Mark Riches, chair of the industry advisory board, said: "Approval means we can finalise our training providers, launch the industry website for our apprenticeship scheme, and more importantly start to employ apprentice event assistants.
"It is an exciting moment in this 18-month process, and indeed a brilliant cross-industry effort to futureproof the skills of people in our industry".
The board is now looking for an indication from employers to see who would take on an events assistant apprenticeship, and indeed, how many. Business that require further information can contact Harriet Bullen, account executive at First Protocol, who is coordinating the scheme.
Read more about the apprenticeship in our interview with Riches here.
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