Apprentice activity assistant Clip 'n Climb Bicester

The Apprentice Activity Assistant position is a key position in the company. You will maintain supervision of customers in the centre; to ensure they get the most from their session, have an enjoyable visit and that they are safe throughout their visit. You will also undertake coaching/supervision of courses and sessions as required.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    -Free on site parking and secure cycle storage. -Access to free climbing for you and your family. -Staff discount in on site café -Access to free meals when on shift

  • Working week

    Monday - Off Tuesday - 1.00pm - 8.30pm Wednesday - Off Thursday - Off Friday - 11.30am - 7.15pm Saturday - 8.30am - 5.45pm Sunday - 9.30am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To make and record safety checks in line with company procedures on climbing equipment.
  • To ensure the day to day preparation of the facilities for a variety of sessions and private bookings both within the climbing arena and throughout the building.
  • To supervise the arena area, assist climbers in difficulty, undertake any necessary safety operations and apply first aid as needed.
  • To undertake coaching/supervision of courses, parties and sessions as required.
  • Welcome customers from reception.

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

  • You will under take the Community Activator (Level 2) Apprenticeship.
  • You will also recieve Level 2 Clip'n Climb training 
  • Undertake one day emergency first aid at work.
  • Under take level 2 food hygiene.
  • Training will be at your work location.
  • You will have 20% of your work time as protected learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • After completion of the community activator apprenticeship, you can work towards a supervisor role, with resposibility for staff, and a level 3 outdoor activity instructor qualification.
  • Further development will be to centre duty manager with the opportunity to undertake the level 3 leisure management qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Physical fitness, Comfortable with heights


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired

Things to consider

Applicants should be comfortable with heights, although no climbing experience is needed. An interest in sports and coaching would be advantageous. You will be working with a wide range of ages from toddlers to adults - so a good communicator is what we are looking for.

About the employer

Clip ‘n Climb Bicester is a fun leisure climbing centre. We offers a host of fun challenges to keep the whole family healthy and active. And the great thing is that no previous experience is required … each of our walls features the worldwide #1 auto belay system enabling climbers young and old to simply clip in and start climbing! Along with open climb sessions we also offer: - Toddler sessions -Adult only sessions -Birthday parties -Team building sessions -Instructor led courses And activity days.


Clip 'n Climb Bicester


Clip 'n Climb Bicester

Unit 3 Bessemer close

OX26 6QE


Graham Weir

01869 814098

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)

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