12 months ago, Michael was unemployed and struggling to find work. He had a keen interest in the fitness industry however he found it difficult to find appropriate opportunities until he was introduced to FIT UK through Volair leisure trust in Knowsley.
FIT UK who work in partnership with Volair, were recruiting enthusiastic and motivated individuals interested in careers in the fitness industry, offering them a course to gain the the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, funded through the Adult Education Budget.
Full time job
Michael did not hesitate to enrol onto the 16-week course. After he completed the course, Alan Reddin, Business Development Director at FIT UK spoke to Volair about Michael, as he had proved to be an exceptional candidate. As a result, only a few weeks after Michael qualified, he was interviewed by Volair and offered a full time job as a fitness instructor. He is now gaining invaluable industry experience and will be progressing with FIT UK onto the L3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Personal Training.
Alan Reddin FIT UK Director said “Michael was an excellent student who just needed to be given an opportunity in an industry he was so enthusiastic about. Our tutor informed me of Michael’s ability, knowledge and understanding of the fitness instructor role, pointing out he would be an asset to any gym. This is why I approached Volair and asked them if they could offer Michael an interview. We are very pleased Michael has gained employment in an area he enjoys, and we will support him as best we can through this journey”.