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Job Title : Lifeguard Apprenticeship
Employer : Places for People - Ongar Leisure Centre
Location : Ongar, Essex, CM5 0GA
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Leisure Operations and Leisure Management - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Fitness and Active Leisure
Vacancy Reference : VAC-32073
Vacancy Short Description : Are you looking for a career as a Lifeguard and kick-start your career in the leisure industry? Ongar Leisure Centre are looking for keen swimmers to join their friendly and supportive team!


Qualifications Required : No previous qualifications required but applicants must be strong swimmers. A swim test will be required to test your swimming strength as part of the selection process.
Vacancy Full Description : As an apprentice you will be responsible for ensuring the comfort and safety of all users at the leisure centre and working towards your Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations and Leisure Management. You will also be required to provide customer service to the highest standard and you MUST be a strong swimmer.

Day to day duties:
- Maintain the vigilant supervision of those in the pool
- Carry out pool rescues, resuscitation and first aid as needed
- Building and being part of a successful and well-motivated team
- Providing an excellent level of Customer Service to Members
- To act in a professional manner at all times.
- Equipment setups safely and on time
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 Hours Per Week - Hours TBC
Weekly Wage : £374.80
Application Deadline Date : 02/04/2018
Possible Start Date : 09/04/2018
Personal Qualities : What are we looking for in our apprentice?
Enthusiasm and a positive attitude;
Ability to work well in a team;
Good communication skills are essential as you will be dealing with the public;
A genuine passion and interest in health, leisure and fitness;
Skills Required : Apprentices must be strong swimmers as you will eventually be providing the supervision and safety for swimmers within the leisure centre. You must also be able to work well within a team and have a friendly approachable personality.
You will gain a number of qualifications from this apprenticeship, such as:
- Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations and Leisure Management.
Future Prospects : Possible future prospects of full time employment.
Training to be Provided : Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations and Leisure Management
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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