Apprenticeships

Earn while you learn!

At Places Leisure, we put our people first. We attract and hire talented, passionate people who have a curiosity to continually learn and develop. You can even read some of the success stories below.

Apprenticeships offer an alternative route to continue education that lets you study for recognised qualifications, while also gaining on-the-job experience and getting paid a competitive salary. Our colleagues get the opportunity to ‘learn while they earn’ whilst gaining experience and exposure to our business practices – with no student loans, no tuition fees and no debt! 

What apprenticeships do we offer?
We offer all levels of apprenticeships to our colleagues, whether they're starting their career journey with us at Places Leisure or have an established career, we have an apprenticeship that will support their development.

The entry level apprenticeships that are available are called ‘Intermediate’ or Level 2.  

  • Level 2 Activity Leadership Exercise & Fitness
  • Level 2 Business & Administration
  • Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner
  • Level 2 Sales & Telesales
  • Level 2 Leisure Operations
  • Level 2 Community Activator Coach
  • Level 2 Hospitality Team Member
  • Level 2 Leisure Team Member

Moving up, the next level is ‘Advanced’ apprenticeships or Level 3, which is the equivalent of passing two A-levels.  

  • Level 3 Business Administrator
  • Level 3 Children & Young People’s Workforce: Early Years Educator
  • Level 3 Customer Service Specialist
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 Leisure Duty Manager
  • Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor

If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, you might be interested in a ‘Higher’ apprenticeship (Level 4 or 5). These are equivalent to the first stages of higher education, such as foundation degrees 

  • Level 4 Professional Accounting Taxation Technician
  • Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager 
  • Leadership & Management\Level 5 CMI Developing Leaders 

The highest level of apprenticeships is ‘Degree’ or Level 6/7. Both these and ‘Higher’ apprenticeships will span over 3-6 years.  

  • Level 7 Senior Leader Master’s Degree

We believe that everyone has potential, our apprenticeship schemes have been designed to develop our talent with a structured programme that gives our colleagues the opportunity to: 

  • Learn job-specific and transferrable skills
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Study towards a nationally recognised qualification