Apprentice Leisure Team Member Level 2 Sandwell Aquatic Centre

The Leisure Team Member will have a love of sports and fitness and be physically active themselves. They will play a vital role in improving public health by supporting, enhancing and delivering the day-to-day operations and services of a leisure / fitness facility.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60

    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

    Various hours assigned via the timetabling each week - this role will involve working evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000256296

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The Leisure Team Member will have a love of sports and fitness and be physically active themselves. They will play a vital role in improving public health by supporting, enhancing and delivering the day-to-day operations and services of a leisure / fitness facility.

  • Supporting the day-to-day operations and services of a leisure / fitness facility 
  • Working directly with children and adults of all ages  
  • Working collaboratively with a wide range of partner organisations 
  • Undertaking routine maintenance of equipment and maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the environment 
  • Act as a Lifeguard, Swimming Teacher, Gym Instructor, and Group Activity Leader 
  • Setting up equipment for activities, events, and competitions 
  • Offering excellent customer service as a first point of contact for customers, answering queries and dealing with straightforward complaints (underpinned by excellent product knowledge) 
  • Maintaining accurate records and promoting activities using facilities IT systems 

By the end of the apprenticeship, you will have the skills and qualifications to work as a Fitness Instructor, Lifeguard and Swimming Teacher.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Leisure Team Member Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding  
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness or Gym Instruction  
  • Level 3 certificate in First Aid  
  • Level 2 in Teaching Swimming  
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (if needed)

By the end of the apprenticeship, you will have the skills and qualifications to work as a Fitness Instructor, Lifeguard and Swimming Teacher.

Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Our apprenticeships provide you with the opportunity to enter into a wide range of career paths and further education. This could include employment with our leisure trust, further apprenticeships with us or in schools & the community, employment with external companies or even going to university with the qualifications you will obtain.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness, Swimming

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4+) Desired

Things to consider

Interviews will follow a swim test which will be undertaken by appointment- candidates need to be confident swimmers

About the employer

After successfully hosting the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games swimming and diving events at the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick, we are now ready to move onto the next phase of the project. The facility has been transformed into a state of the art local leisure centre for Sandwell and the region and is now open to the public.

Employer

Sandwell Aquatic Centre

Address

Londonderry Lane

Smethwick

West Midlands

B67 7EW

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Training

Training provider

ASPIRE TRAINING SOLUTIONS (UK) LIMITED

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

Contact

Tracy Deeley

tracy.deeley@slt-leisure.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Leisure team member

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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