Graduate Trainee Manager Scheme - Applications Now Open

If you have a passion for leisure, sport and fitness and are interested in a career in leisure management, the GLL Graduate Trainee Manager scheme could be for you. The scheme starts between August and September 2020 and is available across GLL’s locations in London, Oxfordshire, Cambridge, Welwyn & Hatfield, Manchester, Belfast, Newcastle, York, Swindon, North Kesteven (Lincolnshire), Cornwall, Cardiff and Bath.

This award-winning scheme is a two year placement and development programme that aims to fast-track talented people into Manager roles and produce the senior leisure managers of the future. Many of our current Directors, General and Assistant Managers came through the Trainee Manager Scheme.

Leisure managers operate within complex business environments and are responsible for centre operations, leadership, customer experience, technical, programming, marketing and financial management. The Trainee Manager scheme helps you to prepare for these challenges.

If you feel your experience, knowledge and career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, apply now.


Are you looking for a better career?

As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer careers for everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Whether your ambitions lie in leisure, sport, libraries, events & catering, culture, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your perfect job at GLL.

We offer unrivalled and award-winning industry training and development. What's more, at GLL we have a range of benefits including pension schemes, discounted leisure centre and gym memberships and a ride to work scheme to name a few. We work hard, but we believe in work-life balance and offer a great social scene too. Don't take our word for it though, check out the video below to see what we do and what our people say about working for GLL.

If you’re just starting out, we have a range of apprenticeships available across England. Visit to find an apprenticeship and search for ‘Better’ or ‘GLL’.

The Better brand is operated by GLL who is an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

So, what's your next move?

Browse our current jobs

If you believe in making community services and facilities better for everyone and are passionate about what you do, search for one of our current jobs using the links below.