Apprentice Recreation Assistant - Queens Park Leisure Club BH LIVE

This is a ideal vacancy for somebody looking to start out in the leisure industry. You will work towards your level 2 apprenticeship in Operational Services and have the opportunity to experience life in a busy leisure centre.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    shift work working 5 days out of 7 37 hrs per week

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An opportunity has arisen for the right individual to become a leisure attendant in a large centre in Bournemouth.

The role will be varied and will involve duties such as Lifeguarding, setting up equipment, and cleaning. You will need to have good communication skills and be able to deal with customers on a regular basis.

You will be working within a team contributing to the day to day running of the centre. The job will require you to be flexible in your approach.

You will be working on a shift rota which will require early and late shifts along with weekend work.

A key part of the job will be lifeguarding the swimming pool so you will need to be a strong swimmer.

Requirements and prospects

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required.

Things to consider

Need to be able to swim 10 lengths of 25 metre pool.

Due to lack of public transport and early and late shifts you may find having your own means of transport beneficial.

Interest in sport would be beneficial.

About the employer

Large leisure centre in Bournemouth delivering a wide range of leisure activities.




51 Queens Park South Drive



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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations

Competence Qualification
Active IQ NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services

Knowledge Qualification
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations

Transferable Skills
City & Guilds Functional Skills Level 1 Maths & English

Active IQ Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning

Apprenticeship framework

Unknown Framework

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Locomotivation Ltd


Laura Thirkettle (01202 567204)

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2017