Fitness Instructing Apprenticeship

Lifetime Training
Tunbridge Wells
131.25 per week
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Fit4Less, Tunbridge Wells are looking for a bright, motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for health and fitness to join our small, friendly team.

Our ideal person will be keen to build a career as a fitness instructor working towards their NVQ Level 2 in Instructing Exercise and Fitness.

Our club is dedicated to helping people reach their fitness and weight loss goals, so you'll be getting hands on practical experience through a variety of day-to-day activities from member inductions, fitness assessments and club tours to taking exercise classes, participating in promotional activities and generating sales.

Applicants must be self-motivated and be able to work within a supportive team environment and possess a "can-do" attitude.
This is a 12-15 month apprenticeship position working towards the NVQ level 2 in Fitness Instructing. You'll be working 35 hours per week on a shift rota. The training is government funded and is provided by Lifetime Training.

Main Responsibilities:
• Fitness assessments, consultations and introduction sessions for new members
• Creating personal exercise plans for members
• Demonstrating activities for members to follow
• Showing members how to use exercise machines and free weights correctly
• Supervise members to make sure they are exercising safely and effectively
• When on duty act as a point of contact for members dealing with any problems or concerns
• Complete health and safety checks as and when directed
• Be the point of contact for new members, taking them through the application process from start to finish including tours. Ensuring the membership database is updated and all relevant paperwork is filed correctly
• General housekeeping duties in the club, making sure the club is kept to a clean and professional standard
• General administration duties including answering the telephone, e-mails, filing etc.
• Make sure that all members adhere to the club rules as per their agreement
• Attend meetings with the club Manager as and when requested
• Maintain a high level of commitment to your studies and share your progress with the club Manager
• Ensure that the work dress code is adhered to and maintain a good level of personal hygiene
• Take part in any promotional activity
• Any other reasonable task as directed by Manager

Personal Qualities :
Ability to work well within a team

Skills Required :
Candidates must have a passion for health and fitness and want to pursue a career within the fitness industry.

Future Prospects :
Possible progression onto further qualifications and a full time position

Training to be Provided :
Apprenticeship in Instructing Exercise and Fitness
Functional Skills in Maths
Functional Skills in English
Functional Skills in ICT

Other Information :
“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 £4.05 an hour for under 18's, £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.05 for 21 to 24 year olds and £7.50 for 25 years old and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and any training that's part of their apprenticeship.”

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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