Sports Apprenticeships - Swimming

  • Apprenticeship Reference: SwimExpert_002
  • Date Posted: 8 November 2021
  • Apprentice Employer: Swim Expert Limited
  • Website: https://www.icon-training.com
  • Location: Reading
  • Apprentice Pay: £175 Per Week
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Customer Service, Community & Sport
  • Apprenticeship Type: Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

SwimExpert is looking for an apprentice who has a passion and desire to learn and succeed within the leisure industry. This is an innovative and rare apprenticeship made for those who want a mixture of office and practical, location-based, work.

Swimming Coordinators oversee the operational aspect of our swimming lessons. They recruit and induct new teachers, ensure qualifications and compliance are kept up to date, arrange teacher scheduling across our 30+ venues and make sure that our lessons are always safe and compliant. Where necessary they also step in to teach lessons too.

Working alongside our team of Swimming Coordinators, you will gain valuable experience of how our business operates and enjoy regularly visiting our local venues to assist a qualified teacher with lessons.

During your apprenticeship with SwimExpert you will be working towards a Community Activator Coach Level 2 standard. You may also be eligible to undergo further training as a Level 1 and Level 2 swimming teacher should you wish to pursue the practical side of teaching swimming. These additional courses are paid for by the company and once qualified you will get the chance to also teach your own group and 1-2-1 swimming lessons.

A Company Director will oversee your step-by-step development and on completion of your apprenticeship there can be opportunities to join our company as:

· Swimming Co-ordinator

· Swimming teacher

· Customer service or administrative office support team

Requirements

No prior experience or qualifications are necessary (other than the educational entry requirements for the apprenticeship), however a swimming or sporting background is highly desirable along with:-

 · A friendly caring, customer focussed personality

· Good organisational skills and attention to detail

· A ‘can do’ attitude and ability to use your own initiative

If you already have a passion for swimming and previous water helper experience or swimming qualification then this is definitely the apprenticeship for you!

Company Information

 Formed in 2006, SwimExpert is one of the industry’s largest privately owned company offering private and group lessons for all ages from 3 upwards. We also operate a leading e-commerce site, simplyswim.com, selling swimming products. Based out of our Reading office you will also work at several of our nearby swimming pool locations so having your own transport is helpful.  You'll be required to work on a shift basis which will include evenings and weekends.