Leisure Assistant Apprenticeship Saxon Pool & Leisure Centre

Are you looking to kick start your career within the leisure industry? This is a fantastic opportunity at the Saxon Pool Centre for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to work towards their Leisure Operations Level 2.

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

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Closing date: 04 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    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

    30 hours shift work inc. evenings and weekends

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001228212

  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to work towards their Leisure Operations Level 2 and be part of a friendly team to provide a fun, safe and quality experience for all of our customers.  The job will involve:

• Effective communication with other team members
• Equipment setups safely and on time
• Maintenance of company standards at all times
• Provision of safe and effective pool supervision
• Building cleanliness and undertaking other various housekeeping duties
• Building and being part of a successful and well-motivated team
• Delivering excellent customer service at all times.

This is a full-time position and you will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week on a shift basis at your designated centre.

You will receive on-going training including your National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification and your Level1 Teaching Aquatics.

The  programme is 12-15 months in duration and you will be employed on a fixed term 12-15 month contract. On successfully completing your Apprenticeship we would expect to be able to offer you continued employment and development opportunities.

If you are invited to interview for this role you will be required to complete a swim test as part of the interview process, in order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate you are able to do the following:
• Jump/dive into deep water
• Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
• Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water and then tread water for 30 seconds
• Surface dive to floor of pool (deepest part)
• Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Candidates must be strong swimmers to undertake the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

Personal qualities

Be able to use initiative.

Qualifications required

No previous qualifications required.

Future prospects

On going training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. 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).

About the employer

Officially opened by Olympic Gold medalist Duncan Goodhew in February 1997, Saxon Pool & Leisure Centre is a superbly equipped 'wet and dry' centre offering a wide range of leisure activities for all the community.

Working in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council, Saxon Pool and Leisure Centre aims to deliver value for money sports and leisure activities and opportunities which are easily available to all ages and abilities.

We can help you achieve and maintain a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle whatever your aim.

The sports and leisure facilities are operated by dedicated professionals who put customer satisfaction at the core of all they do.

Employer

Saxon Pool & Leisure Centre

Address

Saxon Drive

Biggleswade

SG18 8SU

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Training provider

•Level  Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing Operational Services
•Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations
•Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
•Customer service/ Sales/Marketing within the Leisure Environment
•Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)*Certificate in Swimming Pool Supervision and Rescue

Apprenticeship framework

Leisure Operations and Leisure Management

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link provided to apply


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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Sep 2017