On this page, you’ll find everything you need to start your career at David Lloyd.
David Lloyd as a company was founded in 1982 and is a leading health, sports and leisure operator that have 122 clubs in the UK and a further 23 across the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe.
The group has been named in the Sunday Times’ Top 25 Best Companies to Work for in the UK for the second year running in 2018.
Within all their David Lloyd Clubs, they currently have more than 600,00 members and employ over 8,000 people, including health and fitness leaders and expert personal trainers. Visit www.davidlloyd.co.uk for more information.
The company recruits for a variety of vacancies, the most popular being personal trainers to work with clients at their gyms and sales consultants and receptionists for their management offices.
Here is an example of a vacancy for Personal Trainers paid £20 to £57 per hour+ benefits in Finchley, North London.
David Lloyd is essentially a leisure center company, which means they also recruit for health and safety as well as admin roles.
For example, they look for lifeguards to make sure their indoor and outdoor swimming pools are well guarded and safe.
They also search for various roles in the management category including Food and Beverage Managers, Gym Supervisors, Operations Managers, and Head Chefs across the country.
At the moment of writing this article, they are displaying a staggering 329 vacancies nationwide. To search for all jobs please visit their career site. Once there, you can filter the search bar by location, job area, postcode, role type and department.
On their website, Davide Lloyd states the following:
“We want you to thrive at every stage of your career. We offer excellent on-the-job training, along with structured skills training right from day one.
From management and development programs such as our hugely successful ‘Step up to General Manager’ to our internal sales training program, plus lots of online training available through our E-learning system, if you have the desire to develop, we have the tools to help.”
They have received 53 reviews from current and past employees on Indeed.com with a total rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars, which is not very encouraging.
The score seems to match what employees rated on Glassdoor, where the average score is 3.4 stars from 697 reviews.
Most of the complaints are about long hours and lack of work-life balance, whereas the good things about working for David Lloyd are the free gym memberships for all employees and the state-of-the-art facilities.
If you want to apply to become a personal trainer at David Lloyd, here is what you need to know before you prepare your CV and send the application.
What is David Lloyd looking for?
Fitness Professionals/Personal trainers/ Health and Fitness Coaches
David Lloyd Venues/Locations:
Nationwide / David Lloyd Leisure Centres
How much can you earn as a David Llloyd Personal trainer?
They can earn up to £30k + OTE per annum as a team member at David Lloyd. In order to increase your earning potential investing time into additional CPD courses is beneficial to your on-page experience and earning potential.
What is really important for David Lloyd?
Being one of the biggest companies to work for in the fitness industry, customer service is really important as well as making members feel great. A role at David Lloyd leisure centres requires also the following skills: great communication, ability to motivate and reassure and enthusiasm.
The ideal David Lloyd candidate:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities, which are assessed at the assessment centers.
The minimum qualification to become a fitness instructor at David Lloyd is a Level 2 Gym Instructor course. However, the majority of their employed Personal Trainers are employed at a Level 3 Qualification in personal training.
As trainers progress to deliver more PT hours and continue to complete more internal education, you can then earn more per PT session that you deliver.
What is their recruiting process?
Once qualified at the relevant level with Future Fit School of Personal Training, all you need to do is contact your local club and make your application to the Sports Manager.
When e-mailing your CV to your local club, the address will be a sport.
[clubname]@davidlloyd.co.uk, and quote the following within your message:
“As you will be aware from communication through Rob Beale, David Lloyd and the Future Fit School of Personal Training have a mutually beneficial ongoing agreement that all diploma graduates should get an interview or place at an assessment centre at their local club.”
We suggest you always follow up your email with a phone call to ensure the club received your application.
Please note: you will need to take your relevant course certificate(s) to the interview as proof that you trained with the Future Fit School of Personal Training.
Working for David Lloyd is a great opportunity for Personal Trainers with benefits including Career development opportunities, friendly colleagues and a great employee benefits scheme.
Make David Lloyd part of your everyday life and be amongst a great working environment with 91% of their team members agreeing to believe they make a valuable contribution to the success of the organisation.
They are committed to providing their club memberships with numerous Personal Trainers that are highly skilled with a great scope of knowledge to ensure clients achieve their fitness goals.
They offer great on-the-job training, along with structured skills training relevant to your role throughout the duration of your employment with David Lloyds Clubs.
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