Event Management is a growing industry in the UK and according to recent figure it attributes for a significant portion of the UK economy.
Event Management is a growing industry in the UK and according to recent figure it attributes for a significant portion of the UK economy. This means that it is a good career option for someone looking for a career change or their first job. Firstly, there are already lots of career opportunities, so it is a good place to be right now. However, the growth that the industry is seeing suggests that there could be a bright future for those of us who work in Event Management now.
There are in total number of full-time jobs is 530,000, which allowing for children, older people and non-working parts of the population could support a city the size of Glasgow.
So what is it like to work in Event Management?
First thing, the main employer is meetings and conferences, as can be seen above. If you want to be successful in Events Management, you will need to be able to move and adapt to different types of events. This means that you need excellent soft skills to deal with different people and audiences.
Events run to set budgets, so you will need good budgeting skills and you will need to be able to plan your budget. It is important that you have good numeracy, accounting skills (but only limited) and the ability to plan the budget well.
Planning is key for the budget and your deadlines, so working to a plan and coordinating everything is key to being a success. You will need some leadership, negotiation, delegation and much more.
Those of you reading this, who work as PAs may be thinking that some of these skills are similar to your own jobs. This is because there are many transferable skills for a PA, so if you want to try and move into more of an Events role there is little holding you back.
However, of course you will need to adapt your skills to a new industry and use them in a different method. You will also need to learn some new skills for your new job.
To find out about short training courses for Event go to: Event Management Courses
All data taken from a 2011 report by the HBAA, the trade association for the hotel booking agency, apartment and venue community.