Grab your shorts and a float as two leisure centres in Newquay and Falmouth are offering lifeguard courses next week with the prospect of a summer job on completion.

Anyone wanting to become a qualified National Pool Lifeguard might find themselves in luck as Newquay Leisure World and Ships and Castles Leisure Centre in Falmouth are both offering lifeguard courses from Tuesday 20 to Sunday 25 July.

The course will reportedly run from 9am to 5pm each day and those wishing to enrol will be given an initial swim test.

Organisers have said that successful candidates will be offered a fixed term contract for the summer holidays upon completion of the course at either of the two leisure centres and that they will also be rewarded with a loyalty bonus.

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Recruitment days are being held at Ships and Castles on Friday 16 July from 11am to 3pm and at Newquay Leisure World from 12pm to 4pm.

GLL runs thirteen leisure facilities across the Duchy on behalf of Cornwall Council.

GLL’s Senior Partnership Manager, Amelia Kitchen, said: "Becoming a qualified lifeguard is an important step for those wanting a career in the leisure industry.

"GLL is a UK-wide social enterprise so, whether someone is looking for a rewarding job in Cornwall or beyond, this is a real chance to get some excellent experience.

"We are also looking for already qualified lifeguards to join our teams on fixed term contracts – there really are some exciting vacancies available."

To register an interest in the recruitment days, email or

To apply for the lifeguard training, visit: for Newquay Leisure World and for Ships and Castles in Falmouth.