20 Aug 2018 | Digital editions, magazines, websites, e-zines, handbooks and contract publishing for the leisure industry

Leisure Opportunities issue 742, 2018 is now out!

Blogs:

Read blogs by writer:

Liz Terry
CEO,
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
editor-at-large,
Health Club Management

Tom Walker
Journalist,
Leisure Media

Our guest writers:

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Brad Irwin
Partnerships development manager,
Natural History Museum

Michel Buchel
President of Ecsite and CEO of NEMO, Amsetrdan,
NEMO

Julie Becker
Communications and Events Manager,
Ecsite

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,
ASVA

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Maria Zolotonosa
Project Manager,
Ecsite

Ian Taylor
CEO,
SkillsActive

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Lucy Schweingruber
Fundraising and Events Manager,
Ecsite

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by Ian Taylor
CEO, SkillsActive

Traineeships – a unique opportunity

by Ian Taylor

It brings me great pleasure to announce that SkillsActive is supporting Traineeships and the potential these can offer and bring to our sector. Starting in September 2013 and formed as an outcome of the 'Richard Review', Traineeships are designed for young people aged 16-19 who are highly focused on the prospect of work, who are unemployed, have little experience and are qualified below level 3 (A-Levels). [more...]

Focus on Capre

by Ian Taylor

I am delighted to be able to update you on the industry driven, professional registers that SkillsActive is launching this year. [more...]

2013 getting off to a busy start

by Ian Taylor

It has been an exceptionally busy time for us recently at SkillsActive. We have welcomed the marvellous news from the government that primary school sport and activities are to benefit from £150m investment over the next two years, which I hope will help to inspire the next generation to take up sport. [more...]

The leisure industry is ahead of the game in youth employment

by Ian Taylor

Youth employment is well served in the leisure and wellbeing sector, with approximately 30 per cent of our workforce aged 16 to 24 – against the national average of 13 per cent. As an industry we've a lot to offer young people. [more...]

The value of professional registers

by Ian Taylor

Ihave spoken with great enthusiasm over the past few months about what professional registers can help our industry to achieve, which is why I’m extremely pleased to say that the pilot phase of the Register of Aquatic Professionals is now fully live! I’d like to take this opportunity to invite employers and individuals to take part. [more...]

New year, new opportunities

by Ian Taylor

The New Year is an exciting time for our industry; as we all strive to fulfil our resolutions, many choose to join gyms and get involved in leisure activities. By working with our employer groups we can ensure that these fresh faces stick around and continue to benefit from our industry. [more...]

2012 – a watershed year for SkillsActive

by Ian Taylor

For me 2012 was a real watershed year. I was appointed CEO of SkillsActive in May and also had the pleasure of witnessing the first home Olympic and Paralympic Games in more than 60 years. [more...]

A trio of events to be excited about

by Ian Taylor

These past few months have been exceptionally busy. Most recently, among all the activity we have been involved in three very exciting industry events. [more...]

Creating a skilled workforce means safeguarding growth

by Ian Taylor

The number of unemployed 16- to 24-year-olds is now under a million for the first time in a year. This is promising news. Our sector, as a big employer of young people with 30 per cent of the workforce aged 16-24 (against the national average of 13 per cent), has an important role to play. [more...]

SkillsActive's Games event is a success

by Ian Taylor

On 1 August - an evening that Team GB secured its first gold medals of the London 2012 Olympics - more than 100 key players from the sector gathered at a Games celebration hosted by SkillsActive. [more...]

On your marks...

by Ian Taylor

Games will see a number of our SkillsActive AASE apprentices - including Rebecca Adlington, Tom Daley and Sarah Stevenson - flying the flag. [more...]

Continuing to build on SkillsActive's recent successes

by Ian Taylor

It gives me great pleasure to write this as the new SkillsActive CEO at what is an exciting time as Olympic fever grips us all! SkillsActive is evolving into a more tenacious and resourceful company, while remaining true to our goal of a better skilled workforce. I sincerely thank my colleagues for their sustained efforts. [more...]

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