Apprentice Lifeguard

Putney Leisure Centre
Dryburgh Road, London, SW15 1BL
£360.00 per week
26 Jul 2019
19 Sep 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
As a lifeguard 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.

You will also be required to provide customer service to the highest standard.

Your duties and overall role will include:
  • Maintain vigilant supervision of pool users and ensure their safety at all times
  • Administer first aid, effect pool rescues and apply resuscitation as necessary
  • Comply with the Centre's Health and Safety procedures at all times
  • Deal with customers in a friendly and professional manner
  • Report any matter of concern to the duty manager immediately
  • Carry out cleaning duties as necessary
  • Wear the prescribed staff uniform at all times
  • Carry out patrols of the Centre
  • Prepare activity areas involving the setting up/dismantling of equipment
  • Ensure that all Centre equipment is stored safely and securely when not in use
  • Report any maintenance issues using the appropriate procedures
  • Assist the duty manager with any tasks involved in the operation of the Centre
  • Maintain any suggested training requirements

All applicants must be strong and confident swimmers.

Apprentices may also need to assist in other duties around the centre when required as the needs of the leisure centre may change.

We are looking for an apprentice who has a positive attitude, good communication skills and a person who is flexible in terms of working patterns.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Apprentices must be strong swimmers as they 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.

If you are invited to interview for this role you will be required to complete a swim test as part of the interview process, in order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate you are able to do the following.
  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water and then tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to floor of pool (deepest part)
  • Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits

Personal qualities

Apprentices must be friendly and approachable and have a keen interest in the leisure industry.

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

Possible progression onto further qualifications and a full time job.

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