Job Profile - Lifeguard

Job Profile - Lifeguard

Welcome to another job profile, each week we bring you interviews with people working in various industries to give you a better idea of what certain jobs entail, allowing you to better understand a job, decide if it is for you and finally to tailor any application. Our previous interviews have been with an Equine Groom, an Electrical Contractor a Customer Assistant, Video Producer and Care Navigator.

Today’s interview is with a Lifeguard; this is a full time job working Monday to Friday with various shifts. A Lifeguard’s day is spent carrying out pool maintenance; and cleaning jobs, as well as pool supervision; and overseeing swimming lessons and exercise classes.  

In this job our interviewee said that, “first aid; the ability to stay calm in an emergency; and teamwork,” are the key skills to possess.

When asked what they love about their job, our interviewee said “it’s rewarding being able to help anyone who has hurt themselves” and having the confidence “that you could deal with an emergency situation.” However, “Long hours on your feet and unsociable hours.”, is the main downside of the job.

We asked each person what they would be looking for in an application if they were looking for someone to join their team, this Lifeguard said; “Someone with first aid training; lifeguard qualifications; an interested in keeping fit and healthy; a strong swimmer; the ability to work in a team; and good attention to detail when it comes to cleaning.”

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Maya Angelou