School Sports Apprentice Sir Robert Gefferys School

Sir Robert Geffery's School are looking to take on a school sports apprentice to join their friendly school.

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Closing date: 16 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

    The required working hours will be 30-40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Specific shifts will be negotiated with the school.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

In your day-to-day role you will be undertaking a variety within the school. You will be working with pupils under the guidance of the teacher to maximize pupil’s progress which will involve individuals or small groups.

You will be looking after all sports equipment, ensuring it is fit for use, in the right place and in good order. You will ensure it is available on request of teaching staff and set-up equipment required for a lesson.

You will be supporting the maintenance team in the upkeep of fitness equipment, preparing playing areas and securing goals/nets as required on occasions. You will be involved in school sports festivals such as the School Games competitions between local schools and developing the provision of lunchtime and after school sports clubs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Experience of working within a sporting or educational context would be advantageous, however a determination to see young people succeed is of the utmost importance. Strong organisational, communication and team work skills will form a key element of the position, with the successful candidate anticipated to regularly utilise their skills in forward planning and initiative.

An ability to motivate and inspire young people in striving towards their full potential will form an essential part of this role, with the ability to plan and adapt coaching sessions to keep them fun, engaging and exciting being important.

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will be a caring and motivated individual, who will be required to create an inclusive learning environment.

Qualifications required

GCSE Grades A-C in Maths and English or the equivalent grades are required as part of the induction process with Skills Group.

Future prospects

This employer is very keen to progress all staff members through the bespoke training opportunities they offer and can host superb professional development opportunities within the education sector.

About the employer

This is an exciting time for the Sir Robert Geffery's School. They are taking part in many new initiatives that will ensure that the school offers the very best learning environment and experience for all children. They feel that every child is unique and has many talents. At Sir Robert Geffery's they will have the opportunity to fulfil their potential academically, socially and morally. They are proud of their children and always offer support and celebrate achievements.


Sir Robert Gefferys School


School Road


PL12 5EA

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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership includes:

  • Activity Leadership – Leisure Operations
  • Activity Leadership – Coaching Sport
  • Activity Leadership – Fitness Instruction
  • Leisure Management Level 3
  • Personal Training Level 3
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding


All aspects of your training will be delivered on-site by the employer, and you will have regular visits every 6-8 weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.

As an additional qualification Skills Group will give you the opportunity to achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with internet safety and safeguarding.

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


01752 332442

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017