Event assistant

Event assistant

“Working in an events company or events department in an organisation, helping event planners and project managers to organise and host events”

Events cover a broad range of activities as well as sizes, from small numbers of attendees through to thousands. They include conferences, meetings, trade shows and exhibitions, as well as outdoor, cultural, 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. As an event assistant, you’ll work within a team at an events company or within the events department of a larger organisation. You’ll provide support to a number of planners or project managers by carrying out a range of tasks necessary to plan, organise and deliver an event. This can include searching for the right location and venue for an event, working with the design team on the look and feel of the event, and organising logistics such as transportation and catering.

Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements: Two GCSEs at grade C or above in maths and English, or equivalent qualifications. Alternatively, relevant experience may be advantageous, particularly if organisation is exhibited

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E

Potential salary upon completion: £19,000 per annum

More information: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/event-assistant

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies