Event industry work experience
I have been studying business studies in college with a specialised sector in my last year, which is Marketing. I love studying marketing as it is the creative side of a business, delivering value and service to the audience. I am planning in taking this further and study this at university.
What were your expectations for the work experience?
When I first started my placement I wasn’t excepting a lot in this industry but since working at Church House Westminster I have learned a lot. This was a great experience as I got to see the operations of running a successful venue holding events such as conferences and awards ceremonies for corporates in different industries which is very interesting as you learn new things every day, allowing me to have an insight into all the tasks that needed to be undertaken. I got to see how every department works and I worked heavily in the marketing side of the business which taught me new skills and to apply what I’ve been learning to real life.
What surprised you the most at Church House Westminster?
When I first started working here, I wasn’t aware of the events industry and had no idea how much fun it actually is. This is definitely something I would think of doing in the future! This job keeps you on your feet and there is never a dull day, there is always something to do. The event industry is really competitive which meant that I got to visit other venues to see how companies operates differently in the same industry, which was fascinating.
What else stood out for you?
I think being in I the heart of Westminster made me appreciate London a lot more. Westminster is so unique and I’ve had some surreal experiences while being at Church House Westminster.
The first week with the lovely Spring weather I was able to enjoy lunch in beautiful St. James’s Park and spotted Boris Johnson walking casually past me. I guess being near so many historic landmarks confirmed London’s popularity for events.
During the second week, Westminster Abbey hosted the memorial service for the Duke of Edinburgh which meant that I had a brilliant view of the crowds, and the guests arriving. Not forgetting the bells ringing out after the service across Dean’s Yard.