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Ashfield welcomes new intake to university placement scheme

Ashfield Meetings & Events has welcomed four new students to its university placement scheme, now in its fifth year

Pictured: Anna Bowman, Joe McLoughlin, Rebecca Crabbe and Amber Holgate

Ashfield Meetings & Events has welcomed four new students to its university placement scheme. 

The scheme, now in its fifth year, provides undergraduates with the opportunity to blend their educational theory with vocational insight and experiences through a year-long work placement. The scheme also allows the agency to strengthen relationships with academic institutions offering event management degrees.

Helen Capelin, head of operational excellence, said: “The students joining us this week are incredibly enthusiastic and excited about joining our agency and industry. 

“Following their week-long induction we will be looking to provide them with experiences and opportunities that will help demonstrate the realities of a future career in event management. This combines on-site and office-based work in addition to being enrolled in our comprehensive, awards-winning in-house training programme.”

Working with universities throughout the UK, Ashfield Meetings & Events invited candidates to attend an assessment centre in May before whittling the shortlist down to the final four students. Anna Bowman (University Of Gloucester), Rebecca Crabbe (Sheffield Hallam University) and Amber Holgate (Oxford Brookes University) join the agency as project executives while Joe McLoughlin (University Of Lancashire) joins as marketing assistant.

In addition to the new recruits, Ashfield Meetings & Events has recently welcomed back previous placement student Alex Gee as a project executive. 

Capelin said: “It is testament to the scheme that the placement students rejoin the agency when they have finished their studies. This year we are thrilled that Alex has returned and we will be ensuring she has continued professional development within our organisation.”

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