Rebecca Patterson

Course: Level 2 Make-up

Rebecca was impressed by our previous students’ successes in national competitions. She was interested in the different units studied on the course as she believed they would help her progress in her chosen career.

She said:

“I thought the facilities at New College Durham were amazing. The beauty salon was modern and I felt like a professional working in there.

“The tutors were very helpful and my lecturers were fantastic. I found the lessons engaging and enjoyed doing practical sessions. I entered one of the regional competitions and it was a great experience. I got a real buzz from working under competition conditions.

“After completing my work placement with Benefit in John Lewis, they offered me a part-time role working for the team. Once I have completed my course, I will accept a full-time position as a make-up artist at Benefit Cosmetics.

“My time at New College Durham has been fun, enlightening and educational. I definitely couldn’t have secured a full-time job at Benefit without the skills I have developed on the course.”

Rebecca has secured a full-time role working for leading make-up brand, Benefit Cosmetics.