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Leisure, Sport & Fitness

Leisure, Sport & Fitness
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Sport plays such a big part of our own lives we may not realise you can make a career of it too. But people have more free time and disposable income along with greater awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, this means there’s more and more jobs in the sector. More courses are training people to work in sport or fitness, although education requirements vary across the sector. The sector offers opportunities for active, sporty people. As many of the roles involve training and guidance, it should appeal to outgoing people. Organisations such as sports teams and gyms have demand for many other skillsets, such as sales, marketing and management, offering several ways into the sector.

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The sector offers great career opportunities for active and sporty people. Some manage to make a career out of playing and practicing their sport and some work in leisure facilities, such as instructors and personal trainers. And don’t forget that sport venues, clubs and gyms require many other skillsets, such as sales, marketing and management, offering several ways into the sector. What’s more, this sector offers plenty of volunteer work which is an excellent way of connecting with your community and building up valuable experiences.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Leisure, Sport & Fitness sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...

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  • communication
  • developing relationships
  • education & training
  • empathy
  • adaptability
  • initiative
  • leadership
  • one to one counselling
  • persuasion
  • physical activity
  • physical fitness
  • teamwork
  • time management
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