First event apprentice training programme launched

The first fully recognised and event industry created apprenticeship training programme has been launched by David Preston and Richard John.

David Preston, one of the programme's developers
David Preston, one of the programme's developers

Realise, a programme developed by former Kaspersky Lab vice president of marketing for Europe David Preston and Richard John, is ready to use and follows on from the announcement of the hire of its first event apprentice.

The company behind the training programme has been created by David Preston, who was part of the development team for the apprenticeship standard and has a thirty-year industry background. Preston has joined forces with events professional Richard John, to create the industry’s first specialist training company that will support event apprentices.

The new programme is positioned at level 3, broadly equating to A levels, and is open to UK residents aged 16 and over. It is positioned to be relevant across event management companies, exhibition organisers, third party agencies, venues, hotels and many other businesses within the events supply chain.

Mark Riches, who chaired the industry’s development of an event apprenticeship through the government’s Trailblazers initiative, said: "The apprenticeship movement in the UK events industry is really starting to gather pace. We have a bona fide, government apprenticeship scheme, we’ve got the first event apprentice in place, and now we have the first comprehensive training programme, it’s great news for the industry."

David Preston added: "It’s an 18-month programme, which has been created and approved by the government and is ready to support the first event apprentices. The syllabus is a combination of structured workplace learning and assessment, supported by a blended learning programme of online development and participation at specialist workshops. The material is designed to give a practical grounding for a career in event management that is designed to lead to an ongoing job upon completion."


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