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Swim Teacher Trainee Programme

Edinburgh Leisure




Posted: 10/07/2024

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Swim Teachers – No experience required.

Join our swim teaching trainee program and kick-start your swimming career.


Do you love swimming so much that you’d love to make a career out of it? We’ll help you jump in at the deep end by giving you all the training and support you need to become a qualified Swim Teacher. And we'll pay you to do it! We’ll even pay your training costs and exam fees!



 We are looking for approachable, positive, and friendly individuals that have:

Passion for swimming

Eagerness to teach such an important lifesaving skill.

A warm and welcoming personality

 So, whether you’re about to leave school or uni, a parent or just someone looking for a change of career, we’re here to help you make a big splash.



In addition, we offer:

FREE membership across all our centres with access to fitness classes, gyms, and swimming pools

Opportunities for further training, career growth and development

Generous holiday allowance

Cycle-to-work scheme

Paid sick leave

Company pension

Access to discounts with a huge number of retailers (saving money in cinemas, restaurants, clothing, and electronics shops, on insurance and healthcare and much more)


If you’d like the opportunity to gain the qualifications and training needed to become a swim teacher, follow the link, and register your application.  


Compulsory Training dates/times: 


Mon 2nd and Tues 3rd of September: 09:00 – 16:00 - Royal Commonwealth Pool - Welcome & Induction

Sat 7th and Sun 8th of September: 09:00 -17:00 - Portobello Swim Centre – SSTQ

Mon 9th, Sat 14th and Sun 15th of September: 09:00-17:00 - Portobello Swim Centre – SSTQ

 Mon 16th, Sat 28th and Sun 29th of September: 09:00-17:00 - Portobello Swim Centre – SSTQ

Monday 11th to Fri 15th of November: 08:00-17:00 - Portobello Swim Centre- National Pool Lifeguard qualification                            


Other hours are negotiable (to a certain extent) and will be confirmed prior to acceptance onto the Programme. 


For informal enquiries and to chat about what might be available just now please contact Marie Kneeshaw, Aquatics Development Officer: (email address removed)



Closing date: Sunday 21st of July 2024

Assessment date: Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st of July 2024



Registered Scottish Charity No: SC(phone number removed)


We are proud members of the Disability Confident Scheme. We encourage applications from people with disabilities and will offer support with reasonable adjustments where required. We are committed to offering an interview to applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the job

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