We are currently running a six month postgraduate Diploma in Event Management with Public Relations for a group of enthusiastic students. I am one of the course trainers and the Placement Officer for this Fitzwilliam Institute course.
The course participants are currently spending twelve weeks undertaking in-class practical events training. This is followed by 12 weeks work experience with a host company commencing in early January.
All students have a Third level Degree, have undertaken event specific projects, worked at a variety of events and organised an event. All of them have employment experience and are very serious about pursuing a career in events. They just need someone to help get them started. Ask yourself would your company benefit from having an events groupie around, keen to put their events skills into practice and ready to tackle any job.
The students are taught by a team of practising event professionals. Specific areas of training covered during the twelve week in-class period include: Event Management Planning, Event Logistics Management, Marketing Event Principles, Marketing the Event, Event Budget Planning, Event Legal and Risk Management, Corporate Event Management, Organising Conferences, Sporting Event Management, Fundraising Events, Event Sponsorship, Exhibition Management, Staging an Exhibition, Event Evaluation and Reporting, Public Relations, Sponsorship and Community Relations, Presentation Skills, Planning a Press Conference and Press Release Writing. Over the past years we have secured many successful placements, some of our past graduates are still with their host companies today!
On a practical note placements ideally need to in London or the South East in order to keep the students’ travel and subsistence expenses to a manageable level
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the scheme further with you and see if hosting one of our events students is something you would be interested. I can of course forward you CV’s to enable you to select suitable candidates for interview, as required.
If you require any further information or want to discuss the scheme, please don’t hesitate to contact me 01256 335192 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time and I do hope I can look forward to hearing from you in due course
Chris Powell, Placement Officer, Fitzwilliam Institute