HOW DO I GET WORK ONCE I’VE QUALIFIED?

HOW DO I GET WORK ONCE I’VE QUALIFIED?

People usually set up their own PT business or work within a gym. ‘Either way, you’ll probably be self-employed, and need a First Aid certificate and insurance documentation so you’re equipped to deal with any situation,’ says Bryant. So make sure you choose a course that teaches business skills to help you cope with this fundamental part of the job.

And yes, you’ll have to tout tor business. ‘Wherever you work, there’ll always be an element of “selling” your services to clients, but it you’re authentic, honest and practise what you preach, people will be more willing to listen to what you have to offer.’

You’ll also increase your opportunities tor work it you keep studying to gain CPD (continuing professional development) qualifications, to develop your knowledge and range of services. ‘We look tor additional qualifications in PTs when hiring, from the new Level 4 Diploma in Strength and Conditioning to GP referral,’ says Mahal. ‘It’s a big tick when a trainer shows specific interests, and stays up-to-date.’

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