|Introduction to student & graduate events jobs at sporting venues|
|When it comes to events jobs, there are many different types that would be suitable for students
and young people who are looking for entry level jobs; especially those who would like to work flexible hours. With
that, of course, comes a whole host of different venues where events jobs could take you. Depending on the company
you work for, events jobs could see you working at the same venue all the time or, if you live in an area that sees
lots of different events - such as London for example - and you are working for a staffing agency, events jobs
could take you to lots different locations and venues.
Whichever type of venues you work in, you can bet your bottom dollar you are never going to be bored. Events jobs are hard work but can be great fun - and you are earning money at the same time, too, of course. One type of venue where events jobs are obviously going be common is within the United Kingdom’s sporting venues. If you are a sports fan, imagine doing catering assistant jobs or event steward jobs, for example, and earning money while you get to see perhaps some of the United Kingdom’s top sporting events. No queueing for tickets or even paying for tickets; you are a part of the event and you could be the envy of your friends.
|What sort of sporting venues are there?|
|The United Kingdom is packed with sporting venues of all varieties and chances are, you either
live close to one or more or you are studying close to one. These are all places where graduate events jobs, entry
level catering assistant jobs, event steward jobs - to name just a few - could be available.
|What sort of events jobs do students do at sporting venues? It’s not just sport!|
|If you are a big sports fan then events jobs at sporting venues are going to suit you down to the
ground. You may even get to meet some of your sporting heroes in person! How good would that be? But for all you
students and young people out there who are just not into sport at all, does that mean you have to rule out
sporting venues as places to look for events jobs? Absolutely not! Sporting venues tend to host a whole variety of
different types of events such as weddings, corporate meetings, exhibitions, professional development courses and
major live music concerts. Wembley stadium jobs for example could see you doing events jobs at the hottest gigs of
Let’s take a look at some of the types of events assistant jobs out there in the United Kingdom’s sporting venues:
Event Steward Jobs and Event Security Jobs
Event steward jobs involve a variety of duties. At sports venues, you could be directing traffic to car parks, checking tickets when people enter the stadium, monitoring crowd safety, showing people to their seats. Steward jobs can be for one off events such as a cup final or a tennis competition, for example, or it could be a weekly job such as Arsenal steward jobs, where you would be covering regular match days and cup competitions. For some types of event security jobs, licenses are required and if you would like more details on these types of roles, click this link to read the E4S dedicated section on event security jobs.
Whatever types of events are taking place, sporting venues are always going to be serving food and drinks of some description. Catering assistant jobs at events can be perfect for students as many of them are entry level jobs.
Retail events jobs
Many events at sporting venues will have a retail section where those attending can buy programmes, souvenirs, memorabilia or other official merchandising. These types of events jobs will require you to deal with cash, operate the tills and restock shelves and other areas.
Cleaning and Facilities Management Events Jobs
Cleaning jobs and maintenance jobs could be available to students and young people looking to do entry level jobs. During the event, staff are needed to maintain and clean toilets and catering areas and are also stationed around the sporting venue to pick up litter and clean any spillages which might cause a danger to people’s safety. And after the event has taken place, all the attendees have gone home, the staff have left and the sporting venue is empty, what happens after that? That’s where the cleaning team come in. Events jobs such as this are often done by specialist agencies, many of which could have student jobs available in both cleaning jobs and maintenance jobs. Training is provided for those cleaning jobs where the use of specialist cleaning equipment is necessary.
If you think cleaning and maintenance jobs in events could be right up your street, whether at sporting venues or other venues around the United Kingdom, take a look at our dedicated in depth article. Here you will find more information about the types of facilities management jobs that could be suitable for students and young people looking for entry level jobs. There is also information about the types of venues where you could be working. Click the link to read more about facilities management jobs .
|How much do you get paid for working at sporting venues?|
|Wages for events jobs at sporting venues will vary depending on the work you are doing, your
previous experience (if any) and the company you are working for. Entry level events assistant jobs should pay at
least minimum wage, depending on your age, and some events jobs such as waiting on tables and bar jobs could mean
you get extra money in the form of tips. For graduate events jobs such as events management jobs, the salary could
vary depending on the size of the events taking place.
|Will sporting venue events jobs look good on my CV?|
|Well, of course events jobs at sporting venues are going to look good on your CV. By doing this
type of casual work, you will have picked up lots of valuable work experience, developed transferable skills and
also shown that you are proactive by going out and getting a job in the first place. Events jobs, whether they are
bar jobs, catering jobs, football steward jobs or working in retail and merchandising, mean you have shown you can
work as part of a team. Teamwork is essential in events jobs and this is a valuable skill to develop to take you
onto your future graduate career.
|Where can students find events jobs at sporting venues in the UK?|
|Students and young people who are interested in entry level events jobs at sporting venues around
the United Kingdom can either find work directly with the venue itself or through staffing agencies who supply
catering teams or cleaning teams, for example, to various venues.
And the good news is, many of these agencies and sporting venues advertise both seasonal jobs and also long term work with flexible hours through E4S - great for students who need to fit jobs around their studies and work extra hours during the holidays. Here are just some of the companies you could consider for events jobs.
Event security jobs and event steward jobs
|Facilities management and cleaning jobs|
|Students and young people looking to work at sports venues doing maintenance jobs and cleaning
jobs could find work with
The Resource Network, mentioned above, and
Combined services Provider.
These are just a few suggestions of companies who advertise events jobs at sporting venues via E4S. Why not take a look to see if there could be vacancies close to where you live? You could be doing events jobs, meeting lots of new people and attending some of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious events, sooner than you think...