An apprenticeship is a great way to begin or develop your career in fitness. They give you the opportunity to earn a salary while you receive free training in your workplace. By choosing a YMCAfit Apprenticeship you can learn with a training provider achieving some of the highest completion rates in the sector. Our tutors, who are all active in the industry, are also the most accessible in the industry with smaller groups.
Apprenticeships we offer
- Personal trainer
- Gym instructor
- Exercise to music
- Kids' fitness
- Leisure management
- Leisure operations
To be eligible to take part in a YMCAfit Apprenticeship, you should be:
- Currently working in a fitness or leisure environment for 30 hours or more per week
- Aged 16 to 23-years-old
- Not degree qualified
- Working within YMCAfit's Apprenticeship delivery areas
- A qualified Level 2 Gym Instructor (if applying for the Level 3 Personal Trainer Apprenticeship)
- Not currently in full-time education
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Is it free?
Yes. All of the training that you complete is free of charge to you if you're between 16 and 24. The Government covers the costs of your Apprenticeship.
Who can apply?
Anyone 16 or over (if 24 or over a £500 contribution is required)Cannot be Degree/HND qualified or in full-time educationMust live in EnglandYou must be working in a fitness environment for 30 hours or more per week. If not, contact us and we can help you secure employment before starting.
How much will I earn?
The wage you will earn is set by your employer. The current minimum wage for a 16 year old apprentice is £3.40 per hour although many apprentices earn significantly more.
How long does an apprenticeship last?
Between one and four years.