Congratulations on securing employment with Camp America; we hope you enjoyed the experience!

Did you know? Working for Camp America as a lifeguard opens a world of opportunities, and your journey has just begun.  

Utilizing your new skills and experiences?

The skills and experiences you learnt during your work placement will be invaluable in your next career move.

Qualified and experienced lifeguards are in high demand as there’s a shortage of lifeguards here in the UK. Below are a few examples of places where you can look for employment.

In the UK Leisure industry:

RLSS UK Job Finder

RLSS UK Job Finder is populated by operators working with RLSS UK and has many lifeguarding opportunities in your local area. Simply add your postcode and a radius to see a list of jobs.

Search RLSS UK Job Finder

4Leisure Recruitment 

4Leisure Recruitment is the UK’s biggest supplier of temporary and permanent staff to the leisure industry. Recruiting lifeguards for leisure centres, health clubs, hotels, holiday parks and spas, offering flexible work at great rates of pay to fit your schedule.

Register with 4Leisure Recruitment

Loan A Lifeguard

Loan A Lifeguard specialise in corporate, business, leisure, and private lifeguard hire, often at very short notice. They also provide lifeguard training and assessment services. They recruit and place permanent full-time lifeguards (pool or open water) and offer the UK's largest network of fully qualified lifeguards and spa operatives for short-term and temporary business or private lifeguard hire.

Search Loan A Lifeguard jobs 

More opportunities in the Leisure industry 

The external jobs page of the RLSS UK website also has vacancies from companies we work with. 

View the opportunities

Not looking for a career in Leisure 

If you are not looking for a career in the Leisure industry, don't worry many of the soft skills and experiences you have gained as a lifeguard with Camp America are transferable to other industries or can be used in further education. Here are a few you could consider adding to your CV:

▪ A keen eye for detail and good observation, ensuring exacting standards of safety, customer service, and 
personal performance
▪ Effective verbal communication with people of all ages
▪ Building positive working relationships with colleagues at all levels
▪ Ability to maintain a high concentration level in a busy environment
▪ Effective teamwork and ability to conduct tasks independently
▪ Remaining calm under pressure and using initiative
▪ Timekeeping, reliability, and trustworthiness
▪ Adaptability and working flexibly (in different environments, with evolving policies and systems and with ever-changing teams due to shift patterns and staff rotations
▪ A strong work ethic - consistently exhibiting an enthusiastic approach to the role, a professional appearance, a can-do attitude and completing all tasks to the best of my ability
▪ Active listening, showing empathy and understanding, managing conflict, and motivating others


Many successful people started their careers as lifeguards, and their journeys have taken them to fantastic futures. You can find out about some of them on our #IStartedAsALifeguard page. 


Planning on going to university?

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is a Level 3 qualification, which means that it is registered with UCAS and worth 8 UCAS Tariff points. 

Complete other RLSS UK qualifications

If you enjoyed completing the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), then you may want to consider expanding your knowledge and skills by completing other RLSS UK qualifications. You could consider a career in training other lifeguards for example.

Find out more about other RLSS UK qualifications 

More things to consider

NPLQ Renewal

Your NPLQ must be renewed within two years of the date on the certificate and requires 20 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). By joining our benefit-based RLSS UK Lifeguard Membership (£18 annual), you can access e-learning CPD, which is great for earning hours towards renewing your lifeguard qualification. Don't wait too long to prepare for renewal.

Renewing your NPLQ 

Volunteering with RLSS UK

From lifeguarding at sporting events and music festivals to leading educational visits, helping at a local Lifesaving club or fundraising for the charity, RLSS UK volunteers make a HUGE difference. Volunteering would also enhance your CV and is great for university personal statements. Find out more about the opportunities available. 

Volunteering with RLSS UK 


If you are looking for lifeguard essentials, water safety equipment, or just a new T-shirt or hoodie, the RLSS UK Shop has everything you need. As an added bonus, every time you purchase from the RLSS UK Shop, 100% of the profit goes into supporting the charity’s vision - Nations without drowning where everyone can safely enjoy being in, on or near water. 


Whatever you decide, good luck, and remember to use your knowledge to help people enjoy water safely!