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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Rockley

Rockley

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

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 Camp Canada

Camp Canada

We are the original Camp Canada established for over 20 years. We have offices both in Canada and the UK. We are offering 24-hour support every step on a way. Winners of the silver 2017 British youth travel customer service award and ranked top in the industry for customer care, your experience co
Camp Canada

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. With the help of our enthusiastic Activity Instructors, Trainees and General Assistants, one of the places we provide this is at our
Girlguiding

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 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 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 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 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 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 Mark Warner Summer

Mark Warner Summer

With over 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
Mark Warner Summer


adventure jobs with The Georgian

The Georgian

We are a team that works hard and plays hard. Alderney is a special place that has a community feel and a great social life which The Moorings and The Georgian House are central to. If you come to Alderney you are guaranteed to make some fantastic and unforgettable memories. ‘Everyone on the
The Georgian

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 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 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 Wyedean Canoe Centre

Wyedean Canoe Centre

The Symonds Yat Gorge provides Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre with the best location in the country for novice or expert canoeist. Our exclusive facilities on the banks of the River Wye comprise of 100 open canoes, 30 kayaks and 10 SUPs. Land-based adventure activities include Rock Climbing,
Wyedean Canoe Centre

adventure jobs with Essex Outdoors

Essex Outdoors

Essex Outdoors is a leading outdoor education provider and is part of Essex County Council. We have four centres all offering a different experience for its staff and customers including free residential opportunities for seasonal staff at some of our centres.
Essex Outdoors

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 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 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 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 Plas Menai

Plas Menai

We have been teaching watersports and adventure courses for over thirty years and were the first centre in the UK to offer a "gateway" course to Careers in the Industry. Our Waterfront location provides a stunning backdrop to our activities, coupled with an unrivalled diversity of training locati
Plas Menai

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 Raleigh International

Raleigh International

Raleigh Expedition isn’t like other volunteer programmes. We run life-changing Expeditions to some of the most remote places on the planet. Volunteers live in a homestay with a local family, work on sustainable projects in remote communities or national parks with an international team, and trek t
Raleigh International


adventure jobs with Action Adventure Activities

Action Adventure Activities

Our aim is simply to provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Our extensive range of team building activities are ideally suited for groups of friends (Stag and Hen groups) or corporate development. We provide activities to adult & family groups.
Action Adventure Activities

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 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 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 Beyond Adventure

Beyond Adventure

Beyond Adventure is a people focused business that cares for both its staff and customers. We feel that part of our responsibility as an industry leader is to help nurture and support others on their pathway to becoming full time outdoor professionals and to this aim we will regularly employ aspira
Beyond Adventure

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

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 The Pirate Castle

The Pirate Castle

With a long history as a provider of unique community services in Camden Town, we have forged a trusted reputation for running effective, affordable and accessible Outdoor Education and canal boating initiatives that help our beneficiaries develop new skills, improve health and self-confidence and b
The Pirate Castle


Mountain Instructor awards

Mountain Instructor awards

Following on from our Mountain Leader page we now take a look at the even more serious Mountain Instructor scheme, overseen by Mountain Leader Training UK. The leader awards are great qualifications to have on your CV and very useful when it comes to introducing groups to our upland areas, but for serious climbers and budding mountaineers the MIA and MIC scheme is the next target on the horizon.

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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.

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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.

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