23 Sep 2018 | Digital editions, magazines, websites, e-zines, handbooks and contract publishing for the leisure industry

Health Club Management issue 9, 2018 is now out!

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Liz Terry
CEO,
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
editor-at-large,
Health Club Management

Ian Taylor
CEO,
SkillsActive

Gareth Edwards
Director of Education,
Springboard

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Suki Kalirai
Interim CEO,
SkillsActive

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Leah De Silva
Business development director,
Springboard

Peter Moody
Partner,
Brook Street des Roches LLP

David Stalker
CEO,
ukactive

Charles Wilford
Co-Head, Leisure Team,
Gerald Eve

The leisure industry is ahead of the game in youth employment

19 Mar 2013
by Ian Taylor, CEO, SkillsActive
We certified 22,040 apprentices last year, making our sector one of the largest deliverers of apprenticeships across the UK.

Youth employment is well served in the leisure and wellbeing sector, with approximately 30 per cent of our workforce aged 16 to 24 – against the national average of 13 per cent. As an industry we've a lot to offer young people.

Recently, SkillsActive was heavily involved in National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), which is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy. We certified 22,040 apprentices last year, making our sector one of the largest deliverers of apprenticeships across the UK. As part of our involvement with NAW we held three webinars with our employer partners which outlined the merits of Apprenticeships.

We also conducted a series interviews with our advanced apprenticeship in sporting excellence (AASE) athletes. Two of who represented Great Britain in swimming at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. They spoke at length about how AASE had benefitted them and it was heartening to hear about their achievements since graduating.

We also work with higher education institutions, including universities, to endorse their courses. We ensure that they are fit for purpose and offer the best opportunity for learners and graduates to gain meaningful employment in our sector. By endorsing these courses we are able to embed vocational training into the degree. This greatly increases the employability of graduates, making their degree better value for money. Apprentices and graduates with relevant qualifications can then gain entry onto our professional registers. Our registers ensure that their qualifications are industry recognised and that they are respected as fully competent professionals, which in turn enhances the standards of our sector.

All in all, SkillsActive offers a wealth of opportunities through apprenticeships and endorsed University courses for individuals to become involved in the leisure and wellbeing sector.



Tags: Leisure Opportunities  health & fitness  sport & recreation  training 

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