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ICC Sydney takes on record number for its AV grad program

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ICC Sydney takes on record number for its AV grad program
ICC Sydney is running its audio visual graduate program for the fifth time.

The Sydney convention and exhibition centre has taken on seven recruits in the latest iteration of its program which gives real world training and experience to new graduates from relevant tertiary courses.

“Our program is a proven pathway for candidates to experience delivering a diverse calendar of creative and complex events, developing their in-demand skills, all while working towards potential employment opportunities through the program that has retained 100 per cent of past graduates, progressing them through to casual and permanent roles,” said ICC Sydney’s director of audio visual services, Brian Nash.

Twenty-nine people have been trained through the previous four cycles of the graduate program, of which eleven were women – historically under-represented amongst AV professionals – and one was non-binary.

ICC Sydney’s CEO, Geoff Donaghy, said the program fast tracked talent into event careers.

“In step with trending attendee expectations for human-centric event technology outlined in our RESPECT: Shaping Events for Success report, ICC Sydney is committed to creating innovative events that connect with audiences of today and into the future,” said Donaghy.

“Our AV graduates play a pivotal role in this – they gain invaluable experience delivering exciting events to best practice, grow their careers as they are mentored by seasoned AV professionals – while helping us to future proof events of tomorrow.”

Through the year-long program, participants will be exposed to hundreds of events, from entertainment to business events and both local and international gatherings.

 “The ICC Sydney AV Graduate Program is well-known in the AV industry as the best entry-level professional development program in the country,” said Alexia Testa, who has been selected for the program this year.

“I’m looking forward to absorbing all the knowledge the team shares with me and grasping opportunities ahead as I work within each discipline of the AV department.”   

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