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Gym Instructor Apprentice THE FITNESS TRUST LIMITED

Ready to start a career in Fitness and Personal training Welcome Gym is looking for an apprentice to join their busy team. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,754.20

    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

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000102749

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To contribute fully to the operational function of the club, meeting targets for member satisfaction, member income and operational goals.

Duties will include:

General:

  • Maintain and look to exceed standards of cleanliness and maintenance in all areas of the operation and ensure all checklists are completed daily
  • Ensure Changing areas are checked and cleaned regularly
  • Adopt a caring and fun approach to all member interaction aiming to deliver 'best in the business' standards of member care
  • Attend and actively participate in regular meetings
  • Further your knowledge of the health and fitness industry with special relevance to any areas, which you deliver within the club setting. Read industry magazines, publications or attend workshops whenever possible
  • Achieve and surpass club performance and income budgets
  • Keep club costs to a minimum and stick to budgets
  • Recognise that the company’s main objective is profitability
  • Use company property with care
  • Be a company ambassador at all times and look for opportunities to further the good reputation of the company whenever possible
  • Respect the confidentiality of all company materials, including intellectual property, and avoid removing these from the premises
  • Always be impeccably punctual and plan your time carefully
  • Greet any member you meet anywhere within your club at any time
  • Have input where requested into written material and notice boards 

Reception:

  • Welcome every arrival warmly, develop rapport, use every members first name, and look for opportunities to make their first contact a special one
  • Comply with requests as speedy and efficiently as possible whilst maintaining rapport and friendliness
  • Ensure total accuracy with every money transaction
  • Have security as your priority by only allowing access to current club members and authorised non-members 
  • Offer each member a choice whenever possible and identify any 'up sell' opportunities
  • Know all current (today’s) and future (tomorrow and beyond) events and activities whenever situated at reception

Fitness gyms and studios:

  • Greet/ acknowledge the presence of every member whenever when you are present in the fitness centre
  • Complete all the check lists where possible on shift
  • Fundamental to every members visit is the importance of comfort. Assist them to understand the equipment until confidence is of an acceptable level
  • Identify opportunities to educate members about their lifestyle via notice boards, flyers, newsletters, and other creative fun ways 
  • Encourage and promote participation in gym challenges, group fitness events and social events
  • Identify the importance of increased retention of members and improved secondary spend to the club performance
  • Perform changing room checks at all times
  • When qualified - complete minimum two classes as an instructor per week and gym inductions where relevant

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

  • Personal Trainer Apprenticeship Standard Level 3
  • Combined Level 2 Gym instructor certificate
  • Identify, suggest and wherever possible implement self development opportunities
  • Get fully involved with core training programmes by implementing the techniques and ideas learned
  • Participate in the Excellence Programme( including The Excellence Review( every 6 months and In Search of Excellence( delivered as frequently as necessary
  • Strive for high standards of performance at all times

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Opportunity to learn and develop within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Physical fitness

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Working Week (example Mon-Fri) Hours 16 - 40 We are open 7 days a week so you will need to be able to work on those shifts provided in the working week here. Working Hours (example 9-5 or Shifts TBC) 6-2, 10 – 6, 12- 8 or 2- 10. Wage apprentice minimum wage https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

Welcome Gym in Chesham is a friendly and well-equipped gym. Currently the cheapest gym in the town, offering amazing value, we provide over 60 FREE ‘instructor led’ fitness workshops and classes, every week.

Employer

THE FITNESS TRUST LIMITED

Address

Welcome Gym, Amersham Road

CHESHAM

HP5 1NE

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Training

Training provider

CENTRAL YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION

Apprenticeship standard

Personal trainer

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Dec 2022