Major Events is a dynamic, knowledge based creative industry which requires a wide range of high quality skills including - business and finance, marketing, media and communications, and event production and presentation.

A strong Welsh skills base is vital in developing a sustainable events industry and we are working with the industry, sector skills councils and education and training providers to enhance Wales’ professional competence and capability as a world class events destination. These pages provide information on the training and development opportunities available in Wales.    

Creative Apprenticeships

Creative and Cultural Skills (CCS)is leading the campaign to change recruitment culture in the creative sector. They have created the first specialist apprenticeship frameworks within the creative sector. If you are interested in an apprenticeship/internship or employing an apprentice, visit the Creative and Cultural Skills website.

For general apprenticeship information, view the education and skills pages on the Welsh Government website.

Volunteering at Events in Wales

Successful major events can inspire and engage individuals and communities through volunteering. One of our objectives is to increase the number and diversity of volunteers from Wales, recruited for major events in Wales.

As with training, we seek to identify as many volunteering opportunities as possible with supported events. Any suitable volunteering opportunities will normally be publicised through individual event websites but may also be highlighted on these pages with appropriate information links.

Volunteering opportunities for other events in Wales may also be promoted through the following channels:

Education

There are numerous higher education venues across Wales featuring event management on their curriculum.