The largest insurgence of the sporting industry of its kind in the UK has recently taken place in the capital.
The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games not only brought regeneration to London’s east end, it also saw a large scale boost to employment in the sector, providing jobs in the sporting, recreation and leisure field which will have lasting effects in the city’s infrastructure.
About 50,000 workers are employed in London’s sport and recreation industry, thanks to its rich and varied facilities all around the district which serve the growing population. As well as being home to many learning and training venues, London also plays host to many high profile national and international events, as is reflected in recruitment agency adverts for staff.
A high proportion of vacancies within this sector are part-time or seasonal positions involving working outdoors or in particular sporting seasons, giving opportunities to temporary staff and students as well as full-time employment seekers.
With the wide tapestry of society London brings with it, the sporting sector reflects this picture too, with jobs involving grassroots schemes in the suburbs to working alongside top-class athletes in the most elite venues in Britain.
There is a variety of entry requirements depending on the type of employment in this sector, and there are specific qualifications for each field, from coaching to officiating.