Careers in Sport and the Leisure Industry
Below is some guidance if you are considering a career in sport with various resources to help you research your sports career in more depth and to know what to expect. In some cases having a relevant degree would be necessary, such as Sports and Exercise Science (SES) or Sport and Social Science (SaSS).
You may also want to check out the range of Sporting Opportunities sports coaching trips, sports internships and sports work experience on this website to gain further knowledge in the industry. Our sports trips overseas combine a unique opportunity to see how sport is being developed and played in countries stretching right across the globe and could give you that extra edge in getting that perfect sports job.
So, what next?
Start researching you career in sport.
If you would like to enter a sports related career then it is important to start finding out, as soon as possible, what jobs in sport involve, what routes people normally take to get into them and what skills and experience you might need before you can get into them.
Read as much as you can about the sports jobs that people do using the resources in this guide. The more you know about the day to day work of people the easier it will be for you to decide if it is right for you.
Many of the websites below have case studies and profiles for you to read.