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Water Activity Apprentice ESSA WATER ACTIVITIES CENTRE

The apprentice will be learning from senior instructors how to sail, paddle and drive powerboats. The apprentice will become a paddlesport instructor, safety boat driver and learn the workings of a water activity centre. They will be supporting the delivery of courses, lessons and activity days for the general public, scout groups and schools.

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Closing date: 09 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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

    The apprentice will be expected to work 40 hours per week - shifts to be confirmed. A minimum of 6 hours per week of the 40 hours will be allocated to apprenticeship training.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000097650

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working according to ESSA Mission Statement, Policies and Operating Procedures
  • Supporting the senior instructors with a safe, responsible, and mature attitude
  • Maintaining the activity equipment needed for the centre and carrying out regular maintenance tasks on it
  • Learning how a centre functionally works on a day-to-day basis and supporting the duty manager
  • Supporting the delivery of sessions with the senior instructor(s)
  • Report safety issues and near misses

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprentice will obtain:

  • Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship Standard
  • RYA level 1 & 2
  • RYA assistant instructor
  • RYA powerboat level 2
  • RYA safety boat
  • First aid training
  • Paddlesport instructor

The training will take place on-site during the course of the normal working week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The apprentice could work to become a senior instructor in their chosen sport and with centre management skills could work anywhere in the world. People who have worked at ESSA have gone on to teach in Bermuda and beyond!


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Physical fitness, Proactive

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4) Desired

About the employer

ESSA Water Activity Centre are a registered charity with the aim to make watersports accessible for adults and children, we do this by charging very competitive prices and having a “pay & play” fee structure as watersports typically have a high capital outlay for anyone wanting to take them up.

Employer

ESSA WATER ACTIVITIES CENTRE

Address

MEADGATE ROAD

NAZEING

WALTHAM ABBEY

EN9 2PB

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Training

Training provider

LOCOMOTIVATION LTD.

Contact

John Simons

john.simons@essa.org.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Outdoor activity instructor

Level 3 (A level)


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