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Working for Donegal Adventure Centre

Donegal Adventure Centre (DAC) is one of Ireland’s premier adventure facilities and Ireland’s largest surf school located in Bundoran, a famous seaside resort along the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way. Donegal is renowned for its pristine beaches and offshore islands. So much so, Donegal was named the ‘Coolest Place On The Planet’ to visit by National Geographic Traveller in 2017. DAC has been providing exciting adventure sports, outdoor activities, surf lessons and fantastic service to schools, families and adult groups for over 30 years. We specialise in surf lessons, day trips and overnight stays for primary, secondary and third level as well as for individual adults, groups, stags/hens, sports clubs, families and anything else you can think of! Our land activities include: » Archery » Map reading and orienteering » Forest Adventure » Team Exercises » Climbing Wall » Obstacle Courses » Team Challenge » High Ropes Course » Abseiling Our water activities include: » Surfing » Canoeing and Kayaking » Coasteering » Cliff Jumping

Why are Donegal Adventure Centre so good to work for?

We are very flexible and work with our staff. We offer holiday pay and bank holiday pay. Free car parking. Opportunities for promotions.

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What is it like to work as an instructor?

Having spent 5 years in the Royal Marines my time arrived to return to the civilian world back in 2013. Having been an avid fan of Bear Grylls since my early teens it came as a great surprise to see the Bear Grylls Instructor academy were on the lookout for new instructors to teach and lead on survival courses around the world as part of Bear's small team. The decision to partake in the Bear Grylls Instructor Academy was based on the desire to maintain that sense of belonging achieved through life in the corps. Upon arriving at the Bear Grylls training location I was greeted pleasantly by two instructors who to my surprise were both ex-servicemen, however all participants had hugely varied backgrounds. Throughout the course it felt at home being in the field, it was nothing I had not experienced before having spent numerous nights on the moors. Lighting fires and skinning rabbits was second nature to me however the chance to practice in a "non-hostile" environment I found to be rather refreshing.

Upon completing the course and passing the assessment day I was I fully fledged Bear Grylls Instructor... but the adventure didn't stop there. Since passing my Level 1 assessment I have Lead corporate events and survival courses around the world from the Jungles of South China to the deserts of Las Vegas. More recently I have been involved in the running and operation of two series of ITV's Bear Grylls Survival School in which I was working alongside the man himself. Fast forward to today I now work full-time with BGSA as logistics manager ensuring the smooth operation of all our courses and events. What started as a hobby is now my full time career, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy has allowed me to live my love of outdoor adventure on a daily basis. Don't just dream it.