2 Jul 2012
10 Pioneers are working together as a team to organise and host an event at the ‘Royal Opera House’, London.
- June: Training week
- June – July: Work experience
- July: Announcement of ‘Final 10’. Event planning begins
- August: Learning ‘on the ground’ at V Festival
- 7 September: ‘The Project’ showcase event at ‘Royal Opera House’, London
How the 10 Pioneers were selected:
In June, 100 Pioneers took part in an industry-recognised training day and were then matched with top companies across the UK for one week’s ‘work experience’.
During the week’s work experience, the Pioneers learnt the skills and ‘tricks of the trade’ necessary to organise and stage an event at one of the UK’s leading entertainment venues – the ‘Royal Opera House’, London.
At the end of their ‘work experience’ week, Pioneers’ performances were evaluated and 10 Pioneers were chosen to form ‘The Project’ team. ‘The Project’ team have been given a budget and tasked with organising and hosting an unique event at the ‘Royal Opera House’.
Richard Branson led the final judging process and will also be attending the finale event to see what the ‘Final 10′ Pioneers have achieved.
Now that the final ten have been selected, the challenge will really begin! They will have to come together as a team and make important decisions to create a fantastic event in September. I’m looking forward to seeing the final show! – Sir Richard Branson
Need to know
‘The Project’ showcase event takes place on 7th September. Selecting and booking entertainment and performers, organising the PR and ticketing, working remotely, and keeping to budget are just some of the challenges the 10 Pioneers will encounter but they’ll have the best help at hand. Not only have they been given the opportunity to learn the ropes backstage at V Festival, leading industry professionals are also acting as mentors and ambassadors so don’t be surprised if you recognise more than a few familiar faces in our behind-the-scenes episodes.
Wish you could join them? You’ll be able to follow your fellow Pioneers’ journeys all the way to London’s glamorous, world-famous ‘Royal Opera House’. We’ll keep you regularly updated with behind-the-scenes videos and photos.
Plus, the ‘Final 10′ are keeping you updated too so don’t forget to ‘Like’ our Virgin Media Pioneers page on Facebook, ‘Follow’ us on Twitter (#VMPTheProject) and register for your free tickets to the final event – Impatience Is A Virtue – at the ‘Royal Opera House’, London on 7th September.
Funded by Virgin Unite and delivered through Virgin Media Pioneers.
The Project is delivered through Virgin Media Pioneers in partnership with Virgin Unite. Virgin Unite is the not for profit foundation of the Virgin Group, founded by Richard Branson. Virgin Unite’s mission is to unite Richard and all the Virgin communities globally to use our entrepreneurial energy and resources to create change by driving business as a force for good in the world.