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Can you imagine working in an industry where you can earn money doing something that you love to do, wouldn't that be great? Well the sports and leisure industry could offer you just that!

If you are passionate about a sport that you are involved with now as a hobby, you may be able to find a job role connected with it.

Becoming a professional sportsperson takes an awful lot of hard work and dedication but it is not beyond the realms of possibility after all there are many famous sports people who were originally from our region such as Anthony Ogogo (boxer), Matthew Pinsent (Olympic rowing champion), Herbie Hide (boxer), Martin Brundle (F1 racing driver), Emma Pooley (cyclist) and many more Olympians from various sports.

However becoming a professional sports person is not a realistic option for everybody but there are many other jobs that you could do within the industry, what about sports journalism, commentator, coaching, fitness instructor, life guard, sports centre manager, horse trainer, stable staff, manufacture of sports equipment, the list goes on, there are many different and varied roles within the sector.

The Suffolk and Norfolk region offers many opportunities within the industry with many sports and leisure centres, two large professional football clubs, loads of smaller sports clubs and a centre of excellence for training in horse racing based in Newmarket.

Whichever aspect of the industry you decide would suit you, a good way to start would be as a volunteer, get involved in a sports club near you, it's great fun and would also look good on your CV!

Did You Know?
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Horse Care Apprenticeship Level 2 or 3
Closing Date:
18th December 2019
Salary:
£156.00 p/q
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Fantastic opportunity to join a friendly yard in Suffolk, with plenty of opportunities to ride. Livery yard, riding school and competition centre with approx. 60 horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes.
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As the Charity continues to expand we have a number of career opportunities currently available, details of which are given below.
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Sports Coaching Apprenticeship
Salary:
National Apprenticeship minimum wage
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Footstars Coaching Apprenticeships are available for 16-18 year olds who are interested in developing a career in Sports Coaching whilst gaining practical experience in the coaching industry.
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Sports Coaching Traineeship
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Footstars Traineeship provides 16-24 year olds with high quality work experience with work preparation training. This will allow trainees to develop the skills and experience that employers are looking for.
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Leisure Assistant apprenticeship : Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre
Closing Date:
25th November 2019
Salary:
£166.50 p/w
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to work as part of a friendly team to provide a fun, safe and quality experience for all of our customers. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to learn more abo...
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Skate Stewards, Bistro Staff and Floor Staff
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TBC
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Curvemotion in Bury St Edmunds are recruiting for confident flexible and energetic staff members to join their team Vacancies available to fit around college or school Weekend and holiday role also available For more information please contact hr@curvemotion...
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