Many of the jobs in the sports industry are customer focused.

You could be a receptionist in a gym or sports centre or be training to become a fitness instructor. Whatever role you choose, customer service and a love for sport and exercise will be essential.

Remember, if you are under 18 you will need to continue your education so you can enter the workplace and complete your education as a trainee or apprentice.

Example jobs

Receptionist at a gym or sports centre helping customers.

Assistant in a sports centre
Looking after equipment and assisting members using the facilities.

Things you need to know

Typical working conditions

You could work indoors or out, depending on the role

You may wear a uniform or sports kit.

The work can involve shifts. Most jobs will involve working at weekends, and bank holidays.

Qualifications needed

You may need GCSE maths for payment-handling jobs. 
A customer-focused attitude and willingness to learn will be required.
Good team skills are important, as is the ability to take on any task that needs doing.

Career path

You could become a senior customer adviser or a team leader in a fitness centre or health club.

In sports, you could move on to train as a fitness instructor or coach.