Students in Coventry are putting their passion for sports to good use by helping local people stay active during the school holidays.
A group of five Level 3 Sports students at Coventry College have all achieved part-time jobs with CV Life, the organisation which runs the Allen Higgs Centre, Centre AT7, Excel Leisure Centre and other leisure destinations in the city, after impressing staff with their enthusiasm for sports.
The students, who received support with their applications and interview technique from Coventry College, have now taken up roles leading sports sessions with local schools and delivering school holiday activities on a part-time basis, tying in with their college studies.
The group applied for the positions after Chris Phillips, Sports Lecturer at Coventry College, encouraged them to try and gain a head start on their careers after college.
Chris said: “The development we have seen with these first-year Level 3 learners has been absolutely fantastic, and we are delighted that they have achieved these roles with CV Life.
“They have gained these positions through their own hard work and enthusiasm, and are getting invaluable experience that will help to succeed after they have completed their studies.
“It’s important that all students, particularly those who join us straight after leaving school, have the opportunity get work experience under their belt whilst completing their studies, as well as support with their applications and finding opportunities.
“Some of these students studied with us on their Level 2 courses, so for them continue here and go on to achieve positions in a field there are passionate about is a testament to their hard work and commitment.”
Benjamin Tidy, Education Manager at CV Life said: “We are very lucky to have these learners here at the Alan Higgs Centre. The Centre is always growing, and it is amazing to have the college students being part of our story.
“The students have a wide range of opportunities to gain as much experience in the sport and leisure industry as possible. All the students that have come onboard have worked incredibly hard and are so keen to learn and put all the skills they learn into practice.
“We look forward to working hard with the college to allow all students the opportunities they deserve.”