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Start your journey here and join us on ours! Tees Active is committed to local jobs for local people, employing a team of around 370 individuals all from a variety of backgrounds and professional disciplines. We are a leading organisation in the Tees Valley, focused on promoting physical activity as a way of increasing health and wellbeing in our communities, and are recognised as an influential and industry-leading voice within the public leisure sector.

What is the Tees Active Workforce Academy?

The future workforce academy is an exciting opportunity for individuals of all ages to maximise their potential, gain valuable experience in the workplace and obtain industry recognised qualifications leading to employment opportunities within the organisation.

Why should I join the Tees Active Future Workforce Academy

Training opportunities, qualifications and workplace experience.

Employment opportunities with Tees Active.

Opportunities to gain industry recognised qualifications.

Huge range of employee benefits.

Kickstart Programme

An opportunity for individuals to kickstart their career in leisure by accessing industry recognised qualifications which could potentially lead to employment within the organisation. We have several part or fully funded qualifications on offer.

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Restart your Career

‘Restart’ provides people with the opportunity to gain the qualifications required to work within the leisure industry and begin a new career. Following successful completion of the recruitment process and acceptance of the job offer, you will have the opportunity to obtain fully funded nationally recognised qualifications that will enable you to start your new career with Tees Active.

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Apprenticeship Programme

Do you want to earn whilst you learn? Our Future Workforce Academy provides a fantastic apprenticeship programme where you can gain industry standard qualifications in either:

  • Leisure Team Member (NPLQ, First Aid, Swim England Teaching Qualification Level 2, Fitness Instructor Level 2).
  • Personal Trainer Level 3 or Personal Trainer Enhanced Level 3 (including Gym Instructor Level 2).
  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2.

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Sector Based Work Academy Programme (SWAP)

Working in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus and Eden Training Academy, Tees Active can offer individuals aged 19+ receiving unemployment benefits a free 4 week bespoke pre-employment training programme to help improve job prospects. The programme covers a wide range of areas providing a great pathway to gain valuable work experience, essential skills, and qualifications. Following completion of the 4 week programme participants will be guaranteed an interview with Tees Active.

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Work Placement Opportunities

We are offering a valuable work placement opportunity for students currently enrolled in a sport related course. This opportunity will provide students with first hand experience of working in the leisure sector, with the ultimate goal of inspiring the next generation to pursue a rewarding career in leisure.

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“The Tees Active Future Workforce Academy has provided me with a fantastic opportunity to learn on the job whilst working towards industry standard qualifications”

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