A JAG Playworker Apprentice is required. This adventure is all about building brighter futures together. You’ll learn to deliver genuine, heartfelt experiences to our people and our little people by ensuring they experience fun, engaging and creative activities, in a safe and inclusive environment. Duties include: assisting with the planning and delivery of activities with structure and enthusiasm; encouraging maximum participation- this could include, play, multi-sports, games, arts & crafts, downtime, and structured play.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.50 starting wage with 3, 6, & 9 month 50p an hour incentive linked to performance review

  • Working week

    Mon to Fri Term-time – Rise then Shine Breakfast Club starting at 7.30 am Stay & Play after School Club finishing at 6 pm Holiday Clubs – 8-hour shift starting at 8/9am to 5/6pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will have the opportunity during your apprenticeship to gain an understanding of community groups and events that JAG is involved in and help plan and deliver a successful JAG Adventure Programme of delivery to meet the aims of the group and individuals.
  • Provide inclusive, fun, and engaging care for the children, including collecting them from school to delivering them safely to parents/carers.
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of activities with structure and enthusiasm; encouraging maximum participation. This could include, play, multi-sports, games, arts & crafts, downtime, structured play, etc.
  • Ensure all activities are age and ability appropriate while using the equipment and space safely.
  • Provide refreshments for the children, making sure that our hygiene and Health and Safety standards are met.
  • Set up and take down the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
  • Follow all Health and Safety protocols and policies and ensure that all relevant documentation (Accident Forms, Incident Forms, etc.) is completed as needed.
  • Ensure all children have been signed in and out each visit, following the correct processes and procedures.
  • Authentically and professionally communicate with all team members, parents, children and schools.
  • Conduct kit/equipment maintenance and safety checks.
  • Be the champion of Health and Safety and provide first aid where necessary.
  • Ensure all documents and information that relate to the children in our care are kept confidential and in a safe place and understand the importance of it.
  • Inspire our team members and children to have fun and lead an active lifestyle, helping them to understand the benefits and why adopting them is important.
  • Be involved in community schemes within your Club and/or JAG company-wide, helping to plan and deliver successful activities programmes; such as HAF, intra/inter-school activities, or an Action for Children initiative.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Playworker apprenticeship
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Off-the-job training is completed at the setting
  • Virtual tutor visits every month, face-to-face every 3 months

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential for the apprentice to move onto a permanent role within the club. Possibility to move onto Deputy/Manager of a club within the organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Considerate, Passionate, Trustworthy


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Desired

Things to consider

What the job requires:  Split shifts – Early morning, and/or lunchtime and then afternoon school shift  Holiday club - working throughout half-terms  Must be willing to undergo a DBS check What we offer you:  The chance to build brighter futures for children.  Access to 24/7 Employee Assist Programs through Health Assured.  Discounted wrap-around school care and holiday club (if you have little ones).  A little bit of security for your future with a workplace pension scheme.  A place where you can let your personality shine.  Rewards for recommending your family and friends to come and join the family.  Paid training and regular personal and professional development – including Paediatric First Aid and NGB Coaching Qualification  A structured 4-week induction to set you up for success.  Fun. It’s what big kids do. We like to be 100% human rather than corporate.

About the employer

JAG are proud to be the leading provider of before, and after-school activity clubs, PE lessons and holiday programmes in the UK, with passionate teams who live and breathe our mission every day: to build brighter futures for children. For over 30 years, we’ve been delivering exceptional experiences for children in Clubs across the UK for children aged 4+. Our global experience has allowed us to create an approach to child-led care that parents and schools trust - and children love.




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience





Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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