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Apprentice Personal Trainer


Job description

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue are looking to recruit an apprentice to join their fitness team and undertake an apprenticeship in Personal Training. The apprentice will gain experience in methods to improve and maintain the fitness and health of all Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services.

Main purpose:

Gain experience in methods to improve and maintain the fitness and health of all Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service employees to a level commensurate with the demands of their employment roles.

Gain experience in applying appropriate fitness and rehabilitation programmes designed to reduce illness, injury, and maximise the length of service of service personnel.

Assist in health promotion activities and resource development, designed to provide employees with support and information needed to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle.

To gain experience in:

  • Recommended fitness guidelines and designing fitness training programmes
  • Fitness monitoring of personnel, including fitness testing
  • Supporting on fitness and health related issues
  • Fitness/health promotion
  • Maintaining fitness facilities and equipment

General responsibilities (all employees):

(a) Health and Safety:

Take reasonable care for your own health and safety at work and that of other persons who may be affected by your work activities.

Co-operate with Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue’s attempts to comply with health and safety legislation. Where appropriate you must safeguard the health and safety of all persons affected by the work activities you supervise at any premises you have control over.

Work in a safe manner in which you have been trained and instructed and advise your line manager of any health and safety problems you become aware of.

Familiarise yourself with the contents of the Service’s Written Safety Policy.

Use of equipment and other appliances:

Take proper care in handling, operation and safeguarding of any equipment, vehicles or appliance, used or issued by the Service or provided or issued by a third party for individual or collective use in the performance of the job holder’s duties.


Uphold the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Fairness at Work and Equal Opportunities policies and practices and to treat all colleagues, service users and contacts with respect and in accordance with the expectations laid down by the Service.

Promote and deliver fair and quality services that are sensitive and responsive to all service users.

Code of Conduct:

Adhere to the standards of the Code of Conduct established by the Service.

Personal Development:

Keep up-to-date with current practice, undertake training and Continuous Professional Development as appropriate.

Information Technology:

Comply with security measures to protect against unauthorised access to, alteration or disclosure of information held on computer and ensure adherence to the principles of the Data Protection Act.

Undertake any training and operation of new technologies and associated systems as required.

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 28/08/2019

Possible start date: 10/09/2019

Skills required

  • Some experience of fitness facilities/initiatives
  • Commitment to personal fitness
  • Willingness to learn
  • Enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate effectively over the telephone and face-to-face
  • Some understanding of national guidelines and recommendations for physical activity and nutrition
  • Some understanding of motivation/goal setting and lifestyle behaviour change
  • Physical Education related studies

Qualifications required

GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-D/9-3 English and Maths are desirable but not essential.

Candidate requirements

Candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours.

Training provided

  • Level 3 Standard Personal Trainer-
  • Apprenticeship Standards require the learner to take an End Point Assessment. Please ask for more information regarding this.
  • Functional Skills (where appropriate)

Future progression

Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

Additional question
Why would you like to work in this sector?

Employer information

The City of Nottingham Fire Brigade and the Nottinghamshire Fire Brigade were then created by the Fire Services Act 1947 and the two Brigades merged in 1974. Today, more than 40 years later, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is run by the Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority made up of councillors from Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Address details:

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service
Fire Service Headquarters

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Reference number VAC001561767
Working week Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
(37 hours per week)
Expected duration 12 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Personal Training - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £160.95 - £303.77 (Weekly) Minimum wage rates