If you have a degree in leisure and are wondering about your career options or how to to get that all important first graduate job, have a look at the following careers information. You can also visit our Careers Centre or the Careers Room at Walsall (WA), where we hold information on getting into a career in Leisure. If you'd like to talk anything through, come and see a careers adviser who'll be pleased to help.
The leisure industry is an extremely customer focused industry where your personal qualities are as important as your qualifications. Your leisure degree will give you the required technical and business knowledge you need to work in this area as well as transferable skills which will be useful in a range of customer focused roles.
Anyone contemplating working in the leisure industry should go to People 1st, the sector skills council for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism where there is a wealth of information and tips on entry as well as access to specific leisure careers advice.
Here are some Prospects profiles of occupations graduates with a leisure degree might wish to consider:
This is what some of our recent graduates were doing 1 year after finishing their course:
Job hunting websites specifically focused on the leisure industry are listed below, along with other websites which you may find useful.
It is very important for students to find out as much as possible about their chosen sector of work and keep up to date with the latest developments.The following sites may be useful for this purpose and could also act as excellent resources for coursework: