It is with the deepest regret that I cannot offer you lovely young people work experience with me. Recently I’ve been inundated with requests to join me on jobs, especially styled shoots, which is absolutely wonderful for people to want to work with me and learn what I do. Unfortunately, it’s just not the case that I simply ‘bring’ someone along, even though I wish I could have a spare pair of hands!
There are quite a few reasons this is not possible. The main issue being insurance. My insurance covers me, and me only, as I am the named sole trader for my business and technically the only employee and employer. It means that I have cover over what I do, and the clients I interact with. It also covers where I go and the places/venues I work in. So anyone I bring with me will not be covered, and I am not in a position to extend this.
Another (rather selfish) reason is that I often have to get up really early for jobs, usually around 5 – 5:30am. This is so I can get myself ready, get all the kit together and travel to where ever I have to go. Often I am contacted by 16years+ youngsters who are unlikely to have their own car and be able to travel freely. And I am simply not prepared to wake extra early to pick someone up to go onto where we need to go. I have a 3 year old daughter so I need all the sleep I can get!!
So I am extremely sorry to say that cannot offer any opportunities with me at the moment x