Work Placements

These opportunities are provided for students to gain invaluable experience at the ‘coal face’ of the sport industry. These often lead to jobs directly from the work placement.

Work experience opportunities and placements take place within a variety of organizations such as; Regional Sports Bodies, Trusts and Organizations, fitness, leisure, and recreation centres, schools and gymnasiums. Students are encouraged to apply their new skills from the classroom in a practical context and gain experience on the job at the same time.

NZIS Students at Les Mills

“The Personal Trainer work experience week at Les Mills is a fantastic opportunity for NZIS students to showcase the skills and knowledge they have learned during their studies. The week is extremely practical with numerous opportunities to deliver Personal Training sessions as well as experiencing what it is like to be a client – all under the watchful eye of the Les Mills Personal Training Manager.

There is also a strong emphasis on learning the ‘business’ side of Personal Training, with practical tips and techniques on how to run a successful Personal Training business. This week will help bridge the gap between education and what it’s like in the ‘real world’ working in the fitness industry.

Several students that have completed the Personal Trainer work experience week have impressed so much that they have started work at Les Mills as soon as they graduate.”
Brett Turnidge | Les Mills Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Sport