Fitness apprenticeship success story, Ethan Gollicker
Can you tell us about how you first came to work for Hutton Moor Leisure Centre?
I was looking for local apprenticeships and Hutton Moor stood out.
What attracted you to Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in particular?
I was attracted to how practical the job was.
Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship?
To learn new skills while in the environment of work.
What skills did the apprentice programme teach you?
First Aid & Life Saving Skills in the pool, and customer service.
What career development opportunities have been available to you at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre?
Apprenticeships leading to specialising in certain areas e.g. Training Duty Manager or Gym Instructor.
Can you tell me a little about your current role and responsibilities?
As a lifeguard my role is to maintain the health and safety of others while in the pool, rescuing bathers if necessary. First aid is another big responsibility, as we deal with this on a daily basis. It's also important to keep the centre clean both while customers are in, as well as after hours (deep cleaning). Lastly I set up events and daily activities such as badminton and trampolining.