Lifeguard recruitment

Start your career on the beach

Become a lifeguard

As an RNLI lifeguard you’ll build your work – and life – experience, get good rates of pay and lifesaving skills for the career you want.

You can apply whether you live inside or outside the UK – you just need to be of school leaving age, have a National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (or equivalent) and meet a specific fitness criteria and have a right to work in the UK. If you’re not qualified yet, don’t worry! Find out how you can get qualified by visiting the requirements and training section.  

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About the role

As an RNLI lifeguard, you have a unique opportunity to make a difference to the safety of thousands of beachgoers. In 2018, our lifeguards helped over 32,000 people.

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Requirements and training
Being an RNLI lifeguard is a unique and rewarding job that puts you at the frontline of lifesaving – so there is a criteria you need to meet in order to apply.
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