Who Is It For
Anyone, from any background, can have a successful career in event management if they have the right attitude, passion, stamina and commitment to learning. Previous experience is not typically needed. It is a demanding yet very rewarding environment to work in. Flexible, calm and proactive individuals with energy, enthusiasm, good communication skills, patience and an ability to empathise are ideal candidates for the events profession.
Individual employers will set their own selection criteria. This will typically include a minimum of Level 2 Maths and English. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
What Will You Learn
The Event Management Apprenticeship will cover all aspects of managing an event and will include the following topics
How an event moves through its life cycle from research and planning to delivery and evaluation.
The respective roles of different functions: logistics, production, creative and design in event management; what each area is responsible for and how they contribute to the successful delivery of an event.
How different venues may be suited a particular event based on clients’ needs.
How event logistics can impact on the smooth running of an event.
Each aspect of event logistics: the venue, delegate management, transportation, accommodation, catering.
How the event suppliers combine to contribute to deliver an event.
What the onsite team at an event are responsible for and how they work to ensure that the client’s and all the delegates needs are met.
Regulation and policies that are relevant to your job role.
An Event Assistant is typically working within a team of people in an events company or within the events department of a larger organisation. The role would usually provide support to a number of Event Planners or Project Managers by carrying out a diverse range of tasks necessary to plan, organise and deliver an event: for example, searching for the right location and venue for the event; working with the design team on the look and feel of the event; or organising logistics like transportation and catering. The events organised may be for the company where the Event Assistant is working, or could be for a variety of different clients including large corporations, smaller companies and not-for-profit organisations.