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Event Management graduate with additional PRINCE2 qualification. Since graduating three years ago, I have worked in roles that have enabled me to build on the skills I already have and learn new ones whilst also realising that the industry I am most interested in is advertising. I have spent the last year travelling around New Zealand and Australia and am now looking for a foot in the door of the marketing world.
This temporary role included acting as front of house for all clients and business associates of Mercedes Benz whilst also taking a high volume of phone calls. Despite only being contracted for a short period of time, I took on a large proportion of responsibilities from the Head Receptionist such as making travel arrangements, booking meeting rooms and liaising with the Marketing Manager on upcoming events.
Based on the South Island of New Zealand, The London is a new addition to the Queenstown area. My position was to increase awareness of the venue with both the locals and tourists using various promotional strategies. Other responsibilities included; creating and maintaining a positive reputation around a town that is know for having a high turnover of visitors; liaising with other businesses; building a rapport with prospective and current customers.
My role within Trinity M, a claims management company, was to support the theft team in the smooth progression and efficient running of claims whilst also ensuring that we do not fall subject to possible fraudulence. I worked closely with our fraud department to uncover anomalies that required further investigation and arranged appointments so that these concerns could be examined fully with our policy holders. Other duties included; keeping a detailed record of all substantiation that was used as supportive evidence for a claim as well as paying invoices and monitoring supplier activity.
This multi-faceted temporary position for Framestore, a visual effects studio that has received global recognition for it's Bafta and Oscar award-winning work, was extremely beneficial for my progression as a personal assistant. The role required me to be discreet about upcoming projects and was predominantly set around the diary management of not only 15 runners a day but also one of the Co-Founders, Alison Turner. It was a demanding position to be in but hugely rewarding and my daily duties included; arranging meetings and taking minutes; departmental budgeting; logistical management; sole responsibility over priceless film memorabilia and awards; supplier relations and assisting in the organisation of company events with specific reference to the Paddington Bear screening.
During my 3 years at University, I built up a substantial amount of knowledge of the Event industry; how it works, how it's progressed over the years and the importance of it within various contexts. However, I also learnt about business, marketing and law as these are topics which are strongly associated with the industry. Whilst studying, I was invited to attend a PRINCE2 Practitioner course as a result of achieving top grades within my graduating class. This additional project management qualification has been very helpful in the various positions that I have held since graduating as it is one that can be adapted to any situation.
PRINCE2 is a project management qualification that can be used within any workplace as it is easily adapted dependant on the size of a team, the focus of a project, the length of time to complete a project among many other factors.