Events Management and Marketing Work Experience
We are offering a series of two week events management and marketing work
experience placements during 2015. The placements will be focused on the New
Year's Resolution Show.
We receive hundreds of applications every year for work
experience placements. We do not take everybody, not just
because we can't, but because we do have some conditions on who
We offer two week long work experience placements throughout the
year, hence we can be quite flexible.
People who have undertaken work experience with us are
considered first when we have an entry level role available.
Our work experience placements are learning opportunities that help candidates gain entry level roles in the
events, marketing and PR sector. There is a mixture of coaching and activity. Feedback from candidates is very positive and suggests that time spent with us has been instrumental in gaining a job.
Unlike some placements we don't want people to learn how the photocopier works, how to make tea or how to chat to friends on Facebook. Those that undertake work experience with us participate as an active member of the team and will learn about
events, marketing and public relations through their experience.
You will be involved in constructive activity, the results of which
add real value to your CV. Typical tasks include
business-to-business exhibition space marketing and sales;
event planning; social media marketing, content creation and community building; editorial content gathering and creation (some news writing, some video creation); content management; search engine
optimisation; consumer marketing; email marketing; and customer relationship management.
The mix of activities depends on what's going on in the office at the time you're here. You will be encouraged to
take responsibility for particular projects which you can place on your CV to show prospective employers.
We do have some conditions that limit who we take on for work experience:
1) Our work experience placements are unpaid volunteer positions and no expenses are paid. However we invest a lot of time in the people who are successful in gaining a place with us. It's important that applicants are aware that they are not "doing us a favour" by joining our team for work experience. We
respect them for the time they're putting in to learning about
events, marketing and PR , and we expect them to respect the time we put into teaching
them about the industry.
2) We will not take final year students during the academic year UNLESS
the work experience is part of their assessed course work. We would rather they prioritise their degree and undertake
work experience after their finals.
3) Any applicants must have secured a place to stay in London for the time that they will be with
us. Long commutes from out of town really aren't conducive to a good work experience.
4) Whilst we recommend that people who undertake work experience with us put this on their CV, unfortunately we cannot offer an employment reference. These are reserved for paid employees.
5) When you write to us, include your CV and put your covering
letter in the body of your CV, not as an attachment.
Although the above is quite serious, we like to keep a fun and relatively informal atmosphere in our office. We want people who join us to be confident to express their ideas and to contribute to office discussions. It's important to speak up.
There's no dress code - you can wear whatever you like within
reason - although we do expect everyone to make the effort to dress smartly when meeting clients or attending events, as a mark of
respect to those we meet.
Finally, if u rite lik dis – DO NOT APPLY.
To apply for work experience with us, please send a covering
email with your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Do not apply by post.)