Fitness & Leisure Apprentice

Lifetime Training
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
As well as operating around the Leisure Centre, you will also be responsible for supervising in and around the gym to gain experience of all aspects of the centre!

REPORTS TO: Business or Assistant Manager


To work as one of a Team of employees and volunteers to ensure the safe and efficient day to day operation of the Centre through effective use of resources and compliance with operational procedures.


1. To ensure the safe preparation and control of all facilities, e.g. changing rooms, swimming pools, and the erection of sports and other ancillary equipment.

2. To record pool water and other environmental conditions in accordance with procedures, e.g. test pool water, temperature control, at instruction of immediate Supervisor.

3. Safety and control of customers in accordance with the Code of Conduct' and other relevant guidelines, polices and procedures as provided, to prevent injury, misuse and damage to facilities in wet and dry areas.

4. To undertake general cleaning duties in accordance with the Centre's cleaning schedule and ensure that the standards of cleanliness are achieved and maintained.

5. To positively promote the image of the organisation and provide a welcoming and friendly environment for customers.

6. To work at all time in a manner that will ensure their own personal safety and that of others, ensuring compliance with the Health and Safety standards, i.e COSHH, Risk Assessments and reporting of identified hazards.

7. To utilise cleaning materials and resources and carry out the cleaning duties in the most effective, efficient and economic manner available.

8. To give assistance to customers seeking advice and information.

9. To assist customers and ensure that complaints (e.g. accidents, damage, etc.) and/or suggestions are referred to supervision in accordance with the procedures.

10. To ensure all lost property is delivered to a collection point and properly recorded and secured.

11. To give assistance with general labouring and portering duties and to ensure that standards of security, stock and equipment are maintained.

12. To assist with plant duties as and when required.

13. Demonstrating activities for members to follow and showing members how to use exercise machines and free weights correctly

14. Creating personal exercise plans for members

15. Assist within the gym with Fitness assessments, consultations and introduction sessions for new members

The above requirements of the job/role are intended as a basic outline. There will be other tasks related to ensuring customer satisfaction, care and safety, and the Sport and Leisure Trainee/Apprentice will be expected to adopt a flexible and helpful approach.

The Apprentice will be required to undertake training in Level 1 Swimming Teaching award. The Apprentice will be mentored by qualified Pelican Staff. Courses, qualifications will be funded by the Pelican Centre. The Apprentice will also work towards achieving a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Fitness Instructing

Skills Required :
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
Proactive and independent working attitude

Future Prospects :
On going development and training

Training to be Provided :
Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership
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 £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).'

Things to consider :
The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

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