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Want to work with some serious budgets? The truth is corporate events can be some of the biggest out there!

A Day In The Life of a Corporate Event Manager

Event managers are busy people, every day brings its own set of unique tasks and challenges, depending on sector, project and its goals.  These will include:

  • Idea proposals and pitching
  • Brand management
  • Goal-setting
  • Schedule management
  • Event logistics
  • Digital recording, media and social media campaigns
  • Marketing, evaluation and feedback

For success in events, evaluation and feedback is always essential but the corporate world takes this to a whole new level. With corporate events, the true measure of success may not come until after the event, once numbers have been analysed, attendees have completed evaluations or signed up for services even several months down the line.

Measuring success in quantifiable ways is an absolute must for corporate event management, and is a professional skill required for the role. Successfully completing any of our courses can help you fill the gap with professional skills.

Getting into Corporate Event Management

Competition is rife in the corporate world – and corporate event management is no exception! Networks and experience come top of the list of your must-have skills for getting you even the slightest chance of a salaried role, but thankfully, this is where our industry-respected, CIM-accredited qualifications come in.

Postgraduate alumni Victoria Smart found her course not only presented her with the door to her corporate event career but also the confidence to walk right in there and get started. With her work placement with Clarion developing into a full-time salaried role, Victoria’s now immersed in corporate events!

Read about Victoria’s success

Whether you’re switching careers, improving your current event management skills or starting out with event management, we have courses which can fit flexibly with your needs, whether online study or full or part-time live learning here with us in London. You can also study at whichever level suits you:

  • Foundation – an intensive, level 3 qualification to introduce you to the events industry.
  • Diploma – a level 4 certified qualification covering everything you need to know about the fundamentals of event management – and then some!
  • Postgraduate – a level 7 qualification with an initial 3 months of learning, volunteering and practice, followed by 3 months of optional work placement.
  • Degree-alternative – progressing from level 3 to level 7, this combination of our Foundation, Diploma and Postgraduate courses is around a third of the cost and time of a traditional degree course and offers live event management, optional work placement and individual mentoring.

Career Opportunities

There are many roles out there for the right professionals. Being part of an in-house event team, often part of an overall marketing team, is possible across all sectors, including UK and global corporations, many of which are household names and international brands.

Many other corporations work closely with event agencies, such as Clarion, Jack Morton, and WRG. At Event Academy, we work closely with Clarion to provide our Postgraduate students with industry-relevant, work placements, many of whom go on not only to achieve their qualifications but also to gain roles in the sector.

This was certainly the experience for Maarten De Ruyck, Postgraduate alumni, who came to Event Academy specifically wanting to work with brands. During his time with us, he worked with brands including EE, WRG and the Teenage Cancer Trust, then worked with Clarion on placement to deliver an international government-level event.

Read about Maarten’s experiences

Our Expert Lecturers

At Event Academy, we’re all about learning through experience. All our lecturers are event industry experts, delivering live events as well as lecturing for us, so you can learn through their experiences too.

Our lecturers offer their own areas of expertise – so you’ll be learning from those who have a successful track record in delivering successful events in the corporate world:

  • Rupert FitzMaurice – our very active Director of Event Academy, Rupert FitzMaurice offers his career experience in his lectures which include event management in the corporate world. His inimitable focus on engaging people rather than processes has made him not only sought-after in corporate event planning, but also in leading lectures and seminars.
  • Rachel Hamilton – Project Director Rachel offers diverse expertise and an enviable skill set which ranges from success in both music and entertainment events to enviable achievement in commercial and corporate events. Our students find they’re inspired by Rachel’s passion not to just deliver events, but to deliver high impact experiences.
  • Rosie Ham – Event Producer Rosie’s events experience working across the vast corporate sectors of finance and media means she offers real insight into team-leadership, corporate project management, and corporate engagement. Rosie is also acclaimed as a career role model for many of our students, including alumni Victoria Smart.

Our lecturers don’t just stand up and tell you all about it, they also involve you with on-site visits to in-progress events they’re working on. This will have a real impact both on your learning experience and your professional experience.

Our courses readily include this level of immersion with the work of professional event managers.  This experiential basis for all of our learning content will enhance your own knowledge, practice, network, opportunities and prospects for stepping into a corporate event management role.

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