EA Ski and Snowboard Training have kicked off the first of their winter 2016 internships programs in Japan, USA and Canada, with Switzerland to follow in the coming weeks. Orientation has started with zealous skiers and snowboarders descending on capital cities for an action packed introduction to their first winter working as an instructor…. and Mum’s everywhere are freaking out about the possibility of their snow loving child embarking on an endless winter of season to season life!
The 2016/17 season will see another exciting round of internship graduates, securing their guaranteed job offer and enjoying the highest quality training before obtaining their internationally recognized qualification’s. EA Select their interns based on some basic criteria. The relationship with the resorts is critical to the long term operation of EA Ski & Snowboard Training, so it is imperative the EA Training Consultants choose the best people to fill the roles. Check out the main criteria below and see if you…
Passion for skiing or snowboarding.
For many of us, this passion is something we have self-funded after recognising an internal pull towards the mountains later in life, and for some interns the passion is established way back on ski holidays with the family. One thing that is uniform however, is the desire to be working in the great outdoors; meeting people, travelling and getting paid to ski or snowboard. Passionate skiers and snowboarders make the best instructors and the EA program is perfect for like-minded people to get together to train, qualify and work as a valued member of snowsports schools.
Your personality. No chumps allowed.
EA Ski and Snowboard Training consultants interview all candidates to ensure their personality fits the bill. Working with adults and children to teach them to ski or snowboard, instructors need a genuine compassion and willingness to engage with their clients to deliver the best experience. The ideal instructor candidate has a helpful, fun and engaging personality with a positive work ethic.
Your ability to budget.
The Book Early & Save offer enables interns considering a winter abroad to reserve their position for a reduced deposit and flexible payment terms in the lead up to the program. If you can get a summer job or part time work while studying, and can work some savings into your weekly budget, it will take the pressure off during your first winter on snow. There are also fully inclusive salary package job opportunities, Club Med for example, located in Japan and offering a fixed wage for instructors, meals and on site accommodation. Based on your budget, our Training Consultants can talk to you about the package that best suits you!
Here is what Amber from the UK had to say about our 2015/16 Club Med internship program:
“I think it’s a fantastic idea to partner gaining qualifications and attaining a job. After speaking to so many another qualified ski instructor, they all agreed that EA is a fantastic program to get involved with to guarantee a job. The contact with the team was fantastic, even with a distance from NZ to the UK the communication stayed constant and