Activity Leadership Apprenticeship

Lifetime Training
105.00 per week
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Aston cum Aughton Leisure Centre are offering a great opportunity to embark upon a leisure apprenticeship where you will work towards your Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership.

This will mean that on completion of the Apprenticeship you will be a qualified Lifeguard and gym instructor. This qualification will give you the opportunity to pursue your future career in the leisure industry and further specialise in any of these departments.

This will be a varied role within the Leisure Centre and your main duties will include:
• Maintaining the supervision of those in the pool
• Make sure safety standards are followed
• Check that life-saving equipment is in full working order
• Complete health and safety checks as and when directed
• Organise and supervise assistants and helpers
• Deal with minor injuries and accidents.
• Plan and implement training programmes for individuals within the gym
• Conduct Inductions into the gym

If you do not already hold your NPLQ, you will put on the course and must pass in order to continue with the apprenticeship.
Flexibility towards the hours and role are essential as you will be required to work on a shift-rota basis including some evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

The programme is 12-15 months in duration and you will be employed on a fixed term contract. On successfully completing your Apprenticeship we would expect to be able to offer you continued employment and development opportunities.

Personal Qualities :
What are we looking for in our apprentice?
Enthusiasm and a positive attitude;
Ability to work well in a team;
Good communication skills are essential as you will be dealing with the public;
A genuine passion and interest in health, leisure and fitness;

Skills Required :
Apprentices must be good swimmers as you will eventually be providing the supervision and safety for swimmers within the leisure centre. You must also be able to work well within a team and have a friendly approachable personality.

As such, if you are invited to interview for this role you will be required to complete a swim test as part of the interview process, in order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate you are able to do the following.

• Jump/dive into deep water
• Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
• Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water and then tread water for 30 seconds
• Surface dive to floor of pool (deepest part)
• Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits

Future Prospects :
On going development and training

Training to be Provided :
You will complete an Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership and gain the following nationally recognised qualifications
• Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership
• Functional Skills in Maths and English (if you have GCSE's at C or above in these subjects you may be exempt from this element of training).

Other Information :
The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from October 1st 2016. 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.

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

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