GLL’s Graduate Trainee Manager Scheme

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Location: Nationwide
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Consultancy, Customer Service, Management, Sports and Recreation

GLL’s Graduate Trainee Manager Scheme in Leisure Operations

£18,114-£20,268* pa + benefits

If you’re passionate about leisure, sport and fitness, the award-winning GLL Trainee Manager scheme could be for you. This national scheme offers placements across London, Manchester, Belfast, Chiltern, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Swindon, Newcastle and Carlisle.

The challenging two-year placement and development programme aims to fast track talented individuals into Assistant Manager roles and produce the senior managers of the future. Many of our current Directors, General and Assistant Managers came through the Trainee Manager Scheme.

The only scheme of its kind in the leisure sector, the programme includes practical work experience in all aspects of leisure provision including customer-facing placements such as Fitness Instructor, Lifeguard and Customer Service Advisor and supervisory placements in year two. In addition, you will complete statutory, management and modular training throughout the two years. You will also experience working within a central support team and gain experience in project management and human resources.


• Salary increase in Year 2
• Assistance with relocation if needed
• Pension scheme
• Uniform
• Ride to work scheme
• Travel allowance
• Discounted staff fitness membership
• Discounts on days out and other social activities
• Continuous training and career development (qualifications and professional studies including CIMSPA accreditation)
• Mentoring throughout the duration of the scheme
• Exposure to senior managers and leaders

If you have a degree (in any discipline) or are graduating in 2018, apply by 17th November 2017.

*All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.