24/05/2022 - Permalink

Lifeguard training offer to fill vacancies at Market Drayton swimming centre

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Shropshire Community Leisure Trust has launched a new training scheme to nurture local talent and encourage more people to become lifeguards in Market Drayton.

The training will take place at Market Drayton Swimming & Fitness Centre, and on successful completion will give a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and an opportunity for employment at the centre.

The training will take place over six-days, during which participants will learn the theory and practical skills needed to be a lifeguard. The course includes training in water safety, casualty recovery, CPR and emergency first aid, and costs £226.05 for people aged 16 and 17, and £282.55 for over 18s. It is open to anyone over 16 who is fit, healthy and a strong swimmer.

Cecilia Motley Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for communities, culture, leisure and tourism, and transport, said:-

“This is a great opportunity for people to learn a new skill, with the prospect of a rewarding career in the leisure industry as a lifeguard on completion of the course.

“Market Drayton Swimming & Fitness Centre is often on the lookout for new lifeguards and is able to offer flexible employment which can fit around study or other employment, so it’s a great job to fit around other commitments.”

“On successful completion of the course participants who come and work for us may also benefit from funding for their course.

“Lifeguards are vital to pool safety and do an incredible job protecting the public at pools across the county. I encourage all those interested to contact us and find out more about this exciting opportunity.”

Training will take place in Market Drayton on Saturday 28 May, Sunday 29 May, Monday 30 May, Tuesday 31 May, Wednesday 1 June and Saturday 4 June 2022.

poster showing a lifeguard and detailing sessions for training

Lifeguard qualifications opportunities at Market Drayton Swimming & Fitness centre

To find out more visit https://www.shropshireleisurecentres.com/market-drayton-swimming-fitness-centre/contact-us/ or call 0345 000 7004.