If you love Swimming, this apprenticeship could help you build a career out of your passion.

Based at Carterton Leisure Centre in Carterton and Windrush Leisure Centre in Witney.

GLL is the UK’s largest operator of public leisure facilities, an industry leader, operating more than 140 pools and teaching 180,000 pupils per week.

This 13 month apprenticeship will give you the skills and knowledge to not only work as a fully qualified Swim Teacher with GLL at one of our Better Leisure Centres , but also an all-round understanding of our Swim School Programme and other aspects of leisure including Lifeguarding, operations and activity leadership. During this apprenticeship, you’ll be fully supported by your mentor as you work towards your Level 2 Activity Leadership, Level 1 and Level 2 Swim Teaching qualifications which will allow you to work as a Swim Teacher.

You’ll need to:

Be friendly – you’ll be helping lots of customers from all backgrounds, ages and abilities

Be hard-working – our leisure centres open weekends and early mornings (don’t worry, you won’t have to do them all the time!)

Enjoy learning – we’ll train you to get a range of different qualifications

Be passionate – you’ll love sport and be interested in the business of sport

Have basic coaching experience – we don’t expect you to be an expert but some experience will stand you in good stead, particularly experience working with children and young adults

Have basic IT skills – you’ll learn everything about booking systems to various types of software

Have good communication skills – both written and verbal. This is essential, not only for your learning and development, but will help you to deal with customers and colleagues alike

Have good organisation skills – being able to plan and prepare for lessons

These apprenticeships are based in Better Leisure Centres, so if you’re hard-working and pass your apprenticeship, you’ll have the opportunity to build a long-term career with us.

In return, we offer:

  • Training and career development opportunities
  • Discounted membership at our Better Leisure Centres
  • Free uniform
  • Competitive salary
  • Ride to Work scheme
  • Pension





See how far you can go with a Better Apprenticeship.
Earn up to £17,133 per annum (30 hours a week, pro rata to 30 hours a week)