Many people we know started their careers as Lifeguards and their journeys have taken them to fantastic futures, don’t take our word for it, see for yourself:

Tristan Ward, Mounted Police Officer

“I was looking for a job that could take me forward in my application for the police. I chose lifeguarding and it was a fantastic decision – I was challenged, I had responsibility and I learnt invaluable lifesaving and people skills.”



 Andy Carter-Weston, HART Team Leader

“The core First Aid skills I learnt as a lifeguard really helped me during the ambulance service assessment process. The life skills I learnt from dealing with emergency situations in the pool; being able to engage and talk with members of the public and make people feel at ease, have been vital in the job that I do today.” 


Jo Talbot, Director of IQL UK and RLSS UK Qualifications

“I’m proud to say that I started my career in the sector by doing an apprenticeship in leisure and training as lifeguard. Twenty years on, and now as Director of IQL UK and RLSS UK Qualifications at the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), I’ve never been more passionate about lifeguarding and drowning prevention. I can honestly say that the skills and knowledge I gained as a lifeguard, have been invaluable throughout my entire career and have undoubtedly led me to my current role as Director - positioning RLSS UK as market leaders for water safety qualifications and the go-to organisation for drowning prevention education.”


An apprenticeship in leisure could take you on a journey to an amazing career. You could earn whilst you learn, gain valuable qualifications to equip you to progress and build a bright future.

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