Outdoor Adventure Apprenticeship Schemes

orange square 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.


Expedition Leader Program

Expedition Leader Program


This is a comprehensive program for people looking to become globally experienced and qualified Expedition Leaders, capable of leading treks into high altitude and developing world regions.
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JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor - 2019

JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor - 2019


If a 9-5 office job and sitting behind a desk all day is just not your thing, the JCA Activity Instructor Apprenticeship is just the role for you.
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Adventure Guide Program - Patagonia

Adventure Guide Program - Patagonia


Patagonia. Where else in the world would you want to perfect your outdoor skills? Rugged, remote, vast and sublime - Patagonia’s beauty is unrivalled, and the trekking is unreal.
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Rockley Leap for Success Instructor Training and Job

Rockley Leap for Success Instructor Training and Job


Rockley want to nurture and develop the next generation of watersports instructors, giving young people access to achieving qualifications with one of the world's leading providers of professional watersports training, whilst reducing the costs associated with accessing that training.
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Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand

Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand


Head to NZ for 12 weeks of adventure travel to rival any other. Whether you are looking for a foot in the door to an adventure tourism career or the ultimate adventure holiday, this program will perfect your outdoor survival skills, surround you with awesome people & explore the stunning landscape.
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Trainee Instructors

Trainee Instructors


For 2019 we are recruiting candidates for our Volunteer Trainee Scheme. Candidates will receive training in many of the activities we provide as well as gaining several NGB qualifications.
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General Assistant Hotel

General Assistant Hotel


General Assistant role, based in the Chateau du Baffy in Normandy, France. Reporting to the General Manager to provide an excellent level of restaurant service, house-keeping and guest liaison (both to the school group and adult guests) staying at the Chateau.
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Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Sports Coaching Jobs in America


Coach sports to children in USA Summer Camps with Camp Leaders. The summer camp in America programme offers you the opportunity to gain over 500 hours of hands-on sports coaching, whether it's soccer, tennis, basketball or many more.
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Summer Camp Lifeguard in America

Summer Camp Lifeguard in America


Work as a lifeguard in a summer camp America with Camp Leaders for 9 weeks. Work as part of a team of lifeguards who run the camp pool and lake, organising activities and pool parties, whilst keeping everyone safe and keeping the pool clean.
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JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor - 2019

JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor - 2019


If a 9-5 office job and sitting behind a desk all day is just not your thing, the JCA Activity Instructor Apprenticeship is just the role for you.
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Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

Outdoor Instructor Training Programme


Outdoor Instructor Trainee Programme Share Discovery Village based in Co Fermanagh is offering you the opportunity of a lifetime! Apply to become a highly qualified Outdoor Instructor in Ireland’s most prestigious Outdoor Instructor Training Programme. Training lasts for 12 months.
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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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Expedition Leader Program

Expedition Leader Program


This is a comprehensive program for people looking to become globally experienced and qualified Expedition Leaders, capable of leading treks into high altitude and developing world regions.
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Apprentice Activity Leader

Apprentice Activity Leader


We are getting ready for a huge year of adventure, and we would love you to be part of it. If you’re passionate about working in the outdoors, inspiring young people to learn through having fun and helping them to become the best they can be.
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Catering Manager

Catering Manager


Manor Adventure require an enthusiastic, motivated and competent, very hands on cook with good communication and organisational skills and the ability to oversee a small team of kitchen staff for the position of Head Cook.
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Support Staff

Support Staff


Rockley are looking for motivated, outgoing and hardworking individuals to join our seasonal support teams in the UK and France. The successful candidate will work within a variety of departments within the centre to maintain facilities and kit and support the provision of care to our clients.
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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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Apprentice Activity Instructor

Apprentice Activity Instructor


Join us this season as an Apprentice Activity Instructor at one of Girguiding’s adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres! This will escape the traditional 9 to 5 working day and provide a hands-on, all systems-go experience.
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Zip Line Instructor

Zip Line Instructor


We are recruiting Zip Wire Instructors to join our London 2018 team. We need people that are enthusiastic, high energy, team players with a passion for extreme sports, to help deliver our customers the experienceof a lifetime. Full training will be given so you don't need any previous experien
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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


Activity Instructor (Apprenticeship)Interested in developing a career in Outdoor Adventure Activities and gaining a recognised qualification?
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Apprentice Instructor

Apprentice Instructor


You will assist with teaching the RYA syllabus and will be responsible for providing support to instructors teaching sessions, as well as providing excellent customer service to our guests within resort.
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Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor


Discover your new working adventure in the outdoors with PGL.
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Customer Service Representative - Get RYA Qualifications

Customer Service Representative - Get RYA Qualifications


The Customer Service Representative is responsible for the successful implementation of our activity programmes. Day-to-day responsibilities include: Customer & Supplier Liaison, excursions and transport, programming and pre-arrival admin & accommodation management.
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Maintenance Person

Maintenance Person


You will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all Ocean Elements property within resort. You will work on a rota basis to coincide with our chalets within resort but it is expected you possess a flexible attitude as this is an ‘on-call’ role.
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Residential care worker / outdoor activity instructor

Residential care worker / outdoor activity instructor


Do you enjoy a challenge? Could you support a young person to see their potential? Do you enjoy an active working environment where every day is different and challenging? If you answered yes, then come and work for us helping young people in a care setting on residential activity breaks.
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Photographer

Photographer


You will be responsible for the capture, promotion and sale of high quality images of our clients. You must be organised and have the ability to meet sales targets. The majority of your day-to-day will be spent either on land or in a powerboat, capturing images of guests partaking in activities.
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Trainee Activity Instructor

Trainee Activity Instructor


FREE instructor training program. We provide all food and accommodation for the year at no cost to the individual. We then qualify those on the scheme in a range of activities, with NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY qualifications. We also provide £200 per month subsistence. must be 18-24 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.