Unemployed residents interested in pursuing a career working as lifeguards or fitness instructors are being invited to attend an information and recruitment session to find out about a free and exciting programme.

The Fast Track into WV Active Opportunities course will offer trainees the chance to gain nationally recognised qualifications.

Participants will also benefit from practical work experience and, for those trainees who successfully complete the programme, there may be opportunities for work with WV Active.

The programme has been organised by City of Wolverhampton Council in partnership with WV Active, QTT Training, City of Wolverhampton College, the Department for Work and Pensions and Yoo Recruit.

The information and recruitment session is being held on Tuesday 9 February, 2016  at 2pm, at Bert Williams Leisure Centre, Nettlefolds Way, Wolverhampton, Bilston WV14 0EF. Anyone interested should report to main reception.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "This is one of a number of Fast Track into employment courses the council and its partners are running.

"WV Active provides facilities for health and fitness activities across 3 excellent Wolverhampton venues - Central Baths, Bert Williams Leisure Centre and Aldersley Leisure Village.

"We are delighted to provide an opportunity for unemployed residents to train as lifeguards and fitness instructors leading to the possibility of employment with WV Active at our leisure centres through Yoo Recruit."

For further information about the scheme please contact either Manjit on 07717 733051 or Karen on 07881 358679, or email Manjit.Cheema@wolverhampton.gov.uk or Karen.Sahota@wolverhampton.gov.uk.     

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released: Wednesday 3 February, 2016