Events Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3

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This programme allows students to work in events. An events assistant is an entry level position that typically involves working within a team of people in an events company or within the events department of a larger organisation.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship, you will provide support to a number of events planners or project managers by carrying out a diverse range of tasks necessary to plan, organise and deliver an event. These tasks may include searching for the right location and venue for an event, working with the design team on the look and feel of an event, and organising logistics such as transportation and catering.

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Benefits / Skills

  • Gathering facts and collating information
  • Providing onsite assistance at an event.
  • Managing time effectively
  • Using event technology platforms and in-house bespoke software
  • Understanding clients’ needs
  • Managing and reconciling event budgets
  • Entry Requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising. Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Career Progression

    Corporate Events Assistant

    As a corporate events assistant you will organise corporate day sessions and make sure everything is in place the day before the event. In addition, you will proofread speeches for management, organise catering and be present onsite for any issues that may occur on the day.

    Assistant Wedding and Events Coordinator

    As an assistant wedding and events coordinator you will be the first point of contact for any events/wedding enquiries. In addition, you will plan each event while considering clients’ needs and will manage internal and external teams to meet deadlines.

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Level 4
  • Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 4
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    Course Details

    Study Type

    Full time

    Course Code

    73781-01

    Course Facts

    History

    The largest recruiters for events assistant roles are global hotel chains.

    Extra Curriculum

    92.7% of apprentices who used our recruitment service would recommend it to a friend.

    Labour Market

    The average salary for a qualified events assistant is £26,372.

    Course FAQs

    Will employers just use me for the jobs they do not want to do?

    No, you may start your apprenticeship completing basic tasks, but the whole point of your apprenticeship is to develop into a well-rounded member of staff. We will meet with your employer every eight weeks to make sure that they are supporting your development.

    Will I earn less money doing an apprenticeship rather than working full-time?

    The apprenticeship national minimum wage is currently £3.90 per hour, however, many employers offer more than this for their positions, as they want to attract high-quality candidates to their company. Every vacancy lists how much the wage is, so be sure to check these carefully to make sure that you are happy with how much the employer is offering.

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