Lifeguard Apprenticeship Stratford Park Leisure Centre

Stratford Park Leisure Centre are looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to work towards their Leisure Operations NVQ Level 2 and be part of a friendly team to provide a fun, safe and quality experience for all of our customers visiting the leisure centre.

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

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    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

    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

    21 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001128414

  • Positions

    3 available

What will the role involve?
We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to work towards their Leisure Operations NVQ Level 2 and be 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
  • Maintenance of company standards at all times
  • 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 30 hours per week on a shift basis at your designated centre. You will receive on-going training and benefit from free use of the gym and swimming pool.

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 be passionate about wanting to work within the leisure industry and willing to work towards their NVQ.

Personal qualities

Ability to work well within a team

Qualifications required

No previous qualifications required.

Future prospects

Possible progression onto further qualifications and a full time position

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 programme is 12 months in duration and you will be employed on a fixed term 12 month contract. On successfully completing your Apprenticeship we would expect to be able to offer you continued employment and development opportunities. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Sports and Leisure Management Limited (SLM Ltd) is the company behind the Everyone Active brand. The Company is the longest established leisure contractor in the UK having been formed in 1987 by our CEO Stephen Hulme. The Company has seen significant growth over the years and currently manages 93 sports, leisure and cultural facilities in partnership with 34 Local Authority clients.

Employer

Stratford Park Leisure Centre

Address

Stratford Road

Stroud

GL5 4AF

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing Operational Services
  • Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Customer service/ Sales/Marketing within the Leisure Environment
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)*Certificate in Swimming Pool Supervision and Rescue

Apprenticeship framework

Unknown Framework

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

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: 09 Oct 2017