Ashfield Meetings & Events launches university placement scheme

Ashfield Meetings & Events has launched its third university placement scheme, with five new undergraduates joining the agency yesterday (1 July) for a year.

Ashfield Meetings & Events launches university placement scheme
Ashfield Meetings & Events launches university placement scheme

The agency shortlisted 12 undergraduates who then took part in an assessment in May, which consisted of individual presentations, group exercises, a tour of the head office facilities, a company overview presentation, question-and-answer sessions and IT tests.

The five undergraduates who have been selected to take part in this year’s scheme are Katie Mason, Alexandra Gee, Rebecca Davison, Matilde Liegis and Charmain Stapane, all who are studying for event management degrees.

Helen Capelin, head of operational excellence, said: "We are delighted to welcome the new class of undergraduates this week.

"Following initial inductions, we will be registering them in our comprehensive internal training programme and looking to provide them with experiences and opportunities that will help demonstrate the realities of a future career in event management.

"We have just completed the second year of our scheme and have had a very high calibre of undergraduate. So much so that we have made employment offers to several of them to return to careers with us once they have completed their studies."

Ashfield Meetings & Events recently appointed Jessica Dodsley following her participation in the agency’s 2012 university placement scheme where she worked with the operational account team.

The agency first began the scheme in 2012 to strengthen relationships with academic institutions that offer event management degrees.

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