Event News

15 May 2023

CloserStill Media Invites Applications for 2023 Graduate Programme

CloserStill Media Invites Applications for 2023 Graduate Programme
London: Monday, 15 May 2023: CloserStill Media are today welcoming applications for the wildly successful Graduate Programme, which aims to create the next generation of event industry stars.

Joe Leadley, Head of Telemarketing and orchestrator of the Graduate Programme said:

"We’ve always focused on fostering entry-level talent at CloserStill Media. We aim to offer graduates a stepping-stone into the events industry and arming them with new skills & knowledge. But over the pandemic we had the chance to formalise these activities which evolved into the Graduate Programme. To see our work come to fruition in a big way over the last two years is something both myself and the company are very proud of. We are looking for the next crop of bright and eager graduates who are ready to explore their potential" in events to join us over summer."

The graduate programme runs from 3rd July for eight weeks and gives participants the opportunity to work across a range of departments including Marketing & Content, Digital, Data, Operations and Sales. All participants are paid for the eight weeks and will have the opportunity to interview for a permanent role at CloserStill at the end of the programme. The programme was also recently shortlisted for the AEO’s Best Company Initiative Award.

Hannah True, Marketing Executive, participated in the 2021 programme and recently won Best Newcomer to the Industry Award at the 2023 Exhibition News Awards. About her experience in the programme, True said:

“Having participated in the inaugural CloserStill Media graduate programme in 2021, I was exposed to an incredible range of opportunities that I would not have thought possible. Through the 8-week programme, I had the chance to work in different departments, which ultimately led me to discover my passion for marketing.”

“For those who are interested in pursuing a career in the events industry, but are unsure which path to take, I highly recommend this programme. I went from feeling of confusion about where I wanted to go in my career to becoming EN Best Newcomer in under two years. And this was all thanks to the invaluable guidance and support provided by CloserStill Media and this programme.”

Another participant, Kelvin Alfred, is currently working as a Delegate Sales Manager. About his experience, Alfred said:

“I joined the Graduate Programme last year after graduating in Pharmaceutical Science & Business. I fell out of love with what I had studied and was very anxious of joining an industry I had limited knowledge and experience in. Joining this programme was an invaluable opportunity for me to gain hands-on experience and learn how each department brings an event to life. It was a very nurturing experience; everyone was so welcoming and willing to help. By the end of it, CloserStill felt like a family.”

“I used to be introverted and lacked confidence to speak to people. Thanks to this programme, I now work in the delegate sales team for the company’s flagship show. I highly recommend this programme for not only those who have an interest in events but also those looking to explore a new career path.”

For more information and to apply for the graduate programme, please visit https://careers.closerstillmedia.com/jobs/2808916-new-graduate-program-2023-events-organisation

About CloserStill Media

CloserStill Media specialises in high-value, content-driven events and the nurturing of B2B or professional communities. The company operates events across a wide range of vertical sectors in Euope, the U.S. and Asia, with operations in the U.K., New York, California, Germany, Spain and Singapore. Our portfolio includes some of the fastest-growing and multi award-winning events, including DevLearn, London Vet Show, Data Centre World, Tech Week London, eCommerce Expo, E-Show Madrid, New York Vet, The Pharmacy Show, Learning Technologies, and The Dentistry Show.

CloserStill is the fastest-growing exhibition organiser in international markets according to the eighth annual Sunday Times International Track 200. In addition, the Financial Times FT1000 Index named CloserStill the fastest growing exhibition organiser in Europe. CloserStill's ranking is the highest of any exhibition organiser since the Sunday Times Fast Track series inception.

In the last 10 years, CloserStill has been repeatedly recognised as a leading innovator, with its teams and events winning multiple awards (over 70 in total) including Best Trade Show, Best Launch Exhibition, Best Brand Extension, Rising Star, Best Operations Team, Best Salesperson, Best Event Director, Team of the Year and many more. CloserStill was voted 'Most Respected Company of the Year' at the 2016 Association of Event Organisers Excellence Awards.