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 Ocean Elements

Ocean Elements

Ocean Elements is a medium sized tour operator, specialising in summer beach activity holidays across 3 beautiful resorts in Greece. We have 3 dedicated beach centres for Sailing and Windsurfing, hosting between 50 and 100 guests which allows us to provide a personal service to our guests and a smal
Ocean Elements

adventure jobs with PGL

PGL

PGL is widely recognised as the UK's original and biggest operator of summer camps. In this context our name became known as Parents Get Lost, but we now also operate a programme of family holidays so that parents can come too! With the help of our staff, we make sure that every year we continue
PGL

adventure jobs with Alpine Elements

Alpine Elements

We realise that our resort staff have been instrumental in the continued success of the company and we hand pick our staff not only for their experience but more importantly for their enthusiasm and outgoing and friendly nature to run our resorts and chalets. Subsequently we want our staff to be the
Alpine Elements

adventure jobs with In 2 Action

In 2 Action

The standard of training and activity provision delivered by In2action is held in very high regard within the travel and leisure industry. Many of the leading companies such as Center Parcs, Hoseasons and First Choice work with In2action to improve their delivery and create brochure highlights. W
In 2 Action


adventure jobs with Voyager

Voyager

Voyager's commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our groups is second to none. Safety is always our number one priority and we never compromise on it. Our tried-and-tested procedures, backed up by both internal and external auditing, epitomise industry best practice.
Voyager

adventure jobs with Pure Exploration

Pure Exploration

The team at Pure Exploration are everyday people, helping people have extraordinary experiences. We think real travel isn’t just about box-ticking guidebook recommendations or Instagram shots, it’s about authentic experiences spent with new friends who inspire you to think about the world and yo
Pure Exploration

adventure jobs with Club Correze

Club Correze

CLUB CORREZE offers a warm and reassuringly safe environment for the development of each child's social skills. Fellowship and teamship are developed and encouraged between the children and their group and activity leaders. * Travelling to a new destination * Exposure to a different culture
Club Correze

adventure jobs with UKSA

UKSA

We focus on three areas: personal development, schools and group visits, and professional maritime training, which makes us unique. 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 careers students
UKSA


adventure jobs with Mark Warner Summer

Mark Warner Summer

With 40 years’ experience we have grown into one of the most highly regarded independent travel companies in the UK. We have received numerous accolades and are very proud to have recently been voted ‘Best Family Tour Operator, Best Activity & Adventure Operator, Best All Inclusive Operator’ a
Mark Warner Summer

adventure jobs with New Reflexions

New Reflexions

We can offer: •A company culture where people are valued, supported and their contributions are recognised. •A Working environment that can be challenging at times but also extremely rewarding. You can make a real difference to the lives of others. •Industry-leading training, including a
New Reflexions

adventure jobs with BF Adventure

BF Adventure

As a charity, we work with disadvantaged and disabled children and adults, as well as family groups, work groups wishing to experience first class team building events, and school groups. We pride ourselves on the guidance and encouragement that we offer to our guests, aiming to inspire, challenge
BF Adventure

adventure jobs with Galileo Maritime Academy

Galileo Maritime Academy

Galileo is recognised internationally for supplying first class superyacht crew. We recruit, train, certify and place you on the finest superyachts around the world. Our speciality is entry level crew who wish to join this highly paid career working as crew on the yachts of the rich and famo
Galileo Maritime Academy


adventure jobs with Avon Tyrrell

Avon Tyrrell

We believe in creating memories that last a lifetime. Our staff are dedicated to providing a high quality, friendly and personable service. Our skilled team of activity instructors play a large role in the success of the centre, supporting and encouraging individuals to realise their potentia
Avon Tyrrell

adventure jobs with Care Today

Care Today

Care Today is a flexible, child-centered family run organisation who have been supporting young people for over 25 years. Our aim is to achieve positive outcomes for young people through equipping them with the skills and knowledge to be able to return home, or move into independence.
Care Today

adventure jobs with The Hive

The Hive

Founded in May 2014, The Hive is a fast growing education company focused on Outdoor Learning. We run workshops for children, families and grown-ups. The Hive is unique in the UK, bringing together outdoor learning, narrative and technology in a Forest School setting. Not only are our week-long mi
The Hive

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 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 Stubbers Adventure Centre

