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Trainee Manager – Graduate Scheme

If you have a real passion for leisure, sport and fitness and are interested in leisure management, the GLL Trainee Manager scheme could be for you. The scheme starts in September 2017 and is available across GLL’s locations in London, Manchester, Belfast, Chilterns, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Swindon, Newcastle, Carlisle and the South West. Salary package is subject to location offered.

Leisure managers operate within complex business environments and are responsible for centres’ operations, leadership, customer liaison, technical, marketing and financial management. The Trainee Manager scheme helps you to prepare for these challenges. Our award-winning scheme is nationally recognised within the leisure industry and aims to produce the General Managers of the future for GLL. Many of our current Directors, General and Assistant Managers came through the Graduate Trainee Manager Scheme.

Our challenging two-year training scheme for graduates includes practical work experience in all aspects of leisure provision. You’ll complete customer-facing placements such as Fitness Instructor, Lifeguard and Customer Service Advisor within a structured programme in year one and supervisory placements in year two. In addition, you will complete statutory, management and modular training throughout the two years. You will also experience working within a central support team and gain experience in project management and human resources.

You’ll need a degree or equivalent qualification (a sports, leisure or business-related qualification is an advantage) and be:

  • Customer-focused
  • Business-driven
  • Committed to a career in leisure management
  • Flexible
  • Willing to travel within the UK
  • Hard-working
  • A competent swimmer
  • Capable of embracing this fast-track scheme

Benefits

  • Up to £19,968 per annum subject to location plus benefits
  • 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

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

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