The short answer to the question is – Event Management is the process of designing and producing events.
In the UK alone spending on events last year was £42 billion and will grow to £50 billion by 2020. There are 25,000 event businesses in the UK employing over 530,000 people.
This is an exciting industry in growth and encompasses sectors from exhibitions to celebrity, sports to charity and festivals to fashion – there are so many options, the question is; which one interests you the most!
Most people start by running their own events and discover a passion for the industry. If you were to speak with other leaders in the events industry their stories will be the same – they didn’t plan to be in events.
However, as the industry becomes more competitive people are looking for that extra edge to make their CV standout from the crowd and also the skills to hit the ground running with confidence in their skills and ability when they land a job.
The Events Academy combines practical skills and experiential learning with a work placement (in our advanced courses) that give our students the most important elements to make them work ready.
The first steps towards establishing your career in events will be to gather as much experience as possible, identify the skills you have, train for the role, and get certified.
At The Events Academy, we provide placements as part of our advanced courses (Postgraduate and Degree Alternative) and volunteering opportunities for all our students which allow them to add real life experience to the academic learning.