Traineeships: Leisure, Lifeguard & Sport Leadership

Walsall Sport & Leisure

New 16 week Traineeship Programme with Wallsall Sport & Leisure. Two pathways, four venues, plenty of progression opportunities.

This traineeship will provide a broad range of training to work within a leisure and sport environment.

Both pathways offer Trainees an insight to two of roles within leisure, before specialising into specific training and experience of either role.

The successful Trainees will support Walsall Sport and Leisure in a variety of duties to enable the provision of a range of activities for a range of target audiences.

Activities include:

  • Public access swimming, gym or Sports Hall use within leisure centres
  • Free to access community activity programmes such as (Led walks, community cycling groups, and community running programmes)
  • Participation programmes aimed at adults new too or returning to sport(back to netball, no strings), or with designated health conditions.

Duties to include

  • Presentation of all services within the Centre.
  • General cleaning duties within the Centre and surrounding areas.
  • Poolside supervision of users to ensure a safe environment is provided at all times.
  • Assist with deliveries of goods on site.
  • Undertake duties with respect to events and functions layouts and supervision.
  • Assist with customer enquiries and ensure their safe and enjoyable participation of activities.
  • The set up and storage of all equipment used on site.

Training Provided

Lifeguard/ Leisure Pathway

In addition to training covered below, Trainees electing the Lifeguard and Leisure pathway will also undertake National Pool Lifeguard Qualification to support their progression in this direction.

Sports Leadership Pathway

Additional to the training detailed below, Trainees following the Sports Leadership pathway, will also have an opportunit to complete the Level 2 Multi Skills Development Certificate to certify their skills and training.

All Trainees will also undertake:

  • Emergency First aid
  • Safeguarding
  • Customer service/ concierge
  • Health and safety
  • Cultural awareness
  • Community activation
  • Social media
  • Customer insight

  • Behaviour change

  • The Traineeship opportunity includes work preparation training, maths and English support for those who require it and a high quality work experience placement.

Future progression

After successful completion of the Traineeship course, you will receive a certificate for your qualification, an exit interview with your work placement and a letter of reference upon request to support future job applications. You will also be ideally placed to apply for any paid roles that are currently on offer through the service or gain future delivery experience through support of core service programmes. In addition the service has a wide network of partner services that may also have relevant roles and positions to increase your experience and qualifications.