Careers in Event Management

If you choose to study Event Management, you will develop a wide range of transferable skills throughout your degree which will lay the foundations for a career in events management, business or related disciplines.

There are a range of job opportunities in Event Management and related sectors. You could initially apply for roles such as Conference and Event Co-ordinator, Marketing Executive, Business Development Manager, Communications Co-ordinator, but several years down the line, you could be leading, inspiring and shaping the future of the visitor economy.

The average salary for a Events Co-ordinator is £25,059 per year in the United Kingdom based on 365 salaries reported on Indeed (updated on 13 Jan 2022).

General Event Management careers

Our Event Management graduates have gone on to work for local and international event agencies and plan a variety of events, including festivals, music concerts, weddings or community celebrations.

If you want to launch your own business or work for a start-up, you'll have the enterprising attitude and attributes that are needed, including resilience, self-awareness and independent critical thinking.

Digital Event Management careers

The events industry is evolving and we are witnessing some radical changes. Due to the COVID pandemic, there has been a significant rise of online and virtual events. As a graduate from this degree, you will be at the edge of the digital revolution, organising events in virtual, online and hybrid environments. Here are the types of roles you could go into:

Business and Corporate Event careers

Business travel is a multi-billion sector, which includes venues, hotels, event agencies and suppliers. Working for this sector opens a wide range of opportunities for professional growth of any Event Management graduate. Every multinational corporation has its own Event Department or protocol service.

You could work for luxury hotels as an Event Manager, being responsible for all events organised by the hotel clients. You could also find a job at a conference centre or exhibition company, planning large scale b2b (busines to business) or b2c (business to customer) events. Such jobs require a high level of strategic planning and leadership skills. 

Samantha O'Neill

Internship helped secure first graduate role

Real-world experience, an active mentorship and an internship helped Samantha secure her first graduate role. Having achieved a First Class honours degree in BA (Hons) Event Management, Samantha is now going from strength to strength at the Derby Conference Centre.

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Consultancy and Policy Making careers

More and more international destinations capitalise on events as key pillars of economic and socio-cultural development. Destination management organisations require experts who can work with big data, improve destination development strategies and predict future trends. As a graduate, you will be equipped with knowledge and skills to start your career in roles such as:

Related careers

Events Management graduates are also well-suited to a range of roles in the tourism or hospitality sectors, as well as allied industries such as marketing, PR or HR.

Further study

If you want to continue your studies at masters level, our undergraduate marketing degrees provides an excellent springboard to our MSc Event Management. Our MSc Event Management is ideal if you are looking to develop your leadership and management potential in the events sector.


Our Event Management course

Prepare to make an impact in an industry that’s expanding rapidly and looking for graduates with the right blend of practical experience and theoretical knowledge.

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