The new conference venue, which launches in spring 2020, will help fund the creation of a new portal for the initiative, which will provide access to all the necessary information for employers, apprentices and parents. The ambition is that the portal will become the “go to” place for information on all relevant apprenticeship programmes for the industry, not just those that the EMAP Board develop.
EMAP, formerly recognised under the Trailblazers brand, launched in 2017 with the objective of creating apprenticeship opportunities throughout the events industry. It has developed a government approved Level 3 Event Assistant apprenticeship, with and for employers, to allow industry specific training for those wishing to get into the events industry.
“There is a huge opportunity for apprenticeships in this industry, we have had success with the Level 3 programme and now want to expand the programme for more senior event management and other relevant roles across the breadth of the industry,” comments Sarah Wright, Chair of the EMAP Board. “Its credit to the eastside rooms for becoming the first partner to sponsor the scheme, allowing us to accelerate our plans to make this happen for the industry.”