Creative Access
Hair & make up trainee

Hair & make up trainee

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 22/08/2022
Production / Post-Production & Technical
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse

Closing date for applications: 21st August 2022

Salary: £450 per week

Key dates: 22nd September until 18 November 2022


Would you like to help bring an iconic era of hair and make-up to life? This entry-level role with a production team could be a perfect way to spend your summer!

MRC is a diversified global entertainment company with divisions including Film, Television, Live & Alternative and Non-Fiction, as well as joint ventures in data and publishing.

MRC - The Great is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated comedy-drama written and created by Tony McNamara. Currently shooting its third season, The Great is loosely based on the rise to power of Catherine the Great in 18th Century Russia, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. MRC - The Great is in its 2nd year of working with Creative Access and is looking for department trainees ready to start their career in the TV industry and who can demonstrate a strong interest in the role. We are able to offer this opportunity as an extension of MRC’s Behind The Camera Diversity Initiative.

The Hair & Make up Trainee will work under the Principal Hair & Make Up Designer, who will be your designated mentor. You will learn by watching, asking questions, and taking instruction from the Hair & Make Up department. You will gain hands on experience prepping supervisors and cast for shoot and understanding the flow of a set.


Knowledge, skills, experience 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational skills
  • Passion for filmmaking
  • Passion for the different aspects of hair & make up
  • Interest in period design
  • An ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills


To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:


This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries, with a focus on Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse candidates.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

Years of experience

  • Entry