Discover – What can I do with my degree?
Careers in sports can involve working throughout the sports and leisure sector, with athletes or the general public of all ages. You could also work in a range of settings, from sports clubs to schools and community groups. A degree in sport and physical activity will develop transferable skills including communication, adaptability and flexibility, teamworking, professionalism and self-motivation. These skills will make you attractive to a range of organisations. Remember, you can also explore careers that don’t directly relate to your degree. Did you know that over 80% of graduate employers will recruit from any degree discipline?
Develop – Developing skills and experience
If you already have some career ideas, the next step will be to develop your skills and gain some experience to build your confidence and increase your knowledge. You may want to consider volunteering, part-time work, or undertaking a placement to increase your chances of gaining graduate employment after completing your degree. It’s also a great way to try out career paths to see what you enjoy and if it’s a good fit for you.
Compete – Getting ready to apply for work or postgraduate study
When you know what you want to do and you’re ready to apply, we have all the tools, tips and advice right here. You can also use this information to help you if you’re at an earlier stage of your career thinking and are applying for part-time work or work placements.
Sports relatedCareers in Sports UK Sports Institute British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) PE Teaching UK Sport
Sports therapy and sports scienceThe Society of Sports Therapists The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences British Association of Sport Rehabilitators
Sports coaching and managementCIMSPA UK Coaching Leisure Jobs Outdoor Staff
Other graduate jobs and schemesBright Network Jobs.ac.uk CharityJob NHS Careers Local Government Jobs
Take a look at the latest part-time jobs, placements, volunteering opportunities and graduate vacancies for sport and physical activity students – directly from our vacancy portal.Latest vacancies
Complete this short online learning module to find out where to search online and get faster and more relevant job search results.Access the Careers pathway
Your go-to guide, including examples and templates to get you started.CV and application advice Online learning pathway- Making applications Review your CV online using CareerSet
Get ahead of the competition by reading our top tips or follow our online self-led learning pathway.Interview advice Online learning pathway- interviews and assessments
Practise using our online tools or book a mock interview with a Careers Advisor.Practise online tests at Graduates First Practise interviews at Shortlist Me Book a mock interview
How to decide if postgraduate study is right for you, what you should consider and how to apply.Our top tips and advice Complete our online learning pathway- Postgraduate study
Latest opportunities for Sport and physical activity students
Take a look at the latest part-time jobs, placements, volunteering opportunities and graduate vacancies that may be of interest to Sport and physical activity students. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.