Student Participation

AoC Annual Conference & Exhibition

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Conference Sponsor & Media Partners

Student Work Experience Opportunities 2017

**The submission process is now closed.**
Students are an integral part of AoC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition and we are delighted to offer an amazing opportunity for the students of AoC member colleges each year to gain work experience at our flagship event.

We will be shortlisting and selecting the chosen candidates over the following few days and will inform all entrants by Monday 25 September.

Work experience

Following the success of the student engagement programme at last year’s conference, we will provide students with similar real-life work experience at the biggest event of its kind for the further education sector.

The chosen students will be working in one of the following categories:

  • Catering and waiter service (Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 November)
  • Event management (Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 November)
  • Floristry (Tuesday 14 November – awards dinner)
  • Performance (Tuesday 14 November – evening entertainment )
  • Press and media journalism (Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 November)

*Please note that eligible students will be required to demonstrate an adequate level of relevant skills and experience in the selected area, together with the maturity and enthusiasm required to assist a group of professional event managers and staff at the ICC, whose aim is to ensure the success of this well-established conference and exhibition.

Evening entertainment and performances

The evening performances this year are required for Tuesday 14 November and will be part of the new AoC Awards Dinner and drinks reception.

This much anticipated social focal point of the conference needs an equally distinctive performance.

We will be selecting a student or group of students who can entertain the audience at the awards dinner. We will also be selecting students to provide musical entertainment for guests during the drinks reception and at the awards dinner.

Successful candidates will be notified on Monday 25 September.

NOCN – Work Experience Students Sponsor

Closing date

The closing date for work experience and entertainment submissions is Friday 15 September 2017. We will be shortlisting and selecting the chosen candidates over the following few days and will inform all entrants by Monday 25 September.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and working with the successful students in Birmingham. If you have any questions, please contact the events team on 020 7034 9934.

NB: Student submissions are only open to AoC member colleges.

NOCN is a flexible and responsive not-for-profit charity that has been creating opportunities for thirty years. NOCN makes learning matter – in a competitive market, it is the clear ethical choice for vocational skills, apprenticeships and End Point Assessments (EPA). It is a professional and respected organisation, regulated by Ofqual as an Awarding Organisation and appointed to the Government’s RoAAO as an Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO). It provides thousands of vocational qualifications each year, alongside apprenticeship frameworks and now apprenticeship EPA. It is appointed to deliver EPA for over 29 apprenticeship standards in sectors including construction, finance and social care, making it one of the top AAOs in England. NOCN has a successful track record of working with Training Providers, Colleges and Employers to deliver high-quality learning opportunities that help people get on and improve their lives.

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