Lifeguarding Apprentice Vale Farm Sports Centre - Swimming Pools (Public)

Are you looking to kick start your career in the leisure industry? Vale Farm Leisure Centre is part of the longest established leisure contractor, SLM Ltd in the UK and are looking for motivated candidates to work towards their Leisure Operations NVQ Level 2.

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

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Closing date: 11 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £128.00

  • Working week

    32 hours shift work inc. evenings and weekends

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001184479

  • Positions

    1 available

Vale Farm Leisure Centre are looking for motivated candidates to work towards their Leisure Operations NVQ Level 2 as part of a 12-15 month apprenticeship.

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
  • 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 a minimum of 32 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.

You will receive on-going training and benefit from free use of the gym and swimming pool.

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. 

Pay and benefits 
£4.00 per hour.

Free use of gym and swimming pool, paid holidays and on-going training opportunities.

What will your training involve?

  • 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 

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

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. From April 1st 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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

Vale Farm Sports Centre - Swimming Pools (Public)

Address

Vale Farm

Watford Road

Wembley

HA0 3HG

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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

Leisure Operations and Leisure Management

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply via the Lifetime Training website:


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

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Closing date: 11 Sep 2017