That’s one of the main things I like to promote to students, prospects that will enable you to start your career with a boost.
(@EventStudents1 re-tweets a lot of internships & job openings that are relevant to students – definitely worth a follow)
From personal experiences of taking part in the Eventice, a variety of internships & from writing this blog, I know how much these have helped me in securing my current job and position in the industry. It is one of the reasons I have been so vocal on promoting this years Eventice Competition! But I’m also very aware that it can be hard to find out about these opportunities.
So today I am highlighting a few that would give YOU a fantastic edge:
MyEvent.Vision is an interesting, new nationwide competition that is looking for aspiring event industry professionals with a completely original event concept. The set-up is a cross-over between Dragons’ Den & The Apprentice’, with the strongest submissions being shortlisted and invited to pitch their concept to a panel of judges.
If you have an innovative event idea swirling around in that brain of yours, but lack the funds to turn this into an actual event then get applying! Not only does the winning concept get a £5,000 cash prize, but there is also an offer of a full-time or freelance job with Events International Group (EIG). EIG will also provide a significant investment into the concept, giving you the opportunity to turn your idea into a reality!
All the information on how to apply can be found HERE. Deadline: 6th February 2015
Green & Away is a tented conference/events center, set up each summer with the focus on sustainability. They are offering summer internships for 2015, and are currently on the look out for some great event students to work with them. The internship roles offer students greater responsibility and the opportunity to become a key part of the organisation. These internships allow participants to see all three key stages of the organisation; the Set-Up, Conference Time & Take Down.
All the info on the different job opening & how to apply can be found HERE. Deadline: 20th February 2015
& a few other opportunities that might be worth a look are;
ISES (International Special Events Society) UK have a Job Opening for Operations Manager with an immediate start date, fantastic opportunity for any recent Graduates.
All information can be found here & the deadline is next Monday 19th January 2015!
Cheltenham Festivals is looking for a Music Festival Intern, to start in February for 6 months. Working as part of the team who produce and manage Cheltenham Music Festival, this is a great opportunity for students wanting to head into the festival side of the industry.
Closing date for this is also 19th January 2015 & all info can be found here.
Becoming Alan Sugar’s next Business Partner. The Apprentice Series 11 application opportunity is currently open till the 26th January 2015 – if you are looking to start your own events company once you graduate then why not give it a go, application forms can be found here.
Obviously these are all opportunities that need to be taken up NOW, as is the case most of the time when companies promote new job openings or internships.