Apprentice Leisure Operations assistant Kingfisher Leisure Centre

A fantastic opportunity with SS Leisure to start your career in the Active Leisure industry. Apply now if you would like to gain an Apprenticeship with a nationally recognised qualification in Operational Services.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    39 hours per week on a shift basis, 5 days out of 7

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a unique opportunity to become part of South Suffolk Leisure's team and successful apprenticeship programme. You will be taking the first steps into a career within the ever growing Leisure sector as a Leisure Operations Apprentice.

You will be responsible for the day to day delivery of the centre in your allocated area, which could include poolside, reception, catering or the gym. You will be a key part of the centre as you will be providing centre users with a safe and pleasant environment whilst ensuring health and safety legislation and quality management systems are adhered to.

The role will include an element of cleaning, customer care and team work. This is a great opportunity for any person regardless of background to embark and join a great company.

As an Apprentice you will be included on a Business Admin Qualification. Your Qualification will be delivered by an Award Winning Training Provider who will support your learning and development throughout your Apprenticeship. This will involve a Vocational Learning Advisor coming to visit you on a regular basis to deliver the training and guide you through your Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Part of the interview process will include a water test which includes: 

  • Swim 50 metres in 60 seconds
  • Swim 200 metres continually
  • Jump or dive into the swimming pool
  • Be able to reach the deepest part of the pool
  • Exit the pool unaided

We will consider upskilling candidates if they are not quite at the above standard during the water test, which will be carried out as part of the recruitment stage.

Personal qualities

We welcome applications from all people who are specifically passionate around providing a high quality service to customers. Working as part of a team will be key, we encourage outgoing people and people from all backgrounds.

Qualifications required

None specific required.

Future prospects

SS Leisure is a large employer within Suffolk employing over 140 people at any one time. There are many paths available at the end of the apprenticeship including team leading, management, gym instruction and back office.

Things to consider

There will be shift work which includes evenings and weekend, some cleaning will be involved as well as dealing with the general public. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. You will be contacted shortly by your Apprentice Recruitment Advisor to discuss your application for this Apprenticeship; if they can’t get hold of you they will text you their contact details. Follow us on Facebook Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For Apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their Apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

South Suffolk Leisure is a registered charity responsible for the management of Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury town centre, Suffolk and Hadleigh Pool.


Kingfisher Leisure Centre


Kingfisher Leisure Centre

Station Road


CO10 2SU

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Training provider

NVQ Level 2 Operational Services.

Apprenticeship framework

Sporting Excellence

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babcock Training Limited


louise lewin 01704 502 216

Employer's Application Instructions

To continue please click apply. At this point you will enter the Babcock International website where you can review the Job Vacancy in more detail and apply. Please complete the application form. Your details will be sent to the Employer.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Oct 2017