Beat the winter blues: become a lifeguard

Shot for Nigel Millard's book the Lifeboat: Courage on our Coasts page
Shot for Nigel Millard's book the Lifeboat: Courage on our Coasts page

Yorkshire may be in the depths of winter - but the RNLI has started its search for new beach lifeguards to get paid to do the ‘best summer job’.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has launched its Best Summer Job campaign by opening beach lifeguard recruitment online.

New recruits will be kitted, paid and trained to patrol 12 beaches across North and East Yorkshire for the charity that saves lives at sea this summer.

Chris Ward, RNLI Lifeguard Manager, said: “I can’t think of a better way to cure the winter blues than applying to become an RNLI beach lifeguard and get paid to save lives this summer.

“We’re looking for strong swimmers who can swim 400m with a good level of fitness aged over 16 years old.

“If you have the raw ability and the will to learn we can help get you fit and qualified.”

Lifeguards come from all walks of life including teachers, students, stay-at-home parents, business owners and gap year travellers, all looking to do something special with their summer.

Chris added: “The experience you’ll gain this summer as an RNLI beach lifeguard will stay with you for life.

“You’ll work with an inspiring team and make lifelong friends while getting the chance to improve your physical fitness and learn new skills.

“There’s nothing better than making the beach your office, getting paid to train and knowing you have the first aid and rescue skills to save someone’s life at a moment’s notice.

“It’s the best job you’ll ever have.”

RNLI beach lifeguard recruitment can be viewed at: jobs.rnli.org/lifeguards.html

Visit the RNLI’s beach lifeguard web pages to find out more about working as a lifeguard this summer or email lifeguardjobs@rnli.org.uk or more details.

You can watch the Best Summer Job lifeguard video on YouTube here.