Laetitia was awarded a grant which funded the purchase of the illustrated plane, and a work experience placement with Marc Soubeyran where she set up one of her violins. She writes of the placement:
During my placement, I was setting up one of the violin I made. As the elevation had changed, I had to remove the fingerboard, shoot the neck and re-fit the fingerboard. I then made a nut, fitted the pegs and made a bridge and soundpost for the instrument. It was really interesting for me because even though it is the same job I’ve been doing at college, there are some tips and methods that I learned from Marc.
It was great as well because he was starting a cello and as I am making one this year, I had the opportunity to ask lots of questions about it.”