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    Job as an Instructor with a criminal record (in the UK)

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    I just wondered if anyone here can tell me if it's possible to get a job as a gym instructor/personal trainer with a conviction for common assault that led to an 18 month conditional discharge. I really think this is the career i want to choose and i would be gutted if something that happened in the past stopped me from trying it.

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    Don't know. Best of luck though..
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    Originally Posted by paulhunn View Post
    Hi Guys

    I just wondered if anyone here can tell me if it's possible to get a job as a gym instructor/personal trainer with a conviction for common assault that led to an 18 month conditional discharge. I really think this is the career i want to choose and i would be gutted if something that happened in the past stopped me from trying it.

    Thanks

    Paul
    Not too sure. If you were independent then no problems. I suppose you would have to ask the gym directly.
    You simply cannot out train bad nutrition.

    The gym is my place of work, keep the socialising for the playground you are here to work too.

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    Originally Posted by paulhunn View Post
    Hi Guys

    I just wondered if anyone here can tell me if it's possible to get a job as a gym instructor/personal trainer with a conviction for common assault that led to an 18 month conditional discharge. I really think this is the career i want to choose and i would be gutted if something that happened in the past stopped me from trying it.

    Thanks

    Paul
    If it's anything like the US, there should be anti-discrimination in hiring laws.
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    Doing what I do, I get asked "can I get hired as a XXXX with my record" alot. I'll tell you the same thing I tell them, "I have no clue, why don't you ask the place you want to work for". Best advice I can give ya, GL & hope it works out for ya.
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    Gyms typically don't like to hire people with violent crimes on their record. However, you should not have any problems if it only happened once, it wasn't very recent, and the incident is explainable. But if you have more than one or it was very recent, the hiring manager has to know you personally to ensure you aren't going to go off and hit a client.

    So I say if you are in the latter category, befriend the gym manager before applying or take sargefit's advice and go independent.
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