Leisure, Sport, Tourism & Travel

Leisure, Sport, Tourism & Travel

Factors to consider when thinking about a career in Leisure, Sport, Tourism & Travel:

  • opportunities in sport and recreation exist in the public sector, as local authorities are the main providers of basic facilities for the local community.
  • other options are health and fitness centres, including David Lloyd Leisure, Esporta, Fitness First.
  • other settings include betting and gaming companies, such as Gala Coral Group, Ladbrokes plc and Rank Group plc.
  • the tourism sector can include such roles as heritage manager, tourism officer and tourist information centre manager.
  • some holiday companies and airlines run graduate management schemes.
  • opportunities in tourism are generally open to graduates of any discipline, however some degrees may be specifically asked for, for example, travel/tourism/leisure studies, business with languages, modern languages, sport and exercise science.

Each section below gives you links to information on specific career areas – work activities, related professional bodies, employers/job search and other relevant information.

Getting started

Professional bodies

Employers and vacancy sources

  • Our Jobs Board – search vacancies posted by employers or set up job alerts via the Jobs Board or Career Account apps. Also tweeted via @CardiffCareers