Apprenticeships - Stockport
Apprenticeships - lifeLEISURE
- Stockport Sports Village
- Hazel Grove
- Grand Central & Romiley
Hours: Full Time and Part Time
Salary: Circa £6,750 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Would you like to work for Stockport’s Employer of the Year 2016 & Best Not for Profit Organisation 2015?
Are you passionate about working in a customer focused environment and delivering exceptional service?
Do you like the idea of developing a career within the leisure industry?
If you answered ‘YES’ to all the above questions, we would love to hear from you. At lifeLEISURE we have exciting opportunities for Apprentices to join our award-winning team.
In addition to our highly-regarded Sentinel programme, other benefits you’ll receive through working for lifeLEISURE include:
- Gym membership
- Contributory pension scheme
- Extensive training opportunities
- 6 weeks’ annual leave (rising to 7 after 5 years’ service)
- Annual awards event
With the option to study a range of leisure-related subjects, our Apprentices work towards a qualification over 12 months (part time apprentices may have to work for 18-24 months) whilst gaining first hand leisure experience working on the front line within our centres. This could be through working as a Lifeguard, Receptionist, Swimming Teacher or Football Assistant (depending on centre). The nature of these roles require candidates to be enthusiastic, responsible and hardworking individuals as day to day our apprentices work to support Life Leisure’s centres. Some examples of the day-to-day activities of an Apprentice include: delivering exceptional customer service, maintaining high standards of cleanliness, supervising swimming sessions, delivering teaching/coaching sessions, and assisting with general day to day operations.
You’ll have the option to study the following qualifications (subject to availability), and additional qualifications may be offered during the Apprenticeship where candidates perform to exceptionally high standards.
- Customer Service
- Business Administration
- Swimming Teaching & Sports Coach
- Sports Development & Coaching
- Team Leader
Applicants must demonstrate our Preferred Behaviours culture of being a Winner, Authentic, Together, Caring and Happy (W.A.T.C.H.). The apprenticeships at lifeLEISURE Cheadle, Grand Central and Hazel Grove require candidates to work as a Lifeguard as part of their role and therefore having the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is essential. If you don’t currently hold the NPLQ it’s not a problem we can train you, but you will need to pass the course to be successful for this role. You must be a strong swimmer to take part in the lifeguard course, including being able to do the following:
- Jump / dive into deep water
- Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
- Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
- Tread water for 30 seconds Surface dive to the floor of the pool
- Climb out unaided without ladder / steps and where the pool design permits
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