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The sectors of sport, health and social sciences offer a diverse range of exciting careers including social work, psychology, counselling, teaching, sports coaching, personal training and sport and exercise therapy.
Competition within these career sectors is high and undertaking a placement is extremely valuable to enhance your employability and future career prospects. There is an increasing employer expectation for students to be proactive and to gain as much relevant industry experience as possible. Placements are an excellent way to build on your existing skill set, develop your confidence within work environments and establish relationships with potential future employers.
Further information on the extensive careers within the sectors of sport, health and social sciences along with tips on gaining work experience within these areas, can be accessed via the Prospects website what can I do with my degree?.
By registering on Solent Graduate Jobs you will have access to many exciting work and placement opportunities to enhance your CV and to help give you that competitive edge.
You can also be proactive and contact employers of interest to source opportunities. For help with writing speculative letters for placement opportunities please see our CV and application guide.
See below for information on placements in specific sectors that detail specific employers who have hired Solent students for placements.
Sport’s contribution to the English economy reached £20.3 billion in 2010, 1.9% of the England total. This placed sport in the top 15 industry sectors in England.
The sport industry encompasses a large amount of careers. You may want to consider the following areas, when you are seeking an industry placement:
For more information on potential careers in sport, please visit careers-in-sport.co.uk.
Consider making a speculative application to any of the companies listed below, asking about the possibility of having a placement with them. Tailor your CV and covering email/letter to the organisation and positively describe the skills, experience and knowledge you would bring to your work experience placement.
These companies have promoted placement opportunities for SSU students:
Consider approaching these companies who have all employed students on a placement:
By undertaking work experience, you’ll obtain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the industry and increase your chances of achieving a graduate job. See below for some companies that employed SSU sports graduates.
Finding a placement will develop your professional experience and graduate skills, as well as enabling you to apply your theoretical knowledge to the work place.
You may want to consider the following five areas to focus your placement search:
These companies have promoted placement opportunities for Solent students:
Consider approaching these companies who have all employed Solent students on a placement:
By undertaking work experience, you’ll obtain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the industry and increase your chances of achieving a graduate job. See below for some companies that have employed SSU adventure and extreme sports graduates. Use these links to give you ideas of places to contact:
This growing sector is characterised by part-time and seasonal employment. The possibilities for placements are prolific and will enable you to apply theoretical knowledge to a real workplace, whilst gaining professional experience and skills.
For more information on careers and placements within this sector, please visit Prospects.ac.uk.
Make a speculative application to any of these listed companies, asking about the possibility of having a placement with them. Tailor your CV and covering email/letter to the organisation and positively describe the skills, experience and knowledge you would bring to such a position. These companies have all offered SSU students a fitness related placement.
Southampton is a vibrant city with many opportunities and employers from various industries. Check out these local companies and their variety of roles:
By undertaking work experience, you’ll obtain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the industry and increase your chances of achieving a graduate job. See below for some companies that have employed SSU graduates.
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