Event Jobs Overview The events industry is diverse and thriving in the UK. Event assistants , co-ordinators and ...
Event Jobs Overview
The events industry is diverse and thriving in the UK. Event assistants, co-ordinators and managers use flair and imagination to put the wow factor into promotional events such as exhibition openings, festivals, conferences, product launches and fundraising initiatives in the world of sport, entertainment and business. Roles vary depending on the nature of the event. Typical responsibilities include:
- Coming up with innovative ideas
- Booking venues and equipment
- Working with artists, celebrities, sport stars etc
- Negotiating contracts
- Managing budgets
- Health and safety
Some professionals specialise in events like holiday fairs or music festivals, while others cover the whole spectrum.
Event Jobs Education Requirements
No specific qualifications are required. A degree isn't essential, but the industry is very competitive, so a degree, HND or BTEC could help kickstart your career. Event management courses at colleges and universities have become increasing popular over the last decade, though you don't need a qualification in event management for entry into the profession. Subjects such as business, marketing, public relations or hospitality management could however give you an edge. The job requires a wide range of skills and employers will welcome people with practical experience gained in other professions such as marketing or public relations, or by helping organise charity events or doing an internship. With experience, promotional prospects are good.
Event Jobs Market
With more than 180,000 hospitality businesses in the UK, there's a raft of opportunities in the public, private and voluntary sectors for people in all positions - from casual positions such as event steward jobs to event director jobs who are responsible for the smooth running of an event from conception to completion.
Event Jobs Salary Information
Salaries vary depending on location and responsibility. Generally, starting salaries are around £15,000 to £25,000 a year, growing to £25,000 to £45,000 with experience. Managers can earn £50,000 to £70,000 and as much as £80,000 working for high-profile clients.