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 Acorn Adventure

Acorn Adventure

We believe in getting back to basics and using the real, natural environment for our activity sessions, including lakes, mountains, rivers, beaches, crags and caves. Over 35 years, we have built up an excellent reputation for safety and delivering quality activity programmes and now have 11 accre
Acorn Adventure

adventure jobs with Wildpacks

Wildpacks

No registration fees and higher salaries (allowing applicants have some decent spending money for after camp, rather than an age based pocket money scheme you'll find elsewhere) make Wild Packs stand out from the crowd! Most importantly Wild Packs allow you to have choice and input into what type
Wildpacks

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 Plas Menai

Plas Menai

Plas Menai has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Our unrivalled reputation, superb facilities, extensive resources and stunning location make Plas Menai the number
Plas Menai

adventure jobs with Camp America

Camp America

Established in 1969, we’re the biggest international summer camp staff provider recruiting thousands of young people each year to work on hundreds of amazing summer camps all across the USA. Our programme fee of £599 includes return flights to the USA, medical insurance, nine weeks food and ac
Camp America

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 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 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 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 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 Donegal Adventure Centre

Donegal Adventure Centre

We offer a tailored experience to our customers and have a return rate of over 70% every year.
Donegal Adventure Centre

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 Robinwood

Robinwood

At Robinwood we are very proud of our staff, we listen to them and value their ideas, and they have made a huge difference to both the children we work with and the growth of the company. We are proud to have been listed in the 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work for' for the last five y
Robinwood

adventure jobs with Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre

Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre

HOAC prides itself on being a small charity run centre with excellent links with-in the local community. Many of our summer staff have come through our in-house training program. Introduced to water activities from age 8, becoming Young Leaders from 14 and then graduating to instructors once they ar
Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre

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 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 Rockley Watersports

Rockley Watersports

Rockley has always put people first, be that any of our thousands of customers or any of our team. What sets Rockley apart is always the fantastic team who go the extra mile for our customers, which is why our customers return year after year and so do our staff.
Rockley Watersports

adventure jobs with East Sussex County Council

East Sussex County Council

Buzz Active is a non-profit organisation, run by East Sussex County Council. Our vision is to provide access to outdoor activities to all, in stunning locations in East Sussex. We run nationally accredited courses, taught by qualified instructors, for individuals, groups and families, for children f
East Sussex County Council

adventure jobs with Woodlands Adventure

Woodlands Adventure

Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning is set in 36 acres of beautiful natural woodland, centrally located with easy access to the motorway network. Each visit is tailor made for each individual group, by choosing the activities to suit their requirements, curriculum or any special needs or reque
Woodlands Adventure


adventure jobs with Sealyham Activity Centre

Sealyham Activity Centre

Sealyham is close to the only UK coastal national park with excellent sea cliff climbing, superb inland bouldering and an amazing rugged coastline to explore from a kayak or coasteering. It is an outdoor instructors paradise with plenty of opportunity for an instructor to continually improve their s
Sealyham Activity Centre

adventure jobs with Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Lambourne End deliver tailored, bespoke programmes. We deliver programmes that support young people's personal development from a wide range of adventurous, farm and environmental activities. We are flexible in our approach to ensure we meet group and individual needs. This is built on our eth
Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

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


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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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 >>

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

With unemployment at a dizzying high and the real pressure on school and college leavers, and graduates, beginning a career in outdoor education is often a great way to avoid the dole queue. The government want to get young people into training, and activity and adventure centres need young people to help teach their visitors. This perfect match is often supported by apprenticeship schemes which act as a fantastic stepping stone towards a career in the industry.

Apprenticeships >>