We are so incredibly proud of our apprentices that we needed to write two blog posts to showcase the amazing young people that we have here at Rossendale Leisure Trust.
Here's a couple more stories from our current apprentices:
“I started working for Rossendale Leisure Trust as a Digital Marketing Apprentice in early September, as part of a new collaboration programme called Project Digital, which is based in Burnley. I’m taking a Level 4 qualification for digital marketing which essentially, is translated into a university foundation level qualification. Working for the Trust has been a lot of fun and the staff are so nice, they don’t make you feel like an apprentice, you just fit in as part of the team. It’s been really energising for me as I’m always doing around a million different things at once, keeping busy but being able to be creative as well is an amazing aspect of the job. Another colleague and I attend Burnley College bi-weekly on Wednesdays and I really enjoy being able to learn something and then immediately implement it in to my working life and discuss with my manager and other team members who are always being willing to listen and learn more. I’m hoping that once I’ve finished the course in a years’ time, I’ll be able to stay on here at the Trust and continue to work as a Digital Marketer, continuously expanding my knowledge and loving it more and more, every step of the way.” - Lizzie Holberry-Goddard, 21, Marketing Apprentice
“I started my apprenticeship in August 2018. I am currently working at Adrenaline, working mainly on the Grip & Go wall where I supervise all activities and ensure all visitors are well looked after and are secure when on the wall. The training was done by Mark Kay, the Facilities Operations Manager.
I am currently working towards my Level 2 Gym Qualification, with the opportunity to gain a Personal Training Qualification in the coming months. From January onward, I will be working towards my Lifeguard Qualification, which will be completed at Marl Pits.” - Jack Phillips, Sport and Leisure Apprentice
Our apprentices enjoy their time at the Leisure Trust so much so that a lot of them stay on to work here permanently!
Here’s a bit from Hayden who started off as an apprentice over 4 years ago and he’s now a shift supervisor at both our Adrenaline and Marl Pits facilities.
“I’ve been working for Rossendale Leisure Trust for a little over 4 years. I thoroughly enjoy working at both Adrenaline and Marl Pits and continuing my career within the leisure industry.
I began working at RLT in 2013 as an apprentice fitness instructor. Over this 12-month period, I gained my Level 2 gym instructor certificate amongst other qualifications including first aid at work and Meta-Fit Body Weight coaching. This allowed me to teach group exercise classes and gain experience within a leadership role.
After completing my apprenticeship, I then moved to Marl Pits permanently on a 37-hour contract for a two-year period. During this time, I completed an NPLQ lifeguard qualification and obtained a Level 3 Personal Training certificate. During these two years, I gained several personal training clients that regularly booked in on a weekly basis.
After pursuing my passion for health and fitness, I then wanted to grow within the company that I worked for. Luckily, a position became available for a Shift Supervisor which I then applied for. The interview process consisted of an assessment day, including internal and external applicants. I successfully passed the first stage and was invited to a one on one interview with the management team. I was delighted to learn that I had been successful in my application and was appointed the full-time role of a Shift Supervisor, working across multiple sites. I have been within this role for over a year and in this time, I have gained a Pool Plant qualification, allowing me to efficiently manage our swimming pool facilities.
I am continuing to better myself daily with guidance from First Tier Management and I look forward to my future here at Rossendale Leisure Trust." - Hayden Wells, Shift Supervisor