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Venues and Events International is developing young events talent

by Stuart Wood

Venues and Events International is continuing to develop young talent in the events industry through its work experience programme.

The company provides placements for school and university students in the local area, who want to understand more around the industry to support their future.

Each summer, they have an intake of students who spend time with different departments, including accounts management, accounts, venue find, events, creative, production, EA and procurement, to determine where their skill set lies.

V&E International’s Anita Lowe said: “We believe that by providing an opportunity for students to get an insight into our industry, we can allow them to make informed decisions about their future careers.

“They can see how fast things move and the challenges that the team face to meet critical deadlines. We’d love to welcome them back if the opportunity was to arise – it’s a fantastic way for us to build our profile in the area and help develop local talent.”

Katie Clancy, a year 13 student who just finished a placement, said: “From my experience at Venues and Events International I have realised quite how much responsibility there is behind the planning of an event, and how important it is to go above and beyond for your clients.

“This placement has 100% made me want to get into events in the future as I’d love to be able to go on site to experience the actual event after all the planning that has taken place!”

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