SkillsActive launched its career change support programme this month with an Employment and Training Fair at Surrey Sport Park, providing ex Armed Services members with direct access to sport and active leisure employers and training providers.
SkillsActive, the sector skills council for sport and active leisure, developed the Change Gear programme to offer career transition support to those leaving the Armed Services and veterans - ensuring they are empowered to make informed decisions about the opportunities available to them in the sport, fitness, outdoors, playwork, health & beauty and caravans industries.
Ex Armed Services members and Future Jobs Funds participants attended the event on 8 March to find out more about the range of careers on offer in the sport and leisure sector, and what skills, qualifications and training they needed to achieve their ideal role.
Leading training providers and employers such as Premier Sport, Fit for Sport, Curves, YMCAFit, Future Fit, Aspire, Babcock and G4S were on hand to offer attendees advice and guidance on training and employment opportunities. The event also featured seminars on all of our sub sectors as well as a range of showcase sports activities for people to try out.
A career in sport and active leisure is well suited to those who have led active and challenging lives. With over 200 different job roles available, our sector has massive potential for growth and career development and therefore offers a wealth of opportunity for those entering it.