Leisure and Sports
This industry is all about people enjoying sport, keeping fit and having fun - would you like to be part of it?
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In Devon there are lots of organisations that will advertise for Leisure and sports roles such as the 3 local authorities Devon, Torbay and Plymouth. Other organisations that advertise for jobs include gyms and tourist attractions.
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.
Enthusiasm, customer service and first aid are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.
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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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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