RNLI applications are now open for 2017

The best summer job ever!

If I were 18 again and I was told that I could work for the RNLI lifeguards in Northern Ireland and the UK – I would be applying straight away! Work for the best!

  • What do YOU need?

You need a National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) or equivalent to become an RNLI lifeguard.

The NVBLQ is considered the national standard for beach lifeguarding, and was developed by experts across a number of national lifesaving organisations.

At Atlantic coast lifeguards this is the qualification we train!

  • How fit do YOU need to be?

Lifeguards must be able to complete:

– a 400m pool swim in under 7½ minutes, the first 200m of which must be completed in under 3½ minutes
– a 25m pool swim underwater and a 25m surface swim consecutively in under 50 seconds
– a 200m beach run in under 40 seconds.

  • Being a lifeguard

Being an  lifeguard is a unique job – one that puts you at the frontline of lifesaving. Your training and skill can mean the difference between a great day on the beach, and tragedy.

  • Finding and applying for the job

All you need to do is head over to the RNLI website and apply! https://summerjobs.rnli.org/lifeguards/find-a-job

Thank you to the RNLI for creating this great film on being a lifeguard #BEALIFEGUARD