Students and school leavers – questions you might be asking yourself before starting out in modelling

It won’t be long now before students, school leavers and many of those on training schemes start to find themselves with some time on their hands.

As young people come to the end of their terms, semesters and courses, many will have weeks of wonderful summer time stretching ahead of them.

After this, some may well be embarking upon new directions in their lives, while others may be continuing their educations in September or October, starting new jobs in the near future or perhaps even taking a break for a while as they mull over their futures.

This is, therefore, the time therefore many young people may be looking for new challenges and perhaps be interested in trying their hands at something different to earn a little money.

And modelling could certainly be an option…

Here are some of the questions these young people may well be asking themselves:

Q: Why would I want to become a model?

A: Becoming a male or female model brings all kinds of rewards, from introducing you to new experiences to the chance to earn a little extra money. It can offer you part-time work, an interesting hobby and a pastime to complement the other things that are going on in your life. It can also give you the opportunity to meet new people.

Q: How much money can I earn as a model?

A: Modelling fees vary depending on the assignment. Models Direct always negotiates a fair fee for its models and ensures they are paid promptly. Fee levels depend on location and duration and complexity of shoots. They will also be related to the role you have within the campaign, shoot or promotion. If you have been booked for a major role involving lots of time on set you may well earn more than if you have a brief appearance as an extra, for example.

Q: Can I be a model while I am studying or working?

A: Yes! The beauty of modelling is that it can fit in very well with your student or working life. It can also be ideal for those with families and other commitments. Most of our models work very part-time, taking the odd booking here and there, which gives them a little extra money in their pocket and the chance to be involved in something fun and different. While many students and young people sign up with an agency such as Models Direct as their holidays or breaks approach, a high proportion of those who are successful find it is something they enjoy and want to continue doing alongside their jobs or studies.

Q: What should I do if I want to become a model?

A: Join an agency such as Models Direct. We have been in the business for more than 30 years now and have a strong and impressive client list. Unlike many of those individuals and businesses out there who claim to be modelling agencies, we are fully government regulated and adhere to the strict rules for employment agencies. We actively seek work for our models, and we protect their interests. Read more about what those already working for us think about the assignments we give them. Then decide for yourself whether this is something you think you would like to do – and, if it is, join us!