This is a call out to the events industry to look at themselves and work with us to create some amazing opportunities for the eventprofs of the future
A message from Richard Waddington

“There’s been a lot in the press recently about apprenticeships, with the government talking about inappropriate degrees that would be more suited to apprenticeships, graduates not being able to afford university and turning to apprenticeship degrees and apprenticeships creating more openness to a far greater diverse workforce, which is exactly what we’ve been banging on about for the last six months.

Whilst coming from a privileged, socially economically sound family background, I certainly didn’t have the qualifications from school or in fact interest in going to university.

At fourteen I was fortunate enough to get a job at the local hotel in Malvern where I was working at weekends and holidays and where I eventually enrolled on a Trainee Manager scheme with them.

I loved the catering and hospitality industry, worked hard and excelled, struggled with my dyslexia and ADHD (both officially undiagnosed), ran the biggest in-house facilities for Warburg/UBS in the city, opened Spencer House for Lord Rothschild, then taking the leap of faith when offered the chance to work for Mastercard and create their events around their sponsorship of Euro96’, this is where I fell into events and First Protocol was born.

What I’m trying to say, amazing things happen when people put their mind to it and most importantly grasp the opportunity – but it takes someone else to also make a leap of faith and make the opportunity available – so this is a call out to the events industry to look at themselves and work with us to create some amazing opportunities for the eventprofs of the future.”

NEWSDo you want to know how to set up event apprenticeships in your organisation?
On Thursday 14 September we ran our first webinar to discuss the events apprenticeship initiative, the importance of apprenticeships for the events industry and emphasised the need for major corporations to engage in them.

We were joined by Matt Franks at DRPG who talked us through their apprenticeship journey and the value apprenticeships have on the organisation.

Watch here

MindWorks benefits from its first ever apprentice

MindWorks Marketing‘s door. She’s now learned loads and achieved a distinction on the Marketing Executive apprenticeship, accredited by the CIM ( The Chartered Institute of Marketing).
Read how one of the apprenticeship providers helped them put an apprenticeship in place.

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Looking to take on a new apprentice?

If you’re looking to take on new apprentices for their first role after leaving full-time education, check out the Department for Education‘s new resources on Career Starter Apprenticeships.

Discover how you can shape your future workforce by offering apprenticeships across different sectors and hear from real apprentices who are ready to take their first step into the professional world.

You can also find out how to ensure your recruitment practices are youth-friendly.

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The Power of Events Unveils Four Nations Roadshow to Launch Event Industry Insight App
This unique roadshow will traverse the four nations, igniting enthusiasm and showcasing the immense potential of this groundbreaking app.

It is designed to be an innovative tool for industry partners to help them with their insight/data and research needs, leveraging the unique cross 7 sectors supporter community and trust in The Power of Events mission.
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Help us to help you!

We are looking for volunteers to spare an hour each month to form a trailblazer group to help with the review of the current apprenticeships standards.

We’ve had some people put themselves forward but we have some gaps that we could really do with filling:
👉 Bespoke Sport Events
👉 Music and Live Performances
👉 Outdoor events and Festivals
👉 Public and Third Sector
👉 Weddings and Private Events

Is there anyone that you have come across that could fill one of these slots? 
Ideally we want two reps from each area from different sized #employers.

The trailblazer group must be a group of employers and reflect those who employ people in the occupation, including small employers.

Register here

Do you want to be involved?
Events Apprenticeships are proud to have a growing community of supporters and partners across the events industry, to help us develop and promote event apprenticeships, to enable people from all backgrounds and ages to gain experience and relevant professional qualification.

To join these leading organisations and support our initiative, get in touch…Support us

We still need financial support…Companies that support us now will have their profile displayed on the Events Apprenticeships website and recognised as founding partners (or similar).We were asked for some guidelines on what to give, but it’s totally up to you just please do support us support you! Individuals – £25.00 Small Co’s (up to 15 people): £250 Medium Co’s up to 60 people: £750 Large Co’s (60 people and above): £2000

If you would like to support this great initiative, you can do so by pledging or donating via our Crowdfunding page >> Crowdfunder

If you prefer to donate via an invoice, please email us and we can arrange this for.
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