Sport and Physical Activity

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

With 13 major sporting venues/clubs hosting national and international events, Leicester and Leicestershire is celebrated for its sports industry.
The Sport Industry includes professional and semi-professional sport but it also includes leisure and fitness too.
The sport industry employs 9,000 people across sports and fitness facilities, sports clubs, manufacturing, and the sale/rental of sports equipment in Leicester and Leicestershire.
The sports workforce is quite a young sector, with 36.4% of employees being 24 or younger.


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A lot of the jobs are flexible meaning you can work part-time, at the weekends, in the evenings or do shift work.

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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