“I was fast approaching 30 knowing that I had achieved everything I wanted to out of being a manager in retail. I’ve always been interested in the events industry and having decided that my path in retail had come to an end I realised that I needed to actively start looking for a new challenge.”
“I was looking for courses online and the Event Academy jumped out at me as it offered a part-time diploma that I could work around my full-time job, it was an added bonus that it was conveniently located in central London as I was living in Vauxhall at the time. I spoke to the admissions team and after a telephone interview was accepted on to the course and enrolled to start a few weeks later.
I couldn’t wait to start learning about the events industry and broadening my horizons.”
“The people I met were amazing, I made some lifelong friends in those 3 months.
Rosie Ham is a great tutor, without her guidance and encouragement I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today. It’s great to be able to work with her on projects as part of my current role.
Being part of the live project was fantastic, it gave a real insight into what working in the industry could be like.”
“I work for Emma Williamson Events, a boutique events agency with a wide portfolio of clients ranging from Blue Chip companies to HNWI. Excellence is at the core of everything we do.”
“The great thing about my role is it’s very varied, no two days are ever the same. I’m so lucky that I get to touch on so many aspects of the event planning journey, from sourcing furniture and supporting with reconciling budgets one day to creating a ceiling of floating candles for a birthday party the next! I’ve also loved having the opportunity to work on projects outside the UK. In the past 18 months I have been to Helsinki, Amsterdam, Dublin and San Francisco!”
“The course gave me an understanding of the structure needed to plan and manage events which I use every day.”
“Ultimately if it wasn’t for the volunteering opportunities offered by the Event Academy I would not have had my first experience of supporting at a live event or have met Emma and her team.”
“‘I’d love to share some pictures from my Mad Hatter’s themed 30th birthday that I had great fun organising and bringing to life before I’d even started my career in events!”
If you get the right qualification and are willing to work hard, the opportunities are enormous:
Working in Events is incredibly diverse – no day is ever quite the same as the last. Whatever your current job is, it’s likely that you’ll have expertise to transfer into an Events role.
And you will have great transferable skills. If you’re currently:
Then you will have some of the skills Events employers are looking hard to find.
Only you can know if now is the time to move towards a career that’s more “you”. However, ask yourself, what’s holding you back? Our Diploma Course is a part-time evening course, 2 days a week, for 3months, meaning:-
Come to our next Open Evening at the Business Design Centre Islington from 6.30 to 8.30pm. You can speak to Course Alumni and meet our Lecturers. If this date isn’t possible, we can also arrange a phone consultation, call Natalie on 020 7183 5129 to arrange.