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Sports and leisure assistants

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£11,960 pile of coins

Age 35

£19,760 pile of coins

Age 50

£21,840 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £10,400

What does this career do?

Sports and leisure assistants, provide and maintain facilities for sporting and recreational activities and supervise their use, maintain the continuity of entertainment and social events, offer odds and accept bets on the result of sporting and other events and control gambling activities.

Typical tasks

  • maintains sports and leisure equipment and prepares equipment for use
  • supervises the use of swimming pools, gymnasium apparatus, fitness machines and other recreational equipment
  • maintains hygienic operation of swimming pools and associated facilities such as jacuzzis, showers and changing areas
  • carries clubs for golfers, advises on the layout and distance of golf courses and appropriate choice of golf club
  • announces acts, makes introductions, proposes toasts and maintains the continuity of entertainment events and social functions
  • assesses likely outcome of an event and establishes odds, accepts and records bets, issues receipts and pays out on winning bets
  • controls the progress of games of cards, roulette and other gambling activities according to established rules

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades. A variety of vocational qualifications is available in Sports and Recreation and Leisure and Tourism.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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