OUTDOOR ADVENTURE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEMES

Trainee apprenticeship schemes are work based learning schemes which act as a stepping stone towards a career in the outdoor industry. They allow you to gain industry recognised qualifications while earning money! The Government has placed new emphasis on apprenticeships and in recent years there has been a significant growth in both the number of schemes available and the variety of activities you can train in. The outdoor sector is also growing and can provide an exciting sustainable career for those with a passion for the outdoors, teaching and adventurous activities.


POPULAR APPRENTICESHIP SCHEMES

Multi-Activity Instructor

Multi-Activity Instructor

Teaching a wide range of water and land based activities to all ages from 7yr olds up to adult. Mainly to school groups during term time and scouts/guides/youth groups in holidays, evenings and weekends. During the summer we run week long skills courses.
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Trainee & Experienced Instructors

Trainee & Experienced Instructors

Based at our activity centre on the North Devon coast, we are looking for Activity Instructors to lead or assist in a wide variety of activities including surfing, water-skiing, climbing and abseiling, rib rides and more.
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FEATURED ADVENTURE JOBS

Instructor Development Programme

Instructor Development Programme

Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and 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.
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Multi-Activity Instructor

Multi-Activity Instructor

Teaching a wide range of water and land based activities to all ages from 7yr olds up to adult. Mainly to school groups during term time and scouts/guides/youth groups in holidays, evenings and weekends. During the summer we run week long skills courses.
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Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers

Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers

Would you like to work as a deckhand, steward, stewardess, engineer or chef on a luxury superyacht?
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CURRENTLY RECRUITING

 Sailing Instructor Training Course

Sailing Instructor Training Course

A great mix of theory and on the water training, this six-week course is designed to take you to the RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification and prepare you for a career as a sailing instructor. With courses worldwide, you can train with us anywhere from Greece to Australia.
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Multi Activity Instructors UK

Multi Activity Instructors UK

We are recruiting for instructors with and without previous experience, to work at our UK activity centres Lockerbie Manor, Abernant Lake Hotel, Norfolk Lakes and Culmington Manor, where you will be teaching outdoor pursuits to school groups. We now have vacancies for 2019!
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Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor

An Assistant Instructors role is to support our instructional team delivering watersports activities. Even if you have limited previous experience in watersports our training and support programme will help you progress far quicker than you imagined. We can also offer NGBs.
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Trainee & Experienced Instructors

Trainee & Experienced Instructors

Based at our activity centre on the North Devon coast, we are looking for Activity Instructors to lead or assist in a wide variety of activities including surfing, water-skiing, climbing and abseiling, rib rides and more.
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Superyacht Cadetship

Superyacht Cadetship

UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship is a structured programme designed to train the future officers of the superyacht industry. The cadetship combines the most relevant training and phases of paid employment – a great way to earn while you learn.
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Multi Activity Instructors France

Multi Activity Instructors France

We are looking for suitable candidates to become multi-activity instructors at our two French activity centres: Le Château du Broutel and Le Château de Warsy, where you will be teaching outdoor pursuits to school groups. No previous experience nor French language required. Vacancies available now!
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Trainee Activity Instructor

Trainee Activity Instructor

FREE 12 month instructor training program. We provide all food and accommodation for the year at no cost to the individual. We then train you up in a range of activities, with NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY (NGB's) qualifications. We also provide £200 per month subsistence. You must be 18+ yrs old.
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Apprenticeship training scheme opportunities

An outdoor apprenticeship will give you experience in a variety of activities and technical skills. You can choose which route you want to go down depending on your interests but if you're based in a multi activity centre you'll probably be training in and teaching sailing, windsurfing, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, hill walking, mountain biking etc. There may be opportunities to take NGB qualifications such as RYA Sailing/ Windsurfing, Single Pitch Climbing Award (SPA)/ Climbing Wall Award (CWA), BCU Canoeing/ Kayaking, Mountain Leader Award, MIAS Mountain Biking Leader/ Instructor Award etc. These qualifications are recognised throughout the industry and will allow you to instruct individuals and lead groups in that particular activity. Aim to push yourself and get experience and qualifications in as many disciplines as you can because being a genuine multi-activity instructor will mean you're much more employable.

What are the benefits of an apprenticeship

There are lots of benefits to taking an apprenticeship. At first glance, the main attraction might be the fact that you can earn while you learn because you'll be doing a real job for a real employer. Unlike traditional learning opportunities, you'll get paid from your very first day and that will continue throughout your apprenticeship until you qualify. As well as the financial benefits you'll also gain experience in a working environment, you'll gain nationally recognised qualifications and perhaps most importantly, you get to learn in a way that engages you and gives you hands-on experience of the job.

What is the apprenticeship wage?

The wage for apprentices varies depending on your employer although you'll receive a minimum £2.60 per hour and you can expect to take home an average of £150 per week. Your pay will go up as you gain more experience and qualifications and in the long term, studies have shown that people who started out as an apprentice earn an average of £90,000 more throughout their working life!

Prospects

Chances are if you're enrolling in an Outdoor Apprenticeship you'll be keen to work as some sort of activity instructor so your job will be something you love. Some positions can be seasonal and only last the summer months but you could be lucky and secure a full time permanent job with a centre that hosts activities all year round. From there you can expect to gain further qualifications and build on your experience, both in terms of the hands on side of the job and the administrative/ business aspect of the industry. Progression to Senior Instructor, Chief Instructor or Centre Manager is a strong possibility if you show the right qualities and aptitude throughout your training period and early years in the job.

Where can I do an apprenticeship?

Many of the large outdoor activity centres offer work training schemes that take on hundreds of applicants each year, however you aren't only limited to the large multi centre groups. There are plenty of smaller, independent activity centres offering some sort of apprenticeship however you'll find there are only one or two positions per centre so competition for places is much higher. You'll have to be prepared to potentially move away from home because you could be based at a centre anywhere in the country, although most outdoor schemes provide accommodation, food, travel etc. If you want to find out more about an apprenticeship in outdoor education, we find that this one from Robinwood offers the best prospect.