Apprentice Lifeguard - Intermediate (Level 2)

Virgin Active (Employer)

Virgin Active Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,928.00
40.0 hours per week This role is full time working 40 hours per week. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business; specific shift patterns include 'earlies' (06:00 starts), 'lates' (22:00 finishes) and weekends.
15 months (duration)
5 July 2021(start date)
Leisure Team Member (apprenticeship standard)
30 June 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

If you have a passion for our industry, love working with people and are interested in gaining great new qualifications then this Lifeguard Apprenticeship opportunity is for you….. Previous experience and qualifications aren’t necessary, we’ll provide you with that and a lot more. You just need to have a strong swimming ability.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are recruiting Lifeguard Apprentices for our Virgin Active Fulham Pools Club. 

Supervision of members within the pool & surrounding areas, to ensure safety at all times.
Cleaning duties to ensure safety, hygiene & pleasant area.
Carry out daily checks such as water temperature & equipment storage.
Enthusiastically engage with members, providing outstanding service.
Additional activities to support club operation where required.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The role will include completing the Leisure Team Member Level 2 apprenticeship Standard.

You’ll also gain these great new qualifications:

STA Lifeguard qualification
STA Swim Teachers Association – Award in Teaching Swimming
STA Swim Teachers Association – Certificate in Swim Teaching
Active IQ – Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is a great opening to take your first step into the Leisure industry and develop your skills to progress within the sector. Succesful applicants will undertake their apprenticeship within our amazing Virgin Active Fulham Pools Club. 

The opportunities to progress after the apprenticeship include becoming a permanent member of staff and progressing onto various Management roles and training.  

Reality Check

You’ll need to have a strong swimming ability and be able to complete the following Swim Test: Enter and climb out of the pool unaided Swim continuously for 200m – 100m front stroke and 100m back stroke Complete a 50m swim within 60 seconds Submerse and touch the bottom of the deepest part of the pool Complete a 50m swim in breast stroke

Skills Required

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Enthusiasm, Friendly, Approachable

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade Grade 2-9) Desired
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