Ashfield Meetings & Events, a full-service global event management agency specialising in the healthcare sector, has taken on four new undergraduate students as part of their year-long university placement scheme.

The scheme, now in its sixth year, gives undergraduates the opportunity to experience the realities of a career in event management first-hand. Students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge whilst learning new on-the-job skills.

Ashfield Meetings & Events partnered with universities throughout the UK to encourage students to apply, with candidates participating in an assessment day in May. This year, four successful students progressed through and will join the event delivery teams within the agency. Agnes Morgan (University Of Plymouth), Hannah Whittaker (University Of Central Lancashire), Emily Clint (University Of Gloucester) and Immy Ford (Manchester Metropolitan University) are all studying event management and will join the business as Project Administrators.

The students are currently completing a comprehensive induction programme, which includes attending The Lab (the agency’s annual conference) on 26 July.

Helen Capelin (Head Of Operational Excellence) commented: “We are very proud of our undergraduate programme. For me personally, welcoming the new students each year is something I look forward to. The recent recruits performed outstandingly at the assessment centre and each has slightly different skills gained in and outside of university. We will support and develop the students throughout their year with us and give them opportunities that will fully prepare them for a career in event management when they graduate.”

In addition to the undergraduate students, Ashfield Meetings & Events welcomed back previous placement student – and recent graduate – Sarah Moore as Marketing Executive.

Ashfield Meetings & Events take on four new undergraduate students