HBAA launches university placement scheme

The HBAA has launched a new placement scheme for university students studying for event management degrees.

The initiative, championed by the association’s newly appointed chairman, Chris Peacock, is expected to offer work placements to around 20 students in the first year and will culminate with a project-based competition to find the HBAA Student of the Year Award. 

Manchester Metropolitan, Leeds Metropolitan, Hertfordshire, Coventry, Plymouth and London Metropolitan Universities all support the HAA National Placement Scheme.

Feedback from the association’s membership supports the adoption of the scheme across lead hotel booking agents, venues and independent and hotel chains alike. 

The HBAA scheme will offer each student a full year certified industrial placement along with the benefit of the association’s respected programme of events and:

•  An insight of the events industry from both venues and agents perspective
•  Meaningful, measured and valuable placement
•  Provide HBAA members with a motivated member of staff, with future employment potential
•  All placement providers sign up to an HBAA code of practice to take part
•  Raise the profile of association members to universities, academic organisations and students as a valid and rewarding career path
•  Open new routes to future human capital for HBAA members

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