Lifeguard Apprenticeship Places for People Leisure Ltd

Are you looking to kick start your career in the leisure industry? Aldershot pool are looking for motivated candidates to work towards their Apprenticeship In Leisure Operations. You will be doing a mixture of reception work and lifeguarding.

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 - Hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Aldershot pool are looking for motivated candidates to work towards their Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations as part of a 12-15 month apprenticeship. You will also be doing work on reception meeting and greeting customers, dealing with telephone enquiries and membership enquiries etc.

What will the role involve? 
We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to work as part of a friendly team to provide a fun, safe and quality experience for all of our customers.  

The job will involve:
• Effective communication with other team members
• Equipment setups safely and on time
• Meeting and greeting members of the public and answering the telephone
• Provision of safe and effective pool supervision
• Building cleanliness and undertaking other various housekeeping duties
• Building and being part of a successful and well-motivated team
• Delivering excellent customer service at all times.

This is a full-time position and you will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week on a shift basis at your designated centre. 

The programme is 12-15 months in duration and you will be employed on a fixed term 12-15 month contract. On successfully completing your Apprenticeship we would expect to be able to offer you continued employment and development opportunities. 

Swim Test

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

Candidates must have a passion for wanting to work within the sport and leisure industry and pursue their career within this sector. Candidates must be strong swimmers.

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 but applicants must be strong swimmers.

Future prospects

Possible progression opportunities.

Things to consider

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

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.


Places for People Leisure Ltd


Guildford Road


GU12 4BP

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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations
    Functional Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Leisure Operations and Leisure Management

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Oct 2017