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Trafford Leisure to help fund training in a bid to recruit new swimming teachers

Trafford Leisure to help fund training in a bid to recruit new swimming teachers.

dan cocker

Dan Cocker

Trafford Leisure is looking to train and recruit people to join its aquatics team as fully qualified swimming teachers through an educational recruitment academy.

Successful applicants will be taken through The Institute of Swimming’s Level one and two Swim England Qualifications, with over 90% of their training costs being funded by Trafford Leisure. The academy gives trainee teachers the chance to embark on a new career as a swimming teacher for only £79, compared to the usual cost of over £1,000.

Nicky Lowe, Swimwell Manager, Trafford Leisure said:

“We are passionate about delivering high-quality swimming lessons for our community and through the recruitment academy, we aim to find talented, passionate people who wish to embrace a career in swimming teaching. It is our vision to be the swim school of choice for every parent looking for fun, inspiring swimming lessons for their children and our swimming teachers are integral to us achieving this.

“By offering funded training opportunities we hope to attract the right people with a love for aquatics, who will contribute to the growth of our swim school and allow us to offer more learn to swim opportunities to our community.

“We value our exceptionally high standards and want swimming teachers on board that share our vision. Swimming teaching can offer a very rewarding career, with flexible hours that can appeal to people looking for a good work/life balance, which may suit someone who hasn’t considered it before, a student, a retired person, someone looking for a career change or someone wishing to supplement their finances.

“The recruitment academy seeks to offer the opportunity to become a swimming teacher on a part time or casual basis to enthusiastic, local people who can offer their time and commitment in exchange for this funded training opportunity.”

Dan Cocker, 19, who recently achieved his Level one and two Swim England Qualifications with Trafford Leisure last year said:

“I have always loved the water, but I never considered turning my hobby into my career. The courses are very thorough and I’m delighted with the mentoring and valuable hands on work experience I received.

“I really matured through the training and feel it has helped me to develop my self-confidence and my abilities at dealing with people.”

Since qualifying, Dan regularly teaches at Trafford Leisure, largely covering classes due to full time teachers’ holidays/absence. He has taught both children and adults to learn to swim. He says: “No class is the same – it’s a very rewarding job and I love to make the lessons fun for the children. Teaching people to swim takes dedication and effort, but it is so fantastic to see the results and to watch people improve.

Dan continued: “I plan to continue to teach people to swim whilst studying for my degree as the hours and flexibility make this possible.”

Anyone interested can register through the Institute of Swimming website, which is managing the recruitment process, where candidates will be asked to complete a short online form. https://www.swimming.org/ios/course-information/trafford-swimming-teacher-recruitment-academy/

Applications close on 31st May 2020 and those shortlisted will be interviewed on 15th and 16th June 2020.

 

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