P655 Teletext 655 Nov13 21:06:02      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  CATWALK CLAMBER  Each week, Mike receives several letters from viewers interested in a modelling career. One recent enquiry has come from "slim and 5'9" Elspeth" from Leamington Spa. Elspeth wants to know how to start, but without having to live in London. Mrs JMS from Manchester writes to ask about possible courses for her 16-year-old daughter. ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Nov13 21:06:00      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  CATWALK CLAMBER  Modelling is competitive, tough and probably insecure for most. But some have to be successful — and with success comes the glamour, fame and fortune for the few. There are two main types of model. Fashion models show off the clothes of designers and fashion houses. Photographic models work in studios or on location. Skills are different, but some models work in both areas. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Nov13 21:01:10      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  CATWALK CLAMBER  Women should be tall, 1.72m and over. Top fashion models tend to be over 1.75m. New entrants need a good range of photographs to show they have modelling potential. This would include full-face and full-length. Personality is important too. While training is not essential to be taken on to agents' books — it will help. The London College of Fashion offers a pre-employment courqe. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Nov13 21:05:00      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  CATWALK CLAMBER  The course at the London College of Fashion requires at least three good GCSE passes and lasts for one year. Get a prospectus from the college at 20 John Prince's Street, London W1M 0BJ. Agencies offer fee-paying courses, but they cannot insist that you take them to enrol on their register. Read "Careers in Modelling" by Kogan Page. Register widely and prepare to travel away from your area. ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games