It’s Aberdeen Freshers' Week! Whether you're beginning your first year or completing your final one, a career ahead is likely to be top of mind.
At P&J Live, we are engaged in several mentorship programmes. We know that upcoming talent will one day be running the show, so if we can directly mentor and share our expertise, it helps everyone out. From course contributions at RGU and hands-on experience with NESCOL students to Career Ready initiatives or in-house placements, to a wide range of upcoming talent – we nurture the talent of the future.
But don’t just take it from us. We want you to hear from Madeline Lenthall (also known as Madz) who can provide insight into her journey from student placement to graduation with First Class Honours, and how she ultimately landed a permanent role in P&J Live's busy events team.
DIGITAL MARKETING @ RGU
“I studied Digital Marketing at RGU and was part of the first-ever cohort of undergraduates in Scotland for this degree. It covered a range of traditional marketing principles with a focus on the ever-evolving digital marketing strategies and tools! I learned about a huge number of concepts including social media, filmmaking, search marketing, PR, web design and so much more. I particularly really enjoyed covering filmmaking and developing my editing skills.”
STUDY & WORK LIFE
In 2022 Madz joined the Marketing team on a student placement facilitated between RGU and P&J Live for 12 weeks.
‘I absolutely loved my time on placement at P&J Live – I didn’t want it to come to an end! The marketing (and wider) team welcomed me with open arms and taught me so much about putting into practice the concepts I had learned at university in an industry setting. I got to help with the writing and scheduling of social media posts, creating website content, as well as filming, editing, and producing a behind-the-scenes video series. This project tied in nicely with my interest in filmmaking and gave me the chance to meet and get to know all the departments that help to ensure the success of the venue.’
You can watch the We Make Memories series here.
Madz graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Digital Marketing from Robert Gordon University this Summer! She is now an Events Executive at the venue working alongside the rest of the events team.
“I learned so much about working and communicating with colleagues at all levels of a business during my work placement and at university. This, along with the amazing support and feedback I had from my supervisor and colleagues regarding the work I produced, really helped to grow my confidence and self-belief which is something I feel hugely contributed to helping me get to where I am now. Although I now work in a different department, the positive relationships and confidence I built during my placement gave me an excellent foundation for my new role with the events team.
My advice to those starting out is to attend as many events as you can! And if possible, try to work at them – this may be as a volunteer, perhaps even in a department that wouldn’t be your first choice. You can’t underestimate how much you can learn and pick up purely from being in/around and involved with different events.
Here is the advice Madz would give to herself if she were to restart university:
I’d tell myself to enjoy it and work hard, but don’t worry! Everything always seems to work out in the end.
For more useful information take a look at some of the links below:
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?
You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.
- How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?
P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.
- How do I register for access to venue presale?
For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.
To gain access to our exclusive venue presale, sign up to our newsletterhere and we will send you an email with the presale link for tickets go on general sale!
- How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?
Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.
- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.