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Graduate Event Planner

£24,000 (OTE £27k)
London, Farringdon

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Luke Owen Edmunds

I am a Recruitment Consultant, working primarily on graduate jobs in the medical and healthcare sectors, as well as with the odd FMCG client!

My area of expertise

Through my time at Give A Grad A Go so far, I have had the opportunity to work on many roles in a variety of sectors. But because of my scientific background I enjoy working on the graduate jobs that we have on in the MedTech and HealthTech sectors.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I initially used Give A Grad A Go to help me find a job. I got to the final stages of lots of jobs, but nothing was quite the right fit for me. When I came in to talk to some of the Consultants here, one of them suggested that I come and interview here! I hadn’t considered graduate jobs in recruitment before, but upon careful consideration I thought that it would be an excellent chance for me to develop myself, as well as help out graduates who are going through exactly what I was.

The worst job I've had

I wouldn't say that I have had any really terrible jobs thankfully! However there have certainly been some tough moments that have not been too much fun. The closest I have come to quitting is when I worked on a sheep farm in Australia. It was the middle of summer, about 40 degrees and we were working in the wool shed. The roof was corrugated iron and only made it hotter - after a few hours of hard physical work I had definitely had enough!

Interested in events graduate jobs in London and want to kick-start your career at a thriving B2B marketing & events company?

Company profile

In this Event Planner graduate job, you will be joining a London-based global B2B marketing solutions and events company. Established over 30 years ago, they are producers of cutting-edge events and content – working across a wide range of sectors including insurance, banking, energy, technology and media. A global organisation, this market-leading conference company operate in Europe as well as Asia and the USA.

Job description

In this Event Planner graduate job, you will be responsible for your own conferences from day one. Through both desk research (reading relevant trade press and newspapers) and telephone research with industry specialists, you will acquire sufficient knowledge and expertise to write a conference programme that identifies and highlights the commercial issues in your sector, then will need to invite senior-level speakers to address the topics that you have identified as important. This role will give you the opportunity to develop your research, analysis and communication skills, as well as giving you an in-depth understanding of the industry sectors you are working in and the issues that are affecting markets and individual companies.

Key responsibilities

In this Event Planner job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Researching and analysing industries to identify commercial drivers
  • Writing creative conference agendas that attract top speakers
  • Identifying and inviting leading industry executives
  • Building relationships and industry knowledge for long term development of conferences
  • Project management: working with and briefing internal teams and clients

Job requirements

  • A 2.1 degree from a good university
  • Proven analytical ability
  • The ability to work independently and to communicate well with a wide range of people
  • Excellent written and spoken communication
  • Someone who is well presented, confident and enthusiastic

Benefits of the job

  • A competitive basic salary of 24,000 with an OTE of 27,000
  • Amazing offices in Farringdon
  • Gain exposure to industry experts across a variety of fields
  • Regular team and company nights out and events
  • Plenty of training provided

Looking for events graduate jobs in London and want to join an award-winning marketing and events company in the heart of the city? If you’re an ambitious graduate with great communication skills, apply for this Graduate Event Coordinator job in London today.

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