Conference Care recruits students as part of HBAA National Placement Scheme
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- Created on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:58
Conference Care recruits students as part of HBAA National Placement SchemeVenue sourcing and event management agency Conference Care are pioneering the new HBAA National Graduate Placement Scheme by recruiting two undergraduates.
The scheme, a key objective for the HBAA for 2012, offers a full year certified industrial placement along with the benefit of the association’s respected programme of events. It is a unique opportunity for students to gain knowledge of the events industry from a venue or agent’s perspective.
Coventry University is one of a number of universities which offers Event Management related degrees and is supporting the initiative. Following a visit from Director Chris Peacock in February to promote the scheme, the company were inundated with applications. After a vigorous selection process, two 12 month placements were offered to Jade Smith and Vesela Asenova, who are studying for a BA Honours Degree in Events Management.
The students are delighted to have been selected. Jade Smith said ‘it was great to have a personal visit from a Director of an agency to the University; it gave us a valuable insight into the workings of a real business. There are so few opportunities available within the Industry it is fantastic to be given a chance, and getting a place on the scheme is very exciting, I can’t wait.’ Vesela Asenova agreed, saying ‘the company continues to flourish despite tough economic conditions, and I believe has a lot to teach us about all aspects of the Industry.’
The students will begin their placements in July and September of this year at the company’s head office in Coventry. Director Andrew Deakin said ‘the Scheme is about developing future talent for the sector. By helping students get the best start they can, we are supporting the Industry, and investing in both their future and our own.’
Pictured from left to right: Chris Peacock, Jade Smith, Vesela Asenova and Andrew Deakin