Develop your skills

Join our student workforce and get experience in sport.

Whether you're looking to gain a coaching qualification, volunteer at a major sporting event or want some paid work to kick-start your sporting career - we've got lots of opportunities for our students. 

Get qualified

Want to become a lead or assistant coach in your chosen sport? We can support you to gain a recogonised coaching qualification which you can work towards alongside your studies. 

We can also support with other courses such as first aid and bespoke sport workshops.

View available courses or email coacheducation@mmu.ac.uk with your query.

Sport volunteering

You don't have to be studying sport to become a sport volunteer. Whether you enjoy helping out, want to meet friends, try something different or develop your leadership skills, we have plenty of amazing opportunities waiting for you to get involved.

Our reward and recognition scheme allows you to build up your hours and work towards benefits such as a free tshirt and leadership workshops.

Sport is the single biggest sector of volunteering in the UK. Every year, more than one fifth of the 15 million people who volunteer regularly, do so in sport. That's 3.2 million people in total.

Together, we #MakeSportHappen.

Register as a volunteer

Paid work

We offer part-time paid work to dedicated and passionate students looking to gain relevant experience in the sport sector and earn some money on the way. We take on front of house assistants at our Platt Lane Sports Complex, as well as fitness instructors, coaches and personal trainers. We also offer paid opportunities to second and third years who want to work as student activators helping to deliver our Active Campus sessions or League Cordinators for our Campus Leagues.

These are all highly sought after positions and will provide you with valuable experience working in the industry and delivering sport  - as well as some hard-earned cash to see you through your studies.

Doing some voluntary work first is a great way to gain some experience and increase your chances of being successful at interview. All our jobs are advertised through Jobs 4 Students.

View Jobs 4 Students vacancies