Events. Who doesn’t love them? If you’re the type that enjoys planning, organising and socialising, a career in events management could be an appropriate path to pursue. This blog aims to act as a written helping hand, guiding you along the rocky road of applications to the finish line of career success. We’ll analyse the opportunities that lie ahead and the specific skills and characteristics you’ll need in order to win the fight for those prized positions!
Roles in events management generally revolve around the organisation and running of all manner of social, promotional and business events. Whatever the finer details, your project is your responsibility from the get go of initial planning to the final few moments of the event, ensuring the last guest crawls out of the venue. Day-to-day activities include the handling of clients and discussing their requirements including budgets and timescales, brainstorming original ideas, researching venues and suppliers, negotiating, publicising and eventually managing your own team.