Lifeguarding Apprenticeship Great Dunmow Leisure Centre - Harpers Fitness/Leisure Connection

Are you looking to start your Leisure career with a forward thinking reputable Lifestyle company? Great Dunmow Leisure Centre are offering an aqualife apprenticeship, where you will work towards your Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership.

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

    30 hours per week inc. evenings and weekends

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

About your role
We are recruiting for individuals who are highly motivated and can provide excellent customer service.

You’d be critical in maintaining our facilities to be open, clean and safe, as well as ensuring equipment is working. Ideally holding a National Pool Lifeguard qualification, you will be able to work on your own initiative & play an integral part of the team who follow a quality management system.  

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Taking responsibility for the Health and Safety of all our customers
  • Pro-actively carrying out daily checks such as pool temperature ensuring standards are met 
  • Take pride in poolside surroundings, by conducting cleaning duties & maintaining hygiene standards
  • Provide a professional, friendly and welcoming services to all customers
  • Maintain full product knowledge of the services at our centre
  • Flexibility towards the hours and role are essential as you will be required to work on a shift-rota basis including evenings and weekends

Where you will work
Great Dunmow Leisure Centre 
1Life is a forward thinking lifestyle and management solutions company, who manages The Great Dunmow Leisure Centre in partnership with Uttlesford District Council encouraging communities to ‘live more, live well.’

Working for 1Life 
Working for 1Life is rewarding. All staff receive a learning and development plan throughout your career giving you clear direction and scope no matter what role you are in. We also offer competitive salaries, excellent company benefits and a comprehensive reward and recognition scheme to ensure that loyalty, dedication and hard work will be rewarded. 
1Life is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with Investors in People Silver Award.
This vacancy is on a Full Time contract
Competitive salary, Plus excellent company benefits.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Candidates must have a passion for fitness and want to progress within the industry
  • Must be a strong and competent swimmer

Personal qualities

Flexible availability for shift work.

Qualifications required

No Qualifications Required.

Future prospects

Possible progression onto further qualifications and 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

About 1Life Our vision is to engage with people and communities, to enhance lives through health and wellbeing, sport and activity, learning and the arts. 1Life is a market leader in the supply of outsourced quality leisure, cultural and fitness services to Local Authorities, national bodies such as the charity WheelPower and private fitness clubs as well as schools, GPs, PCTs and charities.


Great Dunmow Leisure Centre - Harpers Fitness/Leisure Connection


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Training provider

Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership
Diploma in Leisure Operations
Diploma in Fitness Instructing
Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Activity Leadership

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017