Leisure sports trust an­nounces new ap­pren­tice­ship roles

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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 academy@ev­ery­body.org. uk.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.