Adventure Directory

Working in an office environment does not suit all of us, so if you would like to make the great outdoors your place of work, and you would like to earn a wage by teaching people how to take part in a wide range of land and water based outdoor pursuits, then you need to find out who is recruiting. You also need to know about their reputation and how they treat their staff. The companies below have worked with us for a number of years and we have got to know them very well. We would not hesitate to recommend any of the following if you are considering a career in the adventure industry. To find out about them, and their current course and job opportunities, please click on any of the links below.



adventure jobs with UKSA

UKSA

UKSA offer the very best professional maritime training courses alongside youth development programmes to transform young people’s lives. We don't just offer certification and training, as a youth charity we can offer that bit extra and make sure we really look after our young people. Our professi
UKSA

adventure jobs with Bray Lake Watersports

Bray Lake Watersports

Bray Lake Watersports is a long standing water sports centre priding ourselves on high quality teaching alongside a club atmosphere with regular members and club sessions. We have an onsite retail shop and cafe with great coffee. We aim to move with the trends in the watersports industry add
Bray Lake Watersports

adventure jobs with Manor Adventure

Manor Adventure

Lots of activity centres are just about having fun. While this is an important part of learning, we like to make the most of the educational and personal benefits of outdoor pursuits by maximising the experience for every child who stays with us. We invest our profits back into the training of ou
Manor Adventure

adventure jobs with Girlguiding

Girlguiding

We build girls' confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.
Girlguiding


adventure jobs with Aqua Sports

Aqua Sports

We are renowned for our friendly, yet professional approach. All the team are passionate about the sports that they teach.
Aqua Sports

adventure jobs with Peak Activity Services

Peak Activity Services

Since 2000, we have helped thousands of people scale the heights and reach their peak, whatever it may be. With a team of fun, enthusiastic and highly qualified individuals, we only deliver the best customer service and give you a time to remember! With tailored programmes to suit you, we prioriti
Peak Activity Services

adventure jobs with Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure is located in a stunning cliff top setting, we keep the activities real by coaching in the real environment and have an excellent staff retention.
Outdoor Adventure

adventure jobs with Wire & Sky

Wire & Sky

We bring adventure to the city. The venues we operate from are iconic and the views from our sites are totally unique. Our aerial adventures offer a stand out combination of adrenalin and city sightseeing.
Wire & Sky


adventure jobs with Delphi Resort

Delphi Resort

Delphi Resort is located in the heart of the scenically breath-taking Delphi Valley, near Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway. It has everything the outdoor enthusiast is looking for in a workplace nestled between spectacular mountains to climb and with stunning beaches at your doorstep.
Delphi Resort

adventure jobs with X Adventure

X Adventure

We are a small and bespoke company who are highly adaptable to the aims and objective of our groups. We work with our customers to develop unique programmes that don;t necessarily follow the norm. We don;t make our customers fit our programmes but make our programmes fit our customers; in our eyes e
X Adventure

adventure jobs with Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks

Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks

Holiday parks aren't all the same old bucket-and-spade stuff anymore... well here they're certainly not! Our guests are positively encouraged to get out and explore the area, starting with our beach voted once again the best in England in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2020 where surfing,
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks

adventure jobs with Newlands Adventure Centre

Newlands Adventure Centre

Newlands Adventure Centre is an interdependently owned Centre that strives to allow Instructors to take that next step in their career.
Newlands Adventure Centre


adventure jobs with Galloway Activity Centre

Galloway Activity Centre

Our fantastic staff of course!
Galloway Activity Centre

adventure jobs with South West Lakes Trust

South West Lakes Trust

We started delivering instructor training over 10 years ago, we are an organisation with a wealth of experience in the watersports environment, both in the UK and abroad.
South West Lakes Trust


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? >>

Mountain Leader awards

Mountain Leader awards

To get an idea of the full route from beginner climber through to professional mountaineer, take a look at our career guide to climbing, further down this page. This post is all about the Mountain Leader awards which come in two flavours - Summer and Winter. They follow on from Walking Group Leader and set you up on the start of a career leading small groups in mountainous terrain.

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Watersports RYA Scheme

Watersports RYA Scheme

With all the options available for the many different types of water based sports, we could probably give it a website all of its own. The guide serves as a basic introduction to the activities you can pursue on water, including sailing, windsurfing and surfing. The skills and qualifications, especially those you can pick up quite early in your career, are also useful to non-water based activity centres. Even far from the coast you will find most activity centres offer some form of watersport. But once you have the Dinghy Instructor qualification, will you be able to stop yourself wanting to become a Yatchmaster?

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