An events agency has created a new paid internship.
Ellie Montague is the first person to take up the one-year position at TRO where she will be the contact for administrative duties.
The events team administrator will also help to source venues, organise events, and plan communications
Ms Montague joins TRO from Sheffield Hallam University where she has completed her second year of BSc in Events Management.
The agency is collaborating with the university to develop an international events management with experiential marketing course to start in September next year.
TRO will help with the development of course materials as well as the delivery of some of the course content, and providing real-life case studies for the students to work on. In addition, successful students will have the opportunity to work within the agency on one-year work placements, as well as post-graduation.
Nicky Morgan, TRO’s group talent director, said: “This initiative forms the basis of TRO’s drive to discover and nurture the future talent of the event marketing industry. A number of our account executives and managers have either studied at Sheffield Hallam, or joined us on work placements, so it feels entirely natural to formalise our association in this way.”
Mark Norman, the recruitment lead for events management at Sheffield Hallam, said: “This course will provide students with fantastic and unique opportunities to develop skills that are highly in-demand from employers in a growing global sector, as well as benefitting from a year working in industry that gives them the opportunity to put their learning into practice and learn valuable on-the-job skills before they graduate.”