RNLI recruiting for lifeguards on Yorkshire's beaches - here's how you can apply

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is in search of new recruits to spend a season working on some of Yorkshire’s most popular beaches, as applications open for 2020 beach lifeguards.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 4:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 4:26 pm
The RNLI is on the lookout for new recruits.

At the forefront of the RNLI’s lifesaving work, the charity’s lifeguards responded to almost 20,000 incidents and helped more than 32,000 people in 2018.

Successful applicants receive world-class training in search and rescue, lifesaving and casualty care techniques, good rates of pay and the chance to develop valuable skills for a future career.

Alex Richardson, Lead Lifeguard Supervisor, said: ‘Working as a lifeguard is a unique and rewarding experience – you get to call the beach your office for a start.

Lifeguard on duty at Sandsend

"But far more importantly than that, you are there to make sure the public stay safe while enjoying their visit, and ultimately to help save lives at sea.

"This is a demanding job requiring commitment, skill and a clear head, but it’s also a job that is truly life changing.

"We’re looking for selfless, trustworthy people with courage, determination and the ability to put their training into action and make the right decision if someone’s life is in danger.

"It is an incredibly rewarding role."

And it’s not just on the beach where lifeguarding skills can be put into practice.

The training provided by the charity can be an ideal first step towards many career paths, including continuing to work for the RNLI or for a career in the emergency services.

Click here to find out more about how you can make a difference and apply to be part of the lifesaving team.