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Level 2 Sports and Leisure Team Member Apprentice Sandwell Leisure Trust

EMPLOYER in partnership with Aspire Training will be offering Level 2 Leisure Team Member apprenticeship programmes designed to introduce people into the working world of leisure. All our apprenticeships provide you with the opportunity to enter into a wide range of career paths and further education.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Minimum of 30 and maximum 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001685685

  • Positions

    1 available

The Leisure Team Member will have a love of sports and fitness, and be physically active themselves. They will play a vital role in improving public health by supporting, enhancing and delivering the day to day operations and services of a leisure / fitness facility. 

  • Supporting the day to day operations and services of a leisure / fitness facility  
  • Working directly with children and adults of all ages   
  • Working collaboratively with a wide range of partner organisations  
  • Undertaking routine maintenance of equipment and maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the environment  
  • Act as a Lifeguard, Swimming Teacher, Gym Instructor, and Group Activity Leader  
  • Setting up equipment for activities, events and competitions  
  • Offering excellent customer service as a first point of contact for customers, answering queries and dealing with straightforward complaints (underpinned by excellent product knowledge)  
  • Maintaining accurate records and promoting activities using facilities IT systems  

By the end of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will have the skills to work as a Fitness Instructor, Lifeguard and Swimming Teacher.   


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent swimming/general lifesaving skills ( a swim test will be undertaken prior to appointment) 
  • An excellent communicator 
  • Well organised and adaptable 
  • Punctual and reliable 
  • Basic report writing 

Personal qualities

To be considered for the role we are looking for someone who is: 

  • Passionate about working with children and young people, and the community  
  • A positive role model 
  • Interested in sport and physical activity 
  • Driven to achieve high levels of performance at all times 
  • Enthusiastic 
  • An excellent communicator  
  • Well organised and adaptable  
  • Punctual and reliable 
  • Able to use their initiative 
  • A positive attitude and flexible approach 
  • A good team player 
  • Determined and committed to learn and succeed  
  • Commitment to the safeguarding of children 

Desired qualifications

N/A

Future prospects

We will support you in your personal development by providing you with the underpinning knowledge, skills and experience for the following: 

  • Careers within the Sports and Leisure industry  
  • Potential further employment with the employer 
  • Opportunity for further education 

 

Things to consider

The successful applicant will receive: 

  • Allocated mentor 
  • Access to training via the Leisure Trust 
  • Access to apprenticeship training delivered by Aspire Training Solutions (as outlined above) 
  • Allocated learning hours within the working week 

The employer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work in our school is expected to share this commitment. Therefore, this position is subject to receipt of an enhanced DBS disclosure. 

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.


About the employer

Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT)  is both an independent company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. 

Whether you want to enjoy a workout, play sport or join an aerobics class, we have leisure centres in Rowley Regis, Cradley Heath, Smethwick, Tipton, Oldbury and Wednesbury. 

We aim to get more local people active and carefully balance our social ethos and commercial aspirations to maintain, invest and develop a wide range of quality sport and leisure services for Sandwell. 

Employer

Sandwell Leisure Trust

Address

Carnegie Building

Victoria Road

Tipton

DY4 8SR

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Training

Training provider

ASPIRE SPORTS HEALTH & FITNESS LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aspire Sports Health & Fitness Ltd

  •  Level 2 Leisure Team Member Apprenticeship Standard  
  • Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding   
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness or Gym Instruction   
  • Level 3 certificate in First Aid   
  • Level 2 in Teaching Swimming   
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if needed 

Apprenticeship standard

Leisure team member

Level 2 (GCSE)


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