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Former sports student, Shane Hurley, speaks to students about his career progression to Assistant Gym Manager at PureGym

Former sports student, Shane Hurley came into the college to give a masterclass to our sports students, speaking about his journey from leaving West Herts College to becoming Assistant Gym Manager at PureGym. Shane also gave insights into the job opportunities available to students after finishing college, along with speaking about marketing tools and behaviours in the sport/gym industry. As an employer at the leading edge of his sector, Shane was able to illuminate how students can prepare for a career in the industry.

After successful time studying at college in 2019, Shane’s career has accelerated at PureGym. Where he started out as a personal trainer, but after demonstrating his value to the team management, Shane progressed into management at PureGym as an Assistant Gym Manager. This is a big jump for Shane to progress to management, in which he still has his personal training clients, along with the additional responsibilities that come with management.













As a former Active IQ student with career success, Shane provided an insight into what to expect:

"I took the opportunity to go back to talk to those who are in the same position I was once in. Coming into the sport & fitness industry is never easy with so many pathways to take, so giving extra information to those aspiring to go further was great. Speaking about my career & progression, business coaching and how to make contacts in this industry, allowed the students to see what was going to be asked of them moving forward."