Stubbers Adventure Centre

Stubbers has the widest range of activities in the South East including Jet skiing, 4x4 driving, Stand Up Paddle boarding and All Terrain Boarding. We are renowned for providing excellent customer service through a friendly, engaging and professional team who challenge the individuals within the gr
Stubbers Adventure Centre

adventure jobs with Manor House Activity Centre

Manor House Activity Centre

Apart from the amazing courses we run another reason that our guests return to us year after year is that when you come to stay with us, generally you will have the Manor all to yourself.
Manor House Activity Centre

adventure jobs with Bear Grylls Survival Academy

Bear Grylls Survival Academy

Here at The Bear Grylls Survival Academy we offer a variety of courses at different extremity levels and for all audiences from kids to outdoor enthusiasts to hardcore adventurers. With courses popping up all over the globe we need to recruit freelance instructors to work as a part of the team. We h
Bear Grylls Survival Academy


adventure jobs with Kingswood

Kingswood

Kingswood provide educationally rich activity centre breaks for schools and groups. We are experts in out of the classroom learning - it is our 30 years of experience listening to and meeting teachers’ needs, combined with our ability to deliver leading educational programmes which meet curriculum
Kingswood

adventure jobs with Ultimate Survival

Ultimate Survival

We are all about authentic outdoor learning experiences, not the conveyor-belt industrial outdoor education you find at some establishments. We have the children for a full week and use tools such as learning journals to really get the most out of the experiences we offer. If you want to work fo
Ultimate Survival

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 Allnatt Outdoors

Allnatt Outdoors

Over 90 years of industry experience. Allnatt founded the first ever School Journey Centre back in 1924. We are holders of the Learning Outside the Classroom and Adventure Mark badges and members of the British Activity Providers Association (BAPA). Direct links with our Heads of Teaching at both
Allnatt Outdoors

adventure jobs with Calvert Trust Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor

Working at Calvert Trust Exmoor is all about enabling people with disabilities to achieve their potential through the challenge of adventurous activities in the countryside. Our guests can be any age (3-103!) and have a range of disabilities; the important thing for us is tailoring what we do to
Calvert Trust Exmoor

adventure jobs with Zip London

Zip London

We are a new, innovative adventure company who are bringing the excitement of zip wires to city centres. Our customers do not have to go to the trouble of travelling to countryside and beach locations to experience the fun of a zip wire, they just have to travel to the centre of London.
Zip London

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 Wild Survivor

Wild Survivor

All of our courses are designed by military special forces veterans and offer customers a unique insight into bushcraft, survival, teambuilding, navigation and much much more.
Wild Survivor

adventure jobs with Essex County Council

Essex County Council

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Essex County Council

adventure jobs with Carlingford Adventure Centre

Carlingford Adventure Centre

We strive to create a warm family atmosphere for our clients and our team. We do what we do because we are passionate about the transformational affects being outdoors can have on people and we love creating opporunities for all ages, back grounds and abilities to enjoy. Our team are everything
Carlingford Adventure Centre

adventure jobs with Delta Force Paintball

Delta Force Paintball

We are an international outdoor adventure company located in the UK, Central Europe, Australia and Canada. If you are active, love the outdoors, travel and have a passion for meeting new people, we would like to hear from you. Our passion is to deliver the world’s greatest paintball experience. Th
Delta Force Paintball


adventure jobs with Viamonde

Viamonde

Viamonde's dynamic and experienced team of English-speaking staff are committed to offering a safe, friendly and fun environment for children of all ages. The international schools we work with demand the very highest standards of supervision and care for their students and we recruit only those wit
Viamonde

adventure jobs with Share Discovery Village

Share Discovery Village

SHARE offers a range of over 30 activities onsite meaning that every day is very different. SHARE works with a range of groups of many different of ages and physical abilities again adding to the variation of the job. Our staff are fun and energetic wanting guests to have the best experience t
Share Discovery Village

adventure jobs with High Society

High Society

We have 20 year's experience in the industry which sets us apart from our competitors. We provide full training before we send you out to work with us. Our staff learn how to set up for different types of events; be it formal dinner, drink reception or bar, including details such as boxing tables
High Society

adventure jobs with CMC Adventure

CMC Adventure

We are located in an idyllic position with the Rhinog Mountain Range behind us and Llandanwg Beach in front of us. One of our centres is located on the Artro Estuary and therefore we have immediate access to the water for water sports, and or other centre, Bryn-y-Moel, just 3/4 of a mile up the hil
CMC Adventure


adventure jobs with Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust

Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust

Our setting, itself, is unique. Big open skies, views across the marshes and estuary encourage relaxation, a break away from everyday life and an opportunity to try something new. That's without mentioning the unique experience of staying on a lightship! Everything is included in a stay with FAC
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust

adventure jobs with The Bear Grylls Adventure

The Bear Grylls Adventure

The Bear Grylls Adventure is a brand new attraction due to open in Autumn 2018 and is a world first attraction of its kind. Nick Varney, CEO Merlin Entertainments, said: “The Bear Grylls Adventure is a one of a kind attraction – bringing together Bear, one of the most celebrated and recognise
The Bear Grylls Adventure


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.

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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.

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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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Highest Salaries

Highest Salaries

Perhaps you want to spend a season working in outdoor adventure as a way of filling the time between college and university, or on a temporary basis before you start working towards that 'proper' job that your parents want you to get. Or maybe you are serious about getting on and making as much money as you can, which still enjoying a career in outdoor adventure. If you are wondering which roles are going to give you the highest disposable income then take a look at this article as we bring you details of eight well paid jobs.

Highest Salaries >>