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Leisure Operations Apprentice Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Northampton Leisure Trust operates a number of facilities, one being Danes Camp Leisure Centre. We currently require a Leisure Operations Apprentice to complete an Intermediate Diploma in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services.

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

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    5 days out of 7, between 6.30am - 10.00pm. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  Leisure Operations Apprentice duties to include:

  • Set up/take down sports and other equipment for customer activities
  •  Supervision of swimmers in and around pool areas (when NPLQ qualified) and maintenance of safety standards
  • Assist with supervision and co-ordination of customer activities as required
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness throughout the building
  • Provide assistance to customers with locker, vending or other problems and respond to customer enquiries
  • Ensure vending machines are filled and carry out stock rotation and checks when deliveries arrive
  • Maintain daily records sheets as directed, check that items of furniture, fittings and equipment are operating in a safe manner and report any defects
  • Report all accidents and incidents in accordance with NLT procedures
  • Ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons and to comply with all policies and procedures relating to health and safety within the Trust

As an apprentice you will be included on a Level 2 Community Activator Coach apprenticeship standard with Babcock Training. This will involve one to one training with a Regional Trainer who will meet with you on a regular basis.

Whilst on the apprenticeship you will be entitled to an NUS card

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • You should have a good standard of fitness and be a competent swimmer as you will be required to gain the RLSS NPLQ Qualification 

Personal qualities

  • You should have an interest in health and fitness
  • Be a people person 
  • You must be friendly and helpful with good customer care
  • A hard working, motivated and flexible individual
  • Able to work as a team member and on own initiative

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications are required.

Future prospects

Job is temporary with the possibility of becoming permanent - Career progression leading into roles such as; Recreation Assistant, Coaching, Teaching or ultimately to a Leisure Management role.

Things to consider

You must have a good standard of fitness and be a competent swimmer. You will be working on a shift rota which includes evenings and weekends, shifts between the hours of 6.30am - 10.00pm. Work involves some cleaning, lifting and carrying.

In house and external training opportunities to aid development. Use of facilities to maintain health and fitness, 22 days leave plus Bank Holidays.

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. You will be contacted shortly by your Apprentice Recruitment Advisor to discuss your application for this Apprenticeship; if they can’t get hold of you they will text you their contact details.


About the employer

Northampton Leisure Trust operates a number of facilities under the Trilogy brand in partnership with Northampton Borough Council and Duston Parish Council to provide active lifestyles in Northampton. Northampton Leisure Trust was launched on 1st April 2011 to provide sport (and development), leisure, play and cultural cinema opportunities for the communities of Northampton and its surrounding areas.


Danes Camp Leisure Centre


Clannell Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babcock Training Limited


Karen Rotheram 01704332144

Level 2 Community Activator Coach

Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices’ chosen career route, each standards has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in maths and English.

Once the apprentice has completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Babcock regional trainer confirm they have met all the requirements of the standard they will be put through to end point assessment. The end point assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of the apprentice to ensure they are fully competent in their role.

Each Apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, face to face training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help them to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare them for the end of point assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

For further information on this vacancy and to apply please click ‘apply’. At this point you will enter the Babcock Training website where you can review the job vacancy in more detail and apply. Please complete the application form. You will then be contacted by a recruiter and your details will be sent to the employer. Any enquiries please contact Karen Rotheram 01704332144.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Oct 2021