Want to learn whilst you earn?
Kick start your career path to empower your future!
We offer leisure apprenticeship programmes in a variety of job roles ranging from Lifeguards to Catering Assistants. We also offer a multi-skill apprentice pathway, which will give you a wide range of future opportunities with us.
In addition to gaining a recognised qualification, our apprenticeship programme is delivered in a mentoring and coaching environment from our experienced employees and Managers.
Meet Our Apprentices
When Chelsea applied to join our Apprenticeship scheme in 2012, she knew that she wanted to forge a career in the leisure industry and had been searching for the right opportunity. After hearing about the vacancy online, she came to one of our leisure centres for an assessment day and was quickly offered a place at her local centre as an Apprentice.
“Being so young, there was a lot of support, people offer advice and you shadow other employees. My tutor would always be available to help if I needed it.”
Under the scheme, Chelsea got to experience all sides of life in one of our leisure centres; from helping to set up courts and prepare the facilities for customers, to working as a lifeguard or helping out on reception. This variety enabled her to see how she wanted to progress and reaffirmed her commitment to working in the leisure sector.
After passing her apprenticeship in 2013, Chelsea became a full-time recreation assistant at the centre, and is now working as a Relief Duty Manager.
“To be a Relief Duty Manager is a massive step at my age. It’s been a really good experience and I’ve had a lot of opportunities. It’s a big responsibility to run a leisure centre at my age but I want to be a full time Duty Manager one day.”
Danny Spears started his career at Parkwood as an apprentice and has just been named Support Services Manager of the Year. Find out more about his journey here.
We currently have partnerships with Lifetime and Babcock training providers for our apprenticeship programmes. Click on the images below to visit their websites directly.
How to Apply
Simply fill out the contact form on this page and one of our team will get in touch with you to discuss our exciting opportunities!
Case Study with Danny Spears
Read about Danny Spears, who has recently won the Support Services Manager of the Year award!