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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!

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Shows and Events Officer Apprentice - Ipswich Borough Council
Closing Date:
16th June 2024
Salary:
£17,286
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Employer description Ipswich Borough Council provides a voice for its communities as well as a wide range of services to meet their needs. Main description Are you passionate about the Arts and Entertainment sector? Join Ipswich Borough Council’s Arts & Entert...
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Closing Date:
3rd May 2024
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£20,900
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
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An introduction to Apprenticeships Suffolk
We work with aspiring apprentices (anyone 16+) who are ready to take their next step and explore the apprenticeship route whist supporting both the employer and apprentice throughout their journey. We support employers in Suffolk who want to find out more and...
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Did you know? (Small Change Grant)
The Mason Trust's 'Small Change' Grant provides small sums of money to help young people in Norfolk and Suffolk take that next step through education, training, work or along their chosen career path. This limited fund is designed to quickly make a differenc...
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The Mason Trust has moved!
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