British Racing School
Margo W is an Events Manager for a racecourse. "I always had this passion for the horse racing industry, and I started off working in horse racing and worked in Australia for three years. When I returned from Australia, although I very much still enjoyed my job, I didn't really feel that there was that much of a future in it for me." So she went back to college to do a degree in equine science and got a job at a racecourse, but she still manages to go riding early every morning. She feels that she has a good career in management in the horse racing industry.
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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionJob holders in this unit group manage, organise and coordinate business conferences, exhibitions and similar events.
QualificationsThere are no formal academic entry requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades, a BTEC/SQA award or equivalent qualifications. Professional qualifications are available and may be required by some employers. Off- and-on-the-job training is available.
- Discusses conference and exhibition requirements with clients and advises on facilities;
- Develops proposal for the event, and presents proposal to client;
- Allocates exhibition space to exhibitors;
- Plans work schedules, assigns tasks, and co-ordinates the activities of designers, crafts persons, technical staff, caterers and other events staff;
- Liaises closely with venue staff to ensure smooth running of the event;
- Ensures that Health and Safety and other statutory regulations are met.