start? Should i go back to college n do my GCSE's or get work experience or both? Is my best bet getting a job -.- but who would give me a job knowing ive achieved nothing.. any advice would be much appreciated thanks.
    If you want to be a MUA or beauty therapist you need to go to college. You need to decide which one is more important to you> or which one a career is more likely.

    If you check with your local colleges they will be able to tell you if they have any spaces.

    To work as a MUA or beauty therapist you have to have up to date certificates/kit/health and safety. The course will take you through all of it.

    I don't know of any salon that takes on unqualified staff so I think that this is your best option.
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    (Original post by Blue0121xo)
    So i was young n dumb i left school early, i attended 3 different colleges but it never lasted ive never had a job or any work experience .. clever me.
    Now im 20 ive just had a little boy n dead serious about getting somewhere with my life.. my dream job would be a make-up artist or working in a salon but ive got no idea where to start? Should i go back to college n do my GCSE's or get work experience or both? Is my best bet getting a job -.- but who would give me a job knowing ive achieved nothing.. any advice would be much appreciated thanks.
    To be honest with most careers, you would need to have been in education as employers have high expectations.

    Also the reality of it all, you will be against at lot of people who have recently finished college and graduated from university...so no pressure for you there...

    There are actually apprenticeships available to become a Make Up Artist - you will be getting experience AND paid too. :yes:
    However before getting into an apprenticeship you would need GCSE or equivalent Levels.
    As suggested, ask around at your local college, they should be able to give you advice and to see if they have any placements available.

    In conclusion, education is always important as it is the foundation (no pun intended) of your career.
 
 
 
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