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Welcome to CV Connect

CV Connect is our trademarked, game-changing recruitment solution designed specifically support our students find real employment opportunities in the health an fitness sector.

For Our Students

Discover how CV Connect can help you launch or boost your career in the fitness profession.

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For Employers

Learn how your organisation can connect with talented exercise professionals for free using CV Connect.

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For Students

Fast Track Your Career in Fitness

CV Connect is a HFE exclusive and is only available to graduates of our training courses and qualifications. You really won’t get a better fitness industry recruitment solution anywhere else!

We developed CV Connect in response to the growing number of training providers in the industry advertising their courses with guaranteed interviews. In reality, these interviews are for self-employed positions where the newly qualified trainer is subject to paying hundreds of pounds in rent to the club before they can train their clients. We know from feedback from our students that this model just doesn’t work for those starting out which is why we created CV Connect.  The practice of advertising a guaranteed interview or job with a course is highly misleading and it just isn’t how we do business.

  • Achieve Your Qualification

    When your studies are over and you've achieved your qualification, you'll get instant access to the CV Connect module in your online Learner Engagement System (LES).

    From the date that you achieve your qualification, you'll have around 6-weeks to get your CV into shape before your online account deactivates.

  • Upload Your CV

    Once you've completed your course and you have access to CV Connect, you'll be able to upload your CV in a PDF format.

    We strongly advise that before you do this, you take some time to update it so it includes your latest set of qualifications, skills and abilities. It's best not to rush because you only get one first chance to make an impression. You can't reapply to the same club unless you complete more qualifications.

  • Search for Employers

    Once you've added your CV, you simply need to press the 'find employers' button and the system will search all the employers in your area. You can define with the distance variable how far you're willing to travel. The postcode will be pre-populated with yours, but don't worry if you've moved, because you can always change this.

    ***Remember to let us know if you do move so that we send your certificates to the right address***

  • Get Connected

    When you hit the submit button, your CV will be 'connected' overnight with the employers that you've selected and they'll be in touch with details of the current opportunities that they have.

    Sometimes, you might also be asked to apply directly via the employer's own platform, but don't worry, CV Connect will let you know.

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A Career in Fitness
Without Limits

In CV Connect, we literally have thousands of UK fitness industry employers in our database, with a handful of overseas operators also. We’re also attracting more and more every day as more businesses realise the value of CV Connect to solve their recruitment challenges.

If you want to get ahead in the fitness industry, CV Connect will certainly help. Here at HFE, we have a reputation for training excellence and we don’t compromise our standards to make a few extra sales.

Our graduates are amongst the most skilled and knowledgeable fitness professionals in the active leisure and fitness sector, which is why employers trust the HFE brand and the applicants that we send to them. With HFE, employers trust that they get skilled and qualified people just like you.

CV Connect in Action

We've helped launch thousands of careers in the fitness profession with CV Connect. This success, in part lies in the intuitive design and simplicity of the product. See for yourself.

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It Couldn't be Simpler...

  • Complete your qualification

  • CV Connect unlocks automatically

  • Upload your CV

  • Search and select from thousands of employers

  • Submit your CV and connect

Just a Handful of Happy Recruiters

We currently have over 2,000 UK fitness industry employer locations on CV Connect and our partner network is growing fast. Here are just a handful of employers that we've connected with our graduates over the years, although this list is by no means exhaustive.

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For Employers

Connect Your Business
with Fitness Talent

We understand the time, energy and cost implications of recruiting new talent. With so many online jobs sites to choose from, and the ever-increasing price tag associated with advertising a vacancy online, recruitment really is an expensive business!

Here at HFE, we’d like to take some of the sting out of your recruitment challenges by giving you direct access to highly skilled and qualified fitness professionals across a range of specialisms, including personal training, exercise referral, exercise to music, yoga, Pilates and many more.

CV Connect is completely FREE and available to any fitness industry or active leisure employer. In order to start receiving CV’s from our graduates, all you need to do is to register your business using the sign-up button below. Once we’ve checked that you’re a legitimate business with real opportunities, weal approve your site and you’ll be able to start receiving applications right away.

The real beauty of CV Connect is that you’ll only ever get qualified applications. Additionally, because the applicants have been trained by us, you can rest assured that they have had a quality education and that they are fit to practice as an exercise professional in whatever fields they are qualified.

  • FREE to all fitness industry employers

    CV Connect is completely FREE to all fitness industry and active leisure employers. There really is no charge!

    We're all about adding value to our graduates and building professional networks and partnerships in the sector. We recognise that can't exist without leisure operators and we like to do our bit to support them with recruitment where we can. A sort of symbiosis!

  • Register, Connect and Grow

    Registration is quick and easy. - all you need to do is complete a simple form by following the button below.

  • No Account, No Password, No Hassle

    We know that our employer partners are busy running their own businesses and they don't need to be managing applications or accounts in different places on the web - this is why we don't ask you to create an account. If however you do need to make a data change, just let us know and we'll update this for you right away.

  • Simple, Safe and Secure

    We take data security extremely serious and we go to extensive measures to keep your data safe and secure. Your contact details will be locked within our secure Learner Engagement System and even our students don't see these when they apply. All they see is the club name and location.

    Also, our graduate's CV's aren't attached to the emails, they're retrieved by selecting an encrypted URL that will then start a secure connection and download. After a few weeks, this URL will expire, so you don't have to worry about potential data breaches from your inbox.

Key Employer Benefits

CV Connect can solve a wide-range of operational headaches for leisure operators, including:

  • Close skills gaps in your organisation

    Attract applicants with a wide-range of qualifications, including fitness instructors, exercise to music, personal training, exercise referral, yoga, Pilates and any more.

  • Save time and money on advertising

    CV Connect is completely free, entirely automated, giving you more time to spend on other projects.

  • Only ever get qualified applicants

    The great thing about CV Connect is that we only release the functionality to students that have completed our full qualifications. So, you'll never have to manage irrelevant and unqualified applicants, something that consumes quite a bit of time and money with other job boards.

  • Link directly to your own recruitment systems

    If you have your own recruitment processes, don't worry. With CV Connect, we can signpost applicants who express an interest in working with you directly to your platform so that you get the applications where you need them. This functionality is already taken care of and is completely automated.

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