Activity Leadership Apprentice Willink Leisure Centre

Are you looking to kick start your career within the sport and leisure industry? Willink Leisure 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: 09 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

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Willink Leisure are looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to work with them as a Activity Leadership Apprentice and gain their Level 2 in Activity Leadership!

Your duties will include:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to all members
  • Administration support (reporting and data input)
  • Reception work - Emails, phone calls, face to face enquires 
  • Adopting a customer service focussed and commercial approach to swimming lesson sales and retention, similar to that traditionally seen in the fitness environment 
  • Support and deliver community engagement linked to increasing swimming participation
  • To support the  coaching team when required to maintain continuity of teaching and excellent customer service
  • To cover lifeguard positions when needed to fit the needs of the swimming lesson programme and centre pool programme

You will work towards your Activity Leadership Level 2 through work based learning delivered by Lifetime.

To be considered for this role, you must be a strong and confident swimmer.

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

  • Team player
  • Great communicator
  • Leads and inspires others
  • Cares about our communities

Personal qualities

  • The ability to deal with customers and their queries and concerns with tact and sensitivity
  • Ability to handle difficult situation in a professional and calm manner
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Wanting to work in a sports or coaching environment

Qualifications required

No 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.

About the employer

Located in the heart of Burghfield Common we are a leisure centre offering a 25m swimming pool, 27 station gym, sports hall, outdoor netball courts, and floodlit AstroTurf. If you have any questions or need more information please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you to Willink!


Willink Leisure Centre


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Training provider

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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.

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Oct 2017