Leisure and Sports

This industry is all about people enjoying sport, keeping fit and having fun - would you like to be part of it?

In Essex there are lots of organisations that will advertise for leisure and sports roles such as the 3 local authorities Thurrock Council, Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea City Council. Local businesses that have advertised positions are Southend United Football Club, Leisure World, and Bannatyne Fitness.
Think about the things you enjoy doing outside of school or college. Whether it’s going to concerts, the zoo, museums, sporting events, the cinema or spending time with your friends at the local leisure centre. People now prefer to spend more money on experiences than buying things. From attending festivals, going to the cinema, visiting museums and art galleries, or even working out in a gym – people want to do interesting and fun things with their leisure time. The sports sector is vast, there are also massive opportunities to work in the health and fitness sector in gyms and leisure centres and also in outdoor activities.
There are leisure and sports roles all over the county including for leisure club assistant, fitness instructors, swim school apprentice, lifeguard, team leader, and receptionist.

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What you'll need

You’ll need customer service skills, the ability to work well with others, patience, excellent verbal communication skills, pay attention to detail, use your initiative and to be flexible and open to change.

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Leisure and Sports Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required