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Lifeguard Apprentice Middleton Pool

To support and contribute to the company's mission statement -'To create active places and healthy people' To ensure the comfort and safety of all users of the Centre.

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

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Closing date: 06 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shift work - Earlies, lates and weekends, 30 min breaks. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To support and contribute to the company's mission statement -'To create active places and healthy people'

To ensure the comfort and safety of all users of the Centre.

To maintain vigilant supervision of pool users and ensure their safety at all times.

To administer first aid, effect pool rescues and apply resuscitation as necessary.

To comply with the Centre's Health and Safety procedures at all times,

To deal with customers in a friendly and professional manner, delivering outstanding service.

To report any matter of concern to the Duty Manager immediately.

To carry out cleaning duties as necessary.

To wear the prescribed staff uniform at all times.

To carry out patrols of the Centre.

To prepare activity areas involving the setting up/dismantling of equipment.

To ensure that all Centre equipment is stored safely and securely when not in use.

To report any maintenance issues using the appropriate procedures.

To assist the Duty Manager with any tasks involved in the operation of the Centre.

To maintain any suggested training requirements.

We are Places Leisure, part of the Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. - providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.

How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with active people, lifesaving people and customer focused people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 195,000 homes, manage £4 billion of assets and teach 75,000 children to swim each week.

More about your role

If you want to earn money whilst working in a fun, lively environment with a team of people like you, then this exciting new job could be for you. Working with passionate and driven people, you will be responsible for the supervision of our customers whilst using our swimming and pool facilities. You will also be tasked with keeping all areas clean and hygienic at all times whilst maintaining high standards of cleanliness whilst carrying out daily pool checks.

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

More about you

In an ideal world, you will have a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and/or a first-aid certificate however we are willing to train you in both these qualifications. As you will be working poolside you must be a competent swimmer and be safety conscious.

The benefits

Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.

Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership - to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

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

  • Leisure Team Member Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Senior/Supervisor Roles are the next step and Swimming Instructor training is included in the apprenticeship with Teaching Hours available upon completion of qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

Things to consider

Shifts include 06.00 starts and 22.30 finishes, weekend and bank holidays. Transport to Newport Pagnell required as role is based at Middleton Pool & Fitness Centre.

About the employer

We work with our Local Authority partners to deliver places and activities that make a difference to the lives of their communities. Whether you're at the start of your fitness journey or looking to find your community's spirit, we've got a place for you


Middleton Pool


Tickford Street

MK16 9BG

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Leisure team member

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Jan 2023