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Scott Treeby, live events apprentice
Scott Treeby discusses being a live events apprentice at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
Scott was keen to gain a career in the events industry, and taking part in an apprenticeship provided an ideal route in. Following his apprenticeship, Scott was employed with the events team at Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Getting into live events
After completing a college course in Technical Theatre, Scott decided that university education was not for him.
He tried a number of jobs, including working as part of the entertainment team at Haven and supporting touring theatre productions, before starting his live events apprenticeship at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
Scott was working as an office temp at the Council when he saw the vacancy and thought it would be an ideal opportunity.
Doing a live events apprenticeship
"At first I was worried I would only be there to make the tea, but I learned so many valuable skills in events management."
During his apprenticeship, Scott worked on a range of events including food festivals, Christmas fairs, youth events, charity fundraising events and music events.
He helped to market the events, booked and set up equipment, and he also managed casual staff and volunteers.
Scott really enjoyed the variety of his role and being ‘in at the deep end’ with events management.
The tuition at college was particularly useful becausehe could share experiences, and the course tutor had lots of experience running events so could help with real life examples.
Taking on full-time employment
Scott went on to become employed full-time with the events team at Rhondda Cynon Taf, continuing to develop his events management skills, especially planning, fundraising and finance.
Scott said: “I would advise anyone who is committed to going further in their career to consider an apprenticeship.
"At first I was worried I would only be there to make the tea, but I learned so many valuable skills in events management. I also brought a lot to the organisation, introducing them to fresh and new ideas”.