Could I have a career change into events?

Annie wants to know more about retraining for a career in events.

Recently I’ve been made redundant from working within the hospitality industry and have finally had time to think about my career path without being forced to make a choice through education. 

The more I’ve thought about it, I think working within events is something I’d really be interesting in doing. Are there any different training schemes that I could look at or do for getting into events? Do you know of any ways I can apply?


— Annie Masters

Expert answers

Alistair McMillan's reply:

​Hi Annie. Sorry to hear about your redundancy.

There are many many courses out there that will provide you with the relevant training for a job in the events industry.  I Googles ‘event training’ and was presented with many different options.

Another way to find out more about the events industry would be to get in touch with some local music venues or arts centres, and seeing if they have any volunteer scheme that you could get involved with.  From that you would be able to meet face to face with the venue organisers who will be able to provide valuable information on the best direction for you.

I hope this has been of some help, do let me know if you have any more questions! - Ali

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