C&IT partners Parrimark for graduate survey

C&IT magazine has linked up with Parrimark Technology to help drive the latest part of the event software specialist’s education initiative, ‘Today’s People, Tomorrow’s Potential’ (TPTP). This month Parrimark is carrying out a survey entitled ‘Student vs. employer, expectation vs. reality’, with C&IT handling the employer research, designed to establish the latest trends amongst agencies in relation to event graduates. Elsewhere, the survey will question students and recent graduates, with the overall aim of establishing the gap between undergraduates perceptions of the events industry and the reality. The survey asks a series of questions relating to both parties expectations of industry working hours, travel, salary and where the skills gaps are for graduates entering the industry from an employers perspective. “The results will allow the TPTP Forum to develop guidelines for employers which will help them provide the correct advice, support and education for new joiners,” said Parrimark Technology chief executive Michael Scroop. “The guidelines will aim to ensure we attract and maintain the best new talent to our industry.” As well as Scroop, the TPTP forum is made up of leaders from across the industry including Westminster University senior lecturer Rob Davidson, Confex Group event director Duncan Reid, Twickenham Experience sales and marketing manager Kevin Maxwell and Novotel London West General Manager Michael Slone.

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