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GLL employees


GLL is the UK's largest operator of public leisure, sport, health, cultural and community facilities and one of the nation's most successful social enterprises. As the UK's largest leisure provider, we operate over 260 leisure facilities and employ over 10,000 people across the country. We operate leisure centres, pools, libraries, children's centres, spas and events venues (including the London Aquatics Centre and Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) - all under our 'Better' brand. Our success is proven by year-on-year growth since our inception in 1993, and as a charitable not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest back into our community places and spaces as well as our people, giving real career development and progression opportunities.

Our award-winning two-year Trainee Manager Scheme will give you all the tools, knowledge and support to build your long-term career in leisure with GLL. This structured programme will give you a range of knowledge from front line placements in leisure as well as supervisory and business support experience to give you a complete view of how leisure management works and the business behind it. All the time, you'll be working towards gaining accredited qualifications in management and statutory leisure subjects.

Benefits include

  • Two-year, fixed-term contract
  • Salary increase in Year 2 of the scheme
  • Assistance with relocation if needed
  • Pension scheme
  • Uniform
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Travel allowance
  • Discounted staff fitness membership
  • Continuous training and career development (qualifications and professional studies including CIMSPA accreditation)
  • Mentoring throughout the duration of the scheme


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