Edinburgh College Sport and Fitness students get career advice from industry experts

Hundreds of Edinburgh College students gained insight into what it takes to make it in the Sport and Fitness industry as the College hosted its second annual Sport and Fitness Careers Day.

The event aims to provide students with the chance to learn more about the range of different career paths in the sector and to find out about potential volunteering options.

Over 400 students from the Sport and Fitness curriculum area attended the event at the College’s Granton Campus where they had the opportunity to part in practical masterclasses organised by Hatton Boxing and Beach Body Live, listen to guest speakers, and hear advice from a range of organisations in attendance.

Organisations with information stalls at the event included: Pure Gym, Edinburgh Leisure, Hibernian Community Foundation, Ricky Long Mastermind, Active Schools, Village Hotels, Hearts FC Community, Sheraton Hotel, Youth Football Scotland, Scottish Massage and more.

HND Fitness Health and Exercise student Molly Scrimger said: “This is the first time I’ve attended the Sport and Fitness Careers Day and it was really useful. It was a good opportunity to get an insight and open your mind to the number of opportunities out there.”

Online fitness instructor Ricky Long said: “There can be a gap between fitness education and working in the industry, so careers events like this one, where experts are invited in, can be of great benefit to the students and answer a lot of their questions.”

Edinburgh College Sport and Fitness lecturer Craig Campbell said: “The careers event is a great opportunity for the students in our department to gain voluntary or part-time employment while studying at College or to identify the different skills and qualifications they should be working towards to get the job they want in the future. There was a buzz and energy across the hall as the students engaged with the exhibitors which was great to see.”