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This is a great time to be starting a career in outdoor adventure. The industry is growing, which means more activity centres, more instructors, and the creation of improved activity instructor training courses. Whether you are seeking a new challenge or looking to make use of your existing experience in outdoor adventure, we have plenty of jobs and courses to keep you busy all season.



Popular Adventure Jobs this month...

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Discover your new working adventure in the outdoors with PGL. Our last large intake for 2016 will be 30th April. Don't miss your chance to be part of it!
Outdoor Activity Instructor

Superyacht Crew Training Course

Superyacht Crew Training Course

Have you ever wanted to work on a Superyacht? Our course would be an ideal way to start your career. Gain the skills and qualifications demanded of crew in deckhand roles. Our price includes all food and accommodation, and given the potential pay packets in the industry, you will soon cover the cost
Superyacht Crew Training Course

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2016!

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2016!

If you love nothing more than being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then apply today to join PGL as an Outdoor Activity Instructor in 2016.
Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2016!

Activity Instructor - Go Ape

Activity Instructor - Go Ape

We need you to join our tribe! We are looking for hard working and friendly adventure types with excellent customer care to give the customer an experience to remember every time they visit. Go Ape offers physically and mentally challenging fun, laughter and adventure in, around and up the trees.
Activity Instructor - Go Ape


Superyacht Crew Training Course

Superyacht Crew Training Course

Have you ever wanted to work on a Superyacht? Our course would be an ideal way to start your career. Gain the skills and qualifications demanded of crew in deckhand roles. Our price includes all food and accommodation, and given the potential pay packets in the industry, you will soon cover the cost
Superyacht Crew Training Course

Outdoor Instructor Training Course - 2016

Outdoor Instructor Training Course - 2016

At Manor House we have a wide variety of activities that we get you fully qualified in. If you are looking to kick start your career in outdoor education then this course would be perfect for you. We give you full training and support during your time with us.
Outdoor Instructor Training Course - 2016

Watersports Instructor Summer Camp America

Watersports Instructor Summer Camp America

Watersports jobs in America with Camp Leaders, including windsurfing, waterskiing, wake boarding and boating. Lead water activities for children's summer camps in America.
Watersports Instructor Summer Camp America

Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course

Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course

Aside from the exclusive opportunity to work alongside Bear’s team as the Academy grows on an international scale, passing the course provides an accredited, professional qualification that equips participants with the necessary skills for leadership consultancy & teaching adventure training.
Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course


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activity instructor job

Activity Instructor Jobs

Activity instructor jobs (also referred to as multi activity instructors), are often based at a purpose built centre. The ultimate outdoor job, you may specialise in a couple of activities, or you may be trained to cover a wide range. Read advice given by industry insiders.
Activity Instructor Jobs

activity instructor courses

Activity Instructor Courses

Activity instructor training courses equip you with the skills and experience to enter the workplace as a qualified activity instructor. Gain NGB awards and professional tuition on the following courses.
Activity Instructor Courses

watersports jobs

Watersports Jobs

Our wonderful coastline and appetite for water based adventure sports has created a big demand for qualified instructors in surfing, water skiing, sailing and windsurfing. Read our watersports career guide to find out how to get qualified and get working.
Watersports Jobs

watersport courses

Watersports Courses

To work in watersports you need to get qualified. The following watersport centres offer a range of professional training courses covering many types of water sports from the RYA and BCU.
Watersports Courses


Adventure Jobs Articles


Most useful qualifications?

Most useful qualifications?

People often ask us which NGB qualifications they should be looking at achieving in order to kick start a career in outdoor adventure. To be honest is isn't an easy question to answer because it really depends on what you are planning to do long term. If you are completely new to the industry and looking to get started, you can either build up a few qualifications on your own, or you can try to get employed with a multi activity centre, who will usually offer you some NGBs as part of your training and qualification - this way you will also get some great experience too. Whichever route you decide, this article takes a look at which qualifications are most useful for budding instructors.

Most useful qualifications? >>

Climbing awards

Climbing awards

In an effort to find out more about why people choose to take the rock climbing courses that allow you to introduce other people to the sport, namely the Climbing Wall Award (CWA), and the Single Pitch Award (SPA), we spoke to a couple of professionals who have achieved these NGBs and who are now aiming to progress their climbing careers. Click through to read about how these industry standard qualifications allow you to supervise other climbers, and tips for passing the exam.

Climbing awards >>

Multi Activity Career Guide

Multi Activity Career Guide

You probably went on a residential activity holiday when you were at school; most children do. Getting a job as one of those idolised instructors is actually easier than you may think. Hundreds of thousands of school kids every year means lots of centres and each one requires plenty of instructors. For young people, the wages are pretty good considering the alternatives, and when you factor in the training, experience and qualifications you can achieve in a single season... So how do you get involved? We discuss the different options for starting out, and offer some valuable inside tips on passing a selection weekend.

Multi Activity Career Guide >>

Parent's Guide

Parent's Guide

Are you the parent of a child hoping to work in the outdoor industry? Or are you a young adult worrying about telling your parents that you would rather be working outdoors than sitting accountancy exams? As with most industries, career progression is competitive and based on an individual's performance, but skills acquired are readily transferable and so can aid your future career whether or not you choose to stay in the industry for a prolonged period. This handy guide discusses why the outdoor industry can provide a stable and fulfilling career path for young people.

Parent's Guide >>