There are a lot of different resources available to assistants. From magazines, blogs, exclusive membership clubs to events and exhibitions. Some resources are better than others and we do have a lot of choice. So where do we begin? Well I thought I would offer one of the great resources a chance to introduce themselves to the Practically Perfect PA readers and tell us a little more about what they do and how they can support assistants in, what I think is, one of the world’s toughest jobs! Folks, let me introduce you to PA Life.
PA Life magazine is published six times a year and includes a mixture of lifestyle features, updates on suppliers, industry news and articles on how to improve professional skills. The magazine subscription is entirely free to anyone who works as a PA, EA or senior admin professional. The PA Life website also has lots of great resources for assistants. At the moment they are offering one very lucky assistant the chance to win a wine-and-dine experience at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Raymond Blanc’s Cookery School. Here are a few more details on the experience…
The evening begins at 6pm with a visit to the cellar to enjoy specially selected wines with one of the hotel’s knowledgeable sommeliers. Rich with information about all elements of wine from growing the grape vines, to decanting and pouring, they are here to help you learn and enjoy. From the cellar it is a short journey to the Raymond Blanc Cookery School where you will be greeted with champagne and canapés.
Your evening will continue with a fabulous four-course dinner with sommelier-selected wines while you watch our tutors create the dishes for you to enjoy. The experience ends with the presentation of recipes and tasting notes, as well as your own chef’s jacket to take home to wear whilst entertaining friends and family.
Sounds pretty amazing, right? For more details on how to enter click through to the PA Life Website.
PA Life Training Courses
PA Life is running a variety of training courses throughout the year. The first event takes place on 1 May 2014 at Emirates Stadium, London. The event consists of four brand new training sessions for assistants who want to improve their career prospects. Each session is full of practical, hands-on information.
The event is conveniently scheduled over half a day, with the sessions repeated in the afternoon for those who can take the full day out of the office and the training is delivered by some of the UK’s top presenters and experts, including Angela Garry and Sue France.
To view the complete training course programme – Click Here
The full day course is £175+VAT or £90+VAT for half-day attendance.
CLICK HERE to Book Online!
PA Life Club
The PA Life Club gives management assistants access to various exclusive networking events, plus discounts and deals on a variety of exciting offers from travel to high street fashion, hotels, restaurants, meeting venues and loads more. The cost per year is just £79+vat. Here are some of the additional benefits:
- 50% off the full day PA Life Training Courses in May
- Exclusive Club discounts & offers provided by a list of well-known brands that will save you mone
- Fortnightly members’ newsletter with an update on new offers so you don’t miss out
- Free attendance to special networking and PA Life Club- sponsored events
- Invitations to special ‘limited attendance’ lunches at top restaurants with the Editor of PA Life
- Monthly competitions; a chance win great prizes
- VIP invitations to PA Life’s EXECSec Summit, including free accommodation
- Reduced rates on recruitment advertising
To join the club today please click here to register.