An Event Assistant is an entry level position, 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
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. Events cover a broad range of activities as well as sizes, from small numbers of attendees through to thousands. Around 75% of events are conferences, meetings, trade shows and exhibitions. Other events include outdoor events, cultural events, sporting and music events.
Companies use events to bring together different groups of people: from employees attending a sales conference; to customers or suppliers attending the launch of a new product; to shareholders gathering at a conference designed to attract new investors.
Apprenticeships can be gained through the planning and delivering a wide range of events, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies, conventions, sporting and music events, business training days, open days, seminars, trade shows and exhibitions.
These are just a few examples – the breadth and diversity of the events industry is partly what makes it such an exciting place to work. As well as holding events in the UK, events agencies and events departments organise events in different countries around the world.
Starting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, might vary depending on the type of apprenticeship and will be communicated post-employment and sign-up.
|Duration||Typically 18 months|
|Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)||£9,000|
|Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)||£450|
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