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01 January 0001

Case Study: Royal College of Nursing at Destination Emirates Old Trafford

RCNi, part of the Royal College of Nursing, has chosen Destination Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester as the venue for its Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair for three consecutive years, highlighting the venue’s exceptional ability to host large-scale, high-profile events.

For over 15 years, the RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair has been the UK's largest job fair for nursing professionals. It serves as a comprehensive platform for nurses, healthcare assistants, newly qualified nurses, and nursing students to advance their careers. The event includes CPD-accredited seminars, opportunities to engage with potential employers, and invaluable career advice.

This year’s event was held in April in The Point, a spacious venue with a capacity for up to 1,000 guests. The space features seven-meter-high windows offering panoramic views of the legendary cricket pitch, bathing the room in natural daylight. Additionally, multiple interview rooms were available for employers to conduct private interviews, leading to immediate job placements.


The success of the RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair at Destination Emirates Old Trafford in 2023 and 2024 solidified the event’s status as the premier nursing job fair in the UK. The event's strategic planning, engaging environment, and support from the venue’s events teams contributed significantly to the positive outcomes. Following this success, RCNi has decided to return to Destination Emirates Old Trafford in 2025.

RCNi events manager Tina Sutch shared her positive experience, highlighting the seamless coordination and planning process with the events team at Destination Emirates Old Trafford. She said: "We held the same event at Destination Emirates Old Trafford last year for the first time, and it was a great success. The venue’s events team has been great to work with. They were clear in all communication and supported me very well in the lead-up to my event. The venue and location worked perfectly, so it made sense to rebook for 2024 and again in 2025.”

Destination Emirates Old Trafford has recently completed a £75 million investment project to transform the world-famous cricket stadium into a world-class, multi-purpose venue in Manchester. The development included an extension to the onsite Hilton Garden Inn hotel, which now boasts 250 rooms, including 135 pitch-side accommodations that offer exclusive views of international cricket matches and concerts.

For event planners looking for a versatile and prestigious location, Destination Emirates Old Trafford stands out as a premier choice. Its state-of-the-art facilities, professional events team, and strategic location make it an ideal venue for a wide range of events.

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