Operations Manager Degree Apprentice

Radley College, Kennington Road, Abingdon, OX14 2HR
£11,560.00 - £16,000.00 annually
25 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Alongside your learning you will assist the day to day management of the centre. You will be responsible for the health and safety of the students and customers using the centre, managing the Leisure Assistant team when on shift as well as the smooth operation of the centre. Throughout the apprenticeship you will be able to develop your management skills and take an active role in certain projects within the Sports Centre.

Initially you will have the opportunity to work within every section of the Sports Centre and apply the knowledge you have learned throughout your course. After the first year, you will have the opportunity to get involved with projects or areas of the business that you have a passion for.

As well as the business side of Radley Sports Centre all managers are required to run the centre on a day to day basis. This will include lifeguarding, dealing with customers, first aid cover, handling money and site maintenance.

Dedicated Mentor and Tailored Training

Throughout your apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to work with the whole team in a range of different departments of The Sports Centre. You will also have a mentor you will work closely with to help guide you through your personalised training plan.

  • Free use of gym and swim facilities
  • Competitive salary.
  • Hot food provided during term time (Lunch or dinner depending on shift).
  • Friendly work environment.
  • Social events throughout the year.
  • Heavily discounted golf membership.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • General IT skills - MS word, excel, email etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisation & time management
  • Able to work with autonomy (given guidance)
  • Plenty of common sense

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing and positive attitude
  • Open to new ideas.
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Team player

Desired qualifications

Five passes at GCSE (grades 9-4/A-C) or O-Level (grades A-C), including maths and English Language (or equivalents).

Plus, one of the following:

a minimum of two A Level (grades A - C)


a 6-unit Vocational A Level.


a National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent qualification, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualification

Future prospects

This role may become permanent for the right candidate, with lots of potential for future career progression, personal development opportunities and further training.

Things to consider

Working on a 4-week rota this role involves shift work between 6am and 10:30pm plus 1 weekend per month. If relying on public transport it may be difficult for all our shift times.

Lifeguarding and first aid cover is a key part of the role so completion of a NPLQ course is essential (training will be provided).

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early.

Apprenticeship Information Session

Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will berequired to attendan Apprenticeship information session at Witney or Abingdon campus. This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to an apprenticeship offer), completion ofessential paperwork, theopportunityto find out more about theapprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions.

As a new Apprenticeship Applicant, you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend theInduction Dayplease call us on 01235 216216.

Qualification checks

By applying for this vacancy, you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications.

Individuals who already have a Degree qualification are now eligible to do an Apprenticeship. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible.

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