Health conscious Kiwis fuel employment growth in sport and recreation

A shift to a healthier lifestyle has created massive growth within the sports and recreation sector over the past five years, with employment growth expected to continue for a number of disciplines.

From 2012–2014, employment numbers rose by more than 2.4%, according to CareersNZ. This is a moderate increase across the category; however, stand out areas, like sport coaches (up 7%) and personal trainers (up 5%), are really leading the way for employment across the sports sector in New Zealand.

With CareersNZ predicting high demand for personal trainers and groundspeople, businesses need to start thinking differently about the way they source the right talent, and how they plan to keep them engaged.

Key findings from SEEK's Sport and Recreation Industry Insights Report

SEEK's Sport and Recreation Industry Insights Report analyses historical and predicted employment trends produced by the Department of Employment, along with supply and demand trends produced by SEEK.

2 most difficult roles to source nationally

  • Coaching and instruction.

  • Sports management.

2 disciplines attracting the highest salaries

  • Sports management ($61,250–$78,957).

  • Coaching and instruction ($55,000–$68,999).

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