Dive In! How To Be The Best Leisure Apprentice

We spent the day at the incredible London Aquatic Centre, with Apprentices Chidi, Tayo, Charley, William and Corey. We wanted to find out.

What does it take to become a great Lifeguard?

‘I saw the apprentice scheme on the internet, as I was looking for jobs. I read about what it was all about. It appealed to me that you can work, and get paid at the same time. You can learn all the skills required for a job outside of the apprenticeship as well.’

Chidi Emeruwa

They all agreed, to be a great Leisure Apprentice you need to be physcially fit. The best thing about the job, is that being healthy is easier when you're able to fit exercise around your work, and sometimes as part of your day! But, besides being fit and able to swim, what are the real skills you need? 

  1. Concentration

  2. Leadership skills

  3. Inter-personal skills

  4. Multitasking

  5. Communication

  6. Confidence

  7. IT Skills

  8. Coping under pressure

  9. Self reflection

What skills do you think you need to make it as a Lifeguard?

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