Leisure Attendant Apprentice Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool

A fantastic opportunity to start a Leisure Attendant Apprenticeship with Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool is now available! You will be working towards your Leisure Operational Services Level 2 qualification while working in a fun, lively atmosphere.

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

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 Hours. Shifts tbc

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool are seeking someone who wants to work within the leisure industry, you must have the right attitude and get up and go. You will be self-motivated, good with people and able to motivate members in achieving their goals. 40 hours per week to work on a rota basis. Shifts include days, evenings and weekends.

Your duties and overall role will include:

  • To maintain vigilant supervision of pool users and ensure their safety at all times.
  • To administer first aid, effect pool rescues and apply resuscitation as necessary.
  • To comply with the Centre’s Health and Safety procedures at all times.
  • To deal with customers in a friendly and professional manner.
  • To report any matter of concern to the Duty Manager immediately.
  • To carry out cleaning duties as necessary.
  • To wear the prescribed staff uniform at all times.
  • To carry out patrols of the Centre.
  • To prepare activity areas involving the setting up/dismantling of equipment.
  • To ensure that all Centre equipment is stored safely and securely when not in use.
  • To report any maintenance issues using the appropriate procedures.
  • To assist the Duty Manager with any tasks involved in the operation of the Centre.
  • To maintain any suggested training requirements.

As part of the interview process you will need to complete a Swim test.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Apprentices must be strong swimmers as you will eventually be providing the supervision and safety for swimmers within the leisure centre
  • You must also be able to work well within a team and have a friendly approachable personality
  • You will have a swim test as part of the interview process

Personal qualities

What are we looking for in our apprentice? 

  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Good communication skills are essential as you will be dealing with the public
  • A genuine passion and interest in health, leisure and fitness

Qualifications required

No previous qualifications required

Future prospects

Possible progression onto further qualifications and a full time position

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). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

Places for People Leisure manage leisure centres on behalf of Local Authority partners offering affordable activities to help you to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. We have recently become a social enterprise as a result of the acquisition by property management and development group Places for People, a not-for-dividend organisation.


Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool



Waltham Abbey


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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations and Leisure Management 
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)*Certificate in Swimming Pool Supervision and Rescue
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Leisure Operations and Leisure Management

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


Helen Wheeler

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through the link below

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Oct 2017