The Graduate Conference Academy The Graduate Conference Academy is providing a week’s free training for a carefully selected group of quality graduates looking for intellectually challenging, well paid roles in marketing, content creation or sponsorship sales of business conferences.
One of the fastest growing sectors in media Conferences & Events are one of the fastest growing parts of business media and key roles within conferences are the conference producer or content manager, the marketing executive and sponorship sales. For these roles, you need to have a good degree from a leading university, be smart, intellectually curious, a good communicator, persuasive and commercially focused.
Bespoke training The Graduate Conference Academy is an intensive week-long course which will give you an in-depth understanding of the skills needed to succeed in conferences. Particular focus will be given to conference marketing, production and sponsorship sales as well as an overview of the market and the career paths available. The Academy is led by industry experts and includes guest presentations from top conference and media directors. The course will culminate in you presenting to industry leaders who are looking for new talent and graduate interns.
Totally free training for outstanding graduates As an organisation which supports the conference industry we are providing absolutely free training for ambitious, hardworking and passionate graduates to attend the Graduate Conference Academy. We limit numbers to ensure maximum value for those attending so if you think conferences are for you; apply for one of our scholarships now.
Internships and permanent placements with leading media companies Conference and media companies receive thousands of graduate CVs each week - by being a scholar of the Graduate Conference Academy and receiving our intensive training - you will have a huge advantage. Previous graduates have secured jobs and internships with companies including Terrapinn, IQPC, Capita Media and C5 Conferences. While we can't guarantee you a job, by having industry-focused, expert training and by working with us and our networks you will have the best chance possible.
In our graduate's words:
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"The Graduate Conference Academy was such a fantastic experience, and has really opened my eyes up to the conference industry. Louisa and Katherine succeeded in giving myself and the other graduates a comprehensive overview of both conference production and conference marketing, and have provided me with bags of knowledge and confidence which I can use to begin a career in the industry. A big thank you to Claire, Louisa, Katherine, and the guest speakers for giving me this opportunity!" Kathryn
"I think this is a fantastic initiative and I spent a couple of really enjoyable and rewarding hours presenting at the Academy. It was really refreshing to see a group of people who were so enthusiastic, keen to learn and not afraid to ask questions. At Incisive Media we always recruit at a graduate level – the main problem is finding the right people who understand what a career in events marketing entails, so having met a group of very impressive graduates, I now know where to come…" Ben Wood, Marketing Director, Incisive Media