PGL Adventure Jobs

Working for PGL

What type of experience do you look for when you recruit your Watersports and Sailing Instructors?

We require prequalified staff to hold their RYA Dinghy or BC Paddlesports qualifications. Coaching experience should be par for the course if they are qualified.

What does a typical day being an instructor on the waves look like at PGL?

Paddlers split their time between leading paddling sessions and taster activity sessions in our core land-based activities. Depending on the location of the activity centre, they could be teaching groups on rivers, natural lakes or on-site purpose built paddlesports lakes. As a PGL Paddlesports Instructor, you’ll develop your all-round outdoor leadership skills in a supportive environment with plenty of scope for future training.

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Our Sailing Instructors deliver group taster sessions in sailing as well as helping to organise and participate in evening entertainments. You'll be responsible for your group of guests whilst on session, teaching them the key aspects of sailing in some stunning locations. The PGL fleet includes Laser Picos and Funboats, Toppers and Topper Tazes, RS Fevas, RS Visions and Hobie 15 catamarans. The role offers a great deal of variety, not just because you will find yourself doing lots of different activities, but because you may also find yourself helping the Group Leaders with evening entertainment or liaising with visiting teachers and party leaders.

Both roles offer an incredible amount of fun, working with a great fun, in stunning locations. You’ll ensure our guests have the time of their life, while you have yours!

What countries do hire Watersports instructors in, is it just in the UK?

UK and France

Is there a certain time of the year that you hire instructors? As a candidate when is the best time to apply a Watersports role with PGL?

In the UK, we start hiring in March and staff can typically work with us through until October. In France, water sports staff start in May and work through until September.

Do you offer training whilst working for PGL?

Yes, PGL offers a range of in-house training and qualification opportunities.

What if someone already has some qualifications, can you offer more to further develop their skills?

Yes, every year PGL runs winter training programmes for the next levels in both RYA and BC qualifications. Places for these opportunities are limited.

Apart from working on the waves what would you say are the best things about working for PGL?

PGL is a chance to meet like-minded people from all over the globe, share an experience that you will never forget and make life long friends. PGL provides a fun and vibrant working environment, providing the support and tools to enable you to develop and grow. PGL opens you up to a lifestyle and amazing experiences that will shape you as an individual, both in and out of a working environment. We have so many people come back to PGL year after year because, yes, it is a job, but it’s also so much more.

Is it just seasonal jobs that you offer?

Yes, our entry-level instructor roles are seasonal. However, GL is committed to the development and progression. We are proud that the majority of our senior staff and managers have progressed from junior roles

What type of benefits do you give to your staff?

PGL offer a competitive wage along with an industry leading food and accommodation package for residential roles. Your wage will be dependent on a range of factors such as age, role, location, hours of work, qualifications and experience. Free on-site wi-fi and uniform is provided. If you’re working in France, free return transportation from the UK is provided.

We're the largest outdoor adventure holiday company in the UK offering activity and educational holidays to children aged 7-17, where the experiences we offer are safe, friendly, exciting, educational and fun! We have activity centres across the UK, France and Spain giving you plenty of choice as to where you'd like to work.

Our adventure job opportunities: We have a large range of job opportunities so there is bound to be something that you'll enjoy! All our instructing jobs will keep you active and outdoors so you'll needs boundless energy and enthusiasm! You'll get great satisfaction inspiring our young guests and helping them to achieve things they thought impossible. If you'd like to join our team as an Activity Instructor we do ask for you to have previous experience of working with children and certain qualifications are required for some our Canoe/ Kayak and Sailing instructing roles. We'll provide you with full training before you start and continue to train and develop your skills throughout your employment. If you'd like to gain qualifications for water-based instructing roles we'll be more than happy to support you and bear the full cost.

Why should you choose PGL? Whatever you choose to do, all our jobs offer you the opportunity for employment unlike any other job our there! You'll gain industry recognised qualifications - paid for by us, a competitive wage, free meals and onsite accommodation, and free transport from a UK departure point if you choose to work abroad. All these benefits make it easy for you to have a great time, make many new friends for life and earn while you learn. You can return for as many seasons you like or have one season with us as a break away from the norm.

Surf Team Leader

Surf Team Leader


As a PGL Surf Team Leader you will lead the surf operation to deliver a safe, engaging, and enjoyable experience to our guests in a residential outdoor setting. You will support the smooth running of the operation and ensure our guests’ have a fantastic experience.
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Canoe Instructor

Canoe Instructor


Get paid for doing what you love - share your passion for paddling with our guests, leading taster sessions or river descents, in either Southern France or Spain. Fantastic UKCC training and qualification opportunities available.
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Catering Assistant

Catering Assistant


PGL are currently recruiting new staff to join the team as Catering Assistants in 2021. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from friendly, knowledgeable catering professionals in a fun working environment.
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Cook

Cook


Join modern catering enterprises at PGL's activity centres across the UK. set up to deliver excellence in both service and food, you'll work in a supportive environment and have a fantastic time.
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Housekeeping Assistant

Housekeeping Assistant


PGL are currently recruiting new staff to join the team as Housekeeping Assistants in 2021. This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, knowledgeable hospitality team in a fun working environment.
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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


As a PGL Activity Instructor you’ll be leading activities, organising entertainment, and ensuring your group has a great stay with us. It's a fantastic chance to share your love of sports and the outdoors, discover new interests, make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy an awesome lifestyle.
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