Careers in event management

On these pages you can find our go-to tools for all you need to know about getting started and making progress in a long-term career within the event management industry.

We’ve developed the career guidance section across six specialist areas that clients ask us about the most, to help give you an access all areas view of the event management

Career Change

There comes a point in everyone’s life when a change of career seems on the cards. Whether you’ve come to that point through choice or circumstance, we know you’ll be asking yourself that “could I really change careers?” question and we’re just as certain that it’s a question which usually throws up more questions than it answers!

So, our career change segment responds to that with ideas and advice on how to approach your own career change prospects with your best professional foot forwards.

  • Short of relevant experience? We’ll give you ideas for gaining it.
  • Feeling under-qualified? We can signpost you towards relevant courses and training. Need reassurance and ideas?

We’ll direct you towards additional resources to help support your ideas and give you the confidence you need to build your new career.

Is Event Management Your Calling? Exploring Transferable Skills

Is Event Management Your Calling? Exploring Transferable Skills

It’s official, you’re making a career change and considering event management as your alternative… but how do you know if your ... Read More

A New Career: Finding the Perfect Fit

A New Career: Finding the Perfect Fit

Work and careers have been changing over the last few decades, to the point where a “career for life” just isn’t the norm any more. In ... Read More

50 is the New 30! Changing Careers in Later Life

50 is the New 30! Changing Careers in Later Life

With retirement fast moving into an open-ended time zone for many of us, careers which span a life-time are becoming less common, with ... Read More

Vocational Courses

Vocational courses offer one of the best ways to retrain for a new career. Vocational courses include a high level of practical, experiential learning which can often be incorporated into actual work or work experience, affording you the opportunity to learn whilst you earn and make your new career pay more quickly.

Vocational courses often offer the chance to build on those transferable skills you already have, especially if you’re coming into event management from a different industry sector or an alternative career path. Our vocational courses include key aspects of event management expertise which will help build on your existing skills and further develop them in the event management context, making you work-ready for your new career in ways which will not only develop your confidence but also develop a complete portfolio of evidence of your event management expertise.

Work placement and apprenticeship options for event management

Work placement and apprenticeship options for event management

It’s hard to know how to get the relevant experience for making a move into event management, but those options are certainly out ... Read More

Which for Work: Vocational Qualifications vs Degree?

Which for Work: Vocational Qualifications vs Degree?

Despite the fact that 2013 saw a record uptake of university places (with almost 50% of A’ level students going on to university, ... Read More

University Alternatives

University Alternatives

Even when it’s take-up time at university, many would-be students who had provisional places, and just as many who had already ... Read More

The Benefits of Vocational Qualifications

The Benefits of Vocational Qualifications

Almost two decades into the 21st century has seen a subtle shift from academic qualification as a signifier of skills: modern careers ... Read More

Event Management Volunteering Opportunities

Event Management Volunteering Opportunities

Getting role-relevant experience can be hard when you’re trying to set out on a new career path. Although taking a vocational course ... Read More

Event Management Career Prospects

Event Management Career Prospects

With its acknowledged role in education and training, entertainment and hospitality, marketing and promotions, Event Management is a ... Read More

Quick Qualifications

Experience is vital in today’s competitive workplace, but qualifications too continue to count. There are now more ways than ever to qualify for event management positions with Event Academy qualifications which offer full CMI accreditation. Our course programme can take you right through from being an event management hopeful to becoming a qualified event management professional within 14 months.

Check out our Quick Qualifications segment to find out more about:

  • Our foundation level courses and summer school opportunities.
  • Our diploma programmes which are available as a taught programme or an online learning experience. Both routes offer access to volunteering opportunities, work experience and practical activities to fully prepare you for a career in event management, along with a full CMI accredited diploma qualification.
  • Our postgraduate programme which offers intensive level 7 learning with opportunities to get involved in team work on large-scale London projects.
Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Already on an upward trajectory since the start of the new millennium, the UK events industry in the UK hit new momentum as a legacy of Read More

Short Courses in London

Short Courses in London

London’s looming large on the academic scene and although it offers many prestigious venues for full-time education, it’s also fast ... Read More

Making an Event of It: Recognised Industry Qualifications

Making an Event of It: Recognised Industry Qualifications

Standing out as a candidate in the competitive world of the events industry is something which can be achievable through talent, ... Read More

Industry Specialism

Every industry needs specialists and the events industry is no different. In fact, the events industry offers a vast number of opportunities to specialise by event or sector type, through skill set or through knowledge, experience and expertise of working with a specific client group. Progressing to specialist status can really help to improve your promotion prospects and move you to the specialist salary scales within the fast-moving events industry.

