Apprentice Recreational Assistant/Lifeguard BOURNEMOUTH YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION

To be responsible for the health & safety of pool users. To assist in the running of all areas within the leisure facility including swimming lessons, gymnasium, party hosts.

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Closing date: 20 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 working week will include a variety of shifts across all seven days comprising of 40 hours over 5 working days. 40 hours shift work include early mornings, evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

To be involved in the operational running of the centre, ensuring all procedures and systems are strictly adhered.

Specific responsibilities may vary through a typical shift will include Lifeguarding duties, sports changeovers in the hall / studios, general cleaning and housekeeping.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lifeguarding duties
  • Altering of the hall and studio for the next required sport/activity
  • General housekeeping covering stores, fire exits, public areas, changing rooms, toilets etc.
  • Assisting in dry side & wet side coaching as instructed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

An interest in sport would be beneficial.

Personal qualities

Candidates must have a passion for wanting to work within the leisure industry, they must be willing to work across a variety of areas and strive to complete their qualification and all tasks set.

Qualifications required

No previous qualifications are required however the successful candidate must be able to complete and successfully achieve their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification before employment starts.

Future prospects

Future prospects include advancement into the gymnasium, management or a variety of coaching areas. One to one supervision meetings are held throughout your apprenticeship to discuss personal & professional interests & areas of development, these can then be used to progress your chosen career.

Things to consider

Due to lack of transport early & late shifts you may have your own benefits of transport. Things to consider on a shift rota which will require you to work a variety of early and late shifts & also weekend work, so flexible needed for the needs of the business.

About the employer

The Junction Sports and Leisure Centre is at the heart of the community. Delivering various services involving the exceptionally well equipped Gymnasium, the popular 20m Pool, Sports Hall, Activity / Fitness Rooms as well as its wide range of Children Parties, Holiday Activity Sessions, Soft Play facility and much more.




Sport and Leisure Centre

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BH18 8AX

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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations

Competency Qualification 

  • Active IQ NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services
  • Knowledge Qualification 
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations 
  • Transferable Skills
  • City & Guilds Functional Skills Level 1 English and Mathematics
  • ERR Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning

Apprenticeship framework

Leisure Management

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Locomotivation Ltd


Debbie MacLeod 07816856191

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017