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Ceurwyn Humphreys, live events apprentice

 6 December 2012

Ceurywn Humphreys talks about learning events management as an apprentice with It’s my Shout Productions.

As part of the team at It’s My Shout, Ceurwyn is helping to organise a range of events across Wales, including professional productions and glitzy award ceremonies.

Getting into live events

Before the apprenticeship Ceurwyn was doing a media course at college and wanted to be a cameraman.

I've learnt so much about the industry in the last month.

During the summer, an opportunity came up to work on locations with It’s My Shout Productions supporting a film shoot. Ceurwyn took the role of locations manager for the film ‘Dragon Chaser’. When the opportunity arose to take part in live events apprenticeship with It’s My Shout, Ceurwyn grabbed it with both hands

Organising an event at Wales Millennium Centre

The first event Ceurwyn helped to organise was a high profile Award Ceremony and Gala Evening at Wales Millennium Centre featuring a film he had made over the summer. As well as working behind the scenes, Ceurwyn also won an award at the event for ‘best production assistant’.

Ceurwyn is now project managing a graduation event for last year’s cohort of apprentices. He is also spending time with Theatr Genedlaethol helping to organise their live events as well as travelling across Wales as part of the team at It’s My Shout.

Learning on the job

Ceurwyn is learning a range of skills, including some he didn’t know were part of event management. For example, he recently wrote a traffic management plan for an oudoor event.

“I’d never even heard of a traffic management plan before I started my apprenticeship.

“I’ve learned so much about the industry in the last month. I’m enjoying learning on the job and being straight ‘in at the deep end'"

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