Leisure sports trust announces new apprenticeship roles
A CHARITABLE trust set up to run leisure services in has announced new apprenticeship opportunities for youngsters.
Everybody Sport and Recreation, which was set up to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation, operates the 15 leisure facilities in the Cheshire East as well as leisure development and outreach programmes.
It has announced 10 apprenticeship opportunities to kick-start careers in leisure and provide excellent on the job training and recognised qualifications in a variety of roles throughout the business.
When Everybody formed two years ago, it set out five main aims of the business which would help to provide leisure for life in Cheshire East.
One of these aims was to ‘develop our people to be the best’, something in which the organisation has strived to do over the past year.
Thomas Barton, head of HR, said: “These new apprenticeship positions will help candidates to establish a career in the leisure industry.
“They will gain real-life experience of what it is like to work in the sector.
“From business admin, marketing and finance to human resources, leisure development and leisure operations there are opportunities in numerous roles. “Developing our team is at the heart of what we do, and we welcome colleagues with high potential to help us drive our business forward.”
As well as combining high quality training and qualifications with real job experience, apprentices will be also offered the chance to do internal and relevant industry courses and team building during the 12 months apprenticeship.
Mr Barton added: “We see this as ideally being a stepping stone into employment either with us, or for the apprentice to move on to a level three apprenticeship.”
Everybody has recruited over 40 new members of staff in the past year from cleaners, receptionist, lifeguards and managers.
The recruitment drive is continuing in 2015 as the trust aims to create more permanent roles in the leisure industry.
Everybody Academy is the learning and development arm of Everybody Sport and Recreation.
The Academy has an overarching aim to ‘Provide learning opportunities and environments that inspire and equip people to realise their potential’.
Richard Roeton, learning and development manager (Everybody Academy) said: “We strive to provide excellent learning opportunities to everyone who attends the Academy.
“We are proud to offer a wide range of work placements, traineeships and apprenticeships, as well as a highly successful volunteer programme to our local communities.
“All these supported programmes provide structured pathways for continuous development and enhanced employment opportunities.”
The closing date for apprenticeship applications is June 26, 2015.
For more details of all employment opportunities go to everybody.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org. uk.