Fitness & Leisure Apprentice Pelican Centre

Are you looking to kick start your career within the sport and leisure industry? The Pelican Centre are looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to work towards their Activity Leadership Level 2 and be part of a friendly team!

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

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Closing date: 23 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

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

As well as operating around the Leisure Centre, you will also be responsible for supervising in and around the gym to gain experience of all aspects of the centre!

REPORTS TO: Business or Assistant Manager 


To work as one of a Team of employees and volunteers to ensure the safe and efficient day to day operation of the Centre through effective use of resources and compliance with operational procedures. 


  • To ensure the safe preparation and control of all facilities, e.g. changing rooms, swimming pools, and the erection of sports and other ancillary equipment.
  • To record pool water and other environmental conditions in accordance with procedures, e.g. test pool water, temperature control, at instruction of immediate Supervisor.
  • Safety and control of customers in accordance with the ‘Code of Conduct’ and other relevant guidelines, polices and procedures as provided, to prevent injury, misuse and damage to facilities in wet and dry areas.
  • To undertake general cleaning duties in accordance with the Centre’s cleaning schedule and ensure that the standards of cleanliness are achieved and maintained.
  • To positively promote the image of the organisation and provide a welcoming and friendly environment for customers.
  • To work at all time in a manner that will ensure their own personal safety and that of others, ensuring compliance with the Health and Safety standards, i.e COSHH, Risk Assessments and reporting of identified hazards.
  • To utilise cleaning materials and resources and carry out the cleaning duties in the most effective, efficient and economic manner available.
  • To give assistance to customers seeking advice and information.
  • To assist customers and ensure that complaints (e.g. accidents, damage, etc.) and/or suggestions are referred to supervision in accordance with the procedures.
  • To ensure all lost property is delivered to a collection point and properly recorded and secured.
  • To give assistance with general labouring and portering duties and to ensure that standards of security, stock and equipment are maintained.
  • To assist with plant duties as and when required.
  • Demonstrating activities for members to follow and showing members how to use exercise machines and free weights correctly
  • Creating personal exercise plans for members
  • Assist within the gym with Fitness assessments, consultations and introduction sessions for new members

The above requirements of the job/role  are intended as a basic outline. There will be other tasks related to ensuring customer satisfaction, care and safety, and the Sport and Leisure Trainee/Apprentice will be expected to adopt a flexible and helpful approach.

The Apprentice will be required to undertake training in Level 1 Swimming Teaching award. The Apprentice will be mentored by qualified Pelican Staff. Courses, qualifications will be funded by the Pelican Centre. The Apprentice will also work towards achieving a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Fitness Instructing

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Proactive and independent working attitude

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work well within a team

Qualifications required

No Qualifications Required

Future prospects

On going development and training

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.

About the employer

A community swimming pool. Saved from closure by the local community in 2012, now a registered charity.


Pelican Centre


Castle Street


M29 8EG

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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Activity Leadership

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply via this link:

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

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017