Exciting opportunities with PGL- the UK's leading outdoor education provider

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    Marchants Hill GU26 6RF, London
  • Salary

    £140 per week ( residential)
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    Customer Service, Fitness and Sport, Retail
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A training provider dedicated to enabling students to realise their full potential

Established in 1984, YMCAfit is one of the UK's leading trainers of fitness professionals. We have developed the largest portfolio of fitness training products available in the UK. As a charity, YMCAfit is guided by the belief that every member of society should be able to access the health benefits of regular physical activity.

An award winning organisation

Adult Learning Award 2008
NIACE Award for ground breaking project to train, qualify and employ 200 unemployed black minority or ethnic women from London in the Fitness Industry (YMCAfit's LDA/ESF co funded project).

Exciting opportunities with PGL- the UK's leading outdoor education provider

Opportunity description

We have partnered with PGL, the UK’s leading outdoor education provider, to run 12-week courses (also known as traineeships) around the country. These courses will take you out of your comfort zone and provide you with the right skills to become job ready.

The traineeship courses will provide you with a guaranteed interview at the end, giving you the opportunity to progress onto a Level 2 Apprenticeship and/or a job at one of PGL’s sites.

Info to know:

  • Course runs: February - April 2019
  • Format: Full-time
  • Who can take part: You must be between 18-24 yrs old (18 before April 2019 or at the start of the PGL placement) 
  • Study locations: YMCA Centres in Manchester, Doncaster, Ipswich and London.
  • Work experience locations: PGL sites near the training centres

If you are successful with your interview with PGL, you could go on to work as an Activity Instructor or with the catering, retail or housekeeping teams. The role will start from £140 per week which includes all meals and accommodation on site at the PGL centres. 

About the roles

PGL’s entry level jobs are perfect for anyone looking for their first step into employment or those wanting to gain more experience in a particular industry. With various roles available, we are confident that those employees who apply themselves and go the extra mile will quickly progress within PGL.

Choose between Activity Instructor, Catering assistant, Housekeeping assistant or retail assistant