Life Sciences

This industry is all about people enjoying sport, keeping fit and having fun - would you like to be part of it?

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There are lots of organisations in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough that will advertise for Leisure and Sports roles. Roles in this sector can be varied and include sports coaches, lifeguards, physiotherapists, stewards and grounds people. A few examples of other Leisure and Sports companies in the area are Peterborough United Football Club (POSH), Cambridge Rugby Union Football Club and Hudson Leisure Centre.
Cambridge has been at the forefront of the life sciences sector for at least 45 years, since the first ever science park in the UK opened its doors to the north of the city. The Life Science sector in Cambridge is worth over £10bn a year. Astra Zeneca have their Headquarters in Cambridge and were in the news a lot during 2020/21 as they lead the way with the development of the vaccine during the pandemic. Cambridge Science Park is home to over 40 life science companies, with more located in and around Cambridge.
Like many other jobs, having great communication skills is really important for this kind of job. If you are trying to help someone use a new piece of gym equipment, or playing a sport as part of a team, the ability to listen and talk to people is key.

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Dependent on entry point, STEM related A-levels or degree or equivalent.

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Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required