Event Assistant Apprenticeship

Event Assistant ApprenticeshipInformation for ApplicantsInformation for Employers

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

  • searching for the right location and venue for the event,
  • working with the design team on the look and feel of the event
  • 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. 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.

Event Assistant Apprenticeship
Event Assistant Apprenticeship

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Typically 18 months

Start Date Various starts throughout the year
Status Standard
Funding Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Employer Contribution Fee: £900

Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee.

Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.


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