The Eventice competition, an Apprentice-style competition for final year event management undergraduates seeking to secure a role in the industry, is back for 2014 and organiser ESP Recruitment is looking for an employer to offer the lucky winner a job.
Now in its fourth year, the competition will see students go head-to-head in a variety of challenges including video production and speed interviews, culminating in a panel presentation for the final, which will be held at the Event Production Show, Earls Court 2 on 11-12 February 2014.
Previous Eventice winners have earned roles with industry professionals including Blitz Communications, George P Johnson, Excel London and Tarsus Exhibitions.
Event and experience marketing agency, George P Johnson, has already committed its support for the third year running and ESP hopes to find a second employer to be able to offer positions to two graduates from the final 12.
“Eventice candidates and winners have all demonstrated a passion for the industry and a drive to succeed; some of the tasks we set can certainly be a challenge,” said ESP Recruitment’s Managing Director, Liz Sinclair. “We are pleased George P Johnson has confirmed its support again for the 2014 competition and are now looking for a second company to offer the top two graduates the chance to make their first steps into the industry.
“Ideally, we are hoping to find a company with a graduate role in operations or logistics, something the successful candidate can really get their teeth into, and that will offer good, long-term career progression, ” Sinclair added.
The vacancy will need to be available from June 2014.
Ben Parkinson, Commercial Director at teambuilding company Bluehat Group who have run the competition for the last three years, was pleased to see four jobs offered in the 2013 edition.
“All the graduates competing were motivated and eager to learn which inspired the companies involved to employ more than just the single space they had promised,” he said. “The whole process gives employers a much greater opportunity to see potential employees in a range of different situations over a 48-hour period than you would get with the standard interview process. It’s a huge testament to the whole Eventice competition that not only are the winners highly employable, but the finalists too.”
ESP Recruitment has announced Mash Media as a media partner for Eventice 2014 and the publisher will be lending its full support to the competition, across Conference News, Access All Areas, Exhibition News and the Event Production Show.
Companies with viable employment opportunities should contact Liz Sinclair on 0207 299 2960 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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