Eventcourse offers opportunities to gain additional ideas and advice about specialising within the event management industry and can help you to manage your own professional development to realise your ambitions to specialise – whatever your preferred area of event management.

High Profile Employers By Sector

High Profile Employers By Sector

As a boom industry in its own right, event management applies to almost every sector you can think of. Events agencies which work ... Read More

Job Profile: Wedding Planner

Job Profile: Wedding Planner

The job title ‘event planner’ covers all eventualities, which is great for those who want to remain open to any and all types of ... Read More

Could You Be An Event Expert? Choosing an Event Management Specialism

Could You Be An Event Expert? Choosing an Event Management Specialism

The event management industry covers all kinds of events across an even wider set of contexts and industries: from charitable ... Read More

How to Get Into Event Management

How to Get Into Event Management

Always exciting, the event management industry is also an industry on the up, with technological innovations changing the form, ... Read More

Continued Education

What will you do after college? With rising costs of traditional university tuition and a cost of living which seems to be making holiday ‘gap’ years a thing of the past, this “what next?” question is taking on greater relevance for college leavers who are unsure of their next move. If you’re torn between continuing your studies, wanting to earn some money and move into a career quickly or you consider yourself as having the right kind of personality and professional qualities for becoming an event management professional then our continued education programmes can satisfy all of those “what next?” desires:

  • Continue your studies with our fully accredited courses.
  • Earn whilst you learn with our short course, online and part-time course options.
  • Graduate as an event management professional with our level 7 postgraduate programme which can see you move from learning to earning within two years.

Similarly, if you’ve been out of education for a while but are coming back to it as the next step in a new career path, the Event Academy education services could be the perfect way to ease you back into education with our friendly, supportive and high quality learning experience. Whatever time of life you’re coming to us from and whatever your background or training, visit our continued education audience segment for links to our Event Academy prospectus and find out more about where continued education with Event Academy could take you.

The Right Place for Study: Placement Opportunities with Event Academy

The Right Place for Study: Placement Opportunities with Event Academy

Integral to our Postgraduate Course in Event Management for Marketing and Communications is the opportunity for students to take part ... Read More

Combining Diploma and Postgraduate Courses

Combining Diploma and Postgraduate Courses

Whilst Diploma courses on any subject can be excellent way of gaining new knowledge or translating experience into a qualification, in ... Read More

What Can You Learn from Continuing to Learn?

What Can You Learn from Continuing to Learn?

There can be many reasons behind choosing to continue your education: from meeting personal challenges to seeking to improve ... Read More

University Alternatives Explained For Parents

University Alternatives Explained For Parents

Ever since the all-time low for deferred university intake in 2011, the number of prospective university students deferring their ... Read More

Professional Prospects for Event Management Experts

Professional Prospects for Event Management Experts

Already valued at around £39.1 bn in 2014, the events industry continues to flourish as the UK maintains its Olympic 2012 legacy as the Read More

Event Education: Earning a Degree Level Qualification without the Cost

Event Education: Earning a Degree Level Qualification without the Cost

Education can be expensive once you’re out of compulsory learning, but there are ways and means to obtain degree level qualifications ... Read More

Professional Development

The events industry is one which just doesn’t stand still. As new technologies and innovations trend at global as well as national levels of interest, new venues and methods of delivery and feedback are explored, so new aspects are introduced and incorporated into events.

But these trends not only affect how events are run and what they include, they also have a significant impact on what clients expect when they appoint you to plan their next, best event. To stay fit for the challenge, continuing your professional development is a must. Eventcourse continues to include the latest trends and innovations across all aspects of the events industry across our website and our courses. Visit our Professional Development segment for the latest news and ideas about what to be aware of for your continued professional development, to inform your practice and maintain you at your event professional best.

Template: How to Plan Your First Event

Template: How to Plan Your First Event

The path to a launching a successful career in event planning can be a long and difficult one and, even if you’ve been studying event ... Read More

Choosing the right CPD course for you

Choosing the right CPD course for you

Getting your professional development right is crucial if you want it to take you places in the events industry. But it’s not just ... Read More

Professional Recognition in Events

Professional Recognition in Events

Although the event management industry has for many years included some very well established professionals and good examples of ... Read More

Achieve Success in Professional Development by Using Personal Goals

Achieve Success in Professional Development by Using Personal Goals

Professional development can be something which the majority of employers endorse and facilitate for their staff. In order to achieve ... Read More

Benefits of Professional Development

Benefits of Professional Development

Continued professional development (also known as CPD) is the offering and recording of additional training opportunities within a ... Read More

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