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 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 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 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 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 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 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. Sole Occupancy is available to groups over a certain size.
Manor House Activity Centre

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 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 Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

Located next to the area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cannock Chase Beaudesert is a magical place where our staff make adventures happen.
Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre


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 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 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 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 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 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  Adventure Experience

Adventure Experience

Founded in 2010, Adventure Experience Ltd has become the market leader in Adventure Golf, offering some of the very best Adventure Golf courses in the UK. Designing and building four themed Florida style Adventure Golf sites around London and the South East, Adventure Experience Ltd is set to contin
Adventure Experience

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.
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 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 Whistle Punks Axe Throwing

Whistle Punks Axe Throwing

You get to throw axes regularly!
Whistle Punks Axe Throwing

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 CRS Adventures

CRS Adventures

Geographically we are in the best location in the South West to offer a range of seasonal outdoor activities. These include kayaking, canoeing, climbing, caving, walking, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. We also have an extensive selection of on-site tree-top activities including a very large
CRS Adventures


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 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


Triathlon coaching pathway

Triathlon coaching pathway

Inspirational Olympians and Britain's prominence in the sport of triathlon in recent years have resulted in a huge increase in interest, both in people wishing to take part in the three disciplines, and in those looking to coach the new influx of newcomers. British Triathlon is the national governing body, with further divisions for England, Wales and Scotland. In this article we give you a background to the sport, and talk about how to get involved in coaching at local club level and at national level.

Triathlon coaching pathway >>

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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DofE Assessor

DofE Assessor

The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is well known to most people, but how many know about the expedition element of the award which requires small groups to make their way, unaided, across wild terrain, for up to four days and three nights of wild camping? To make sure each group successfully completes their expedition, we enter the secret world of the assessors - the people who shadow the candidates, often unseen, as they trek through the wilderness. Read our interview with Georgina and find out how you too can add expedition assessor to your outdoor instructor profile.

DofE Assessor >>

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 >>