"We're losing new talent": M&IT Talks to Event First Steps

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M&IT editor Paul Harvey catches up with Event First Steps co-founders Caitlin Kobrak and Priya Narain to find out what the last year has been like for early career event professionals and what it's like trying to break into the industry in a pandemic...

"We've had a lot of students and recent graduates reach out to us, this year has been particularly hard. Not only is there very little job opportunities, people who had secured a position at the end of 2019 found themselves being made redundant or put on furlough.

"When there is an opportunity the talent pool for that job is now so much bigger, they are then finding themselves going up against people with years of experience, which is quite disheartening.

"Going through the year we've probably lost quite a bit of new talent that would have excelled, because they've had to look in other industries."

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Paul Harvey
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Paul Harvey
M&IT editor Paul Harvey is a journalist with more than 15 years of experience. He began his career in the local press, working for various titles across the north. Since joining M&IT in 2013, he has become a trusted and respected voice in the sector, championing event professionals and reporting on all aspects of the events industry for the brand.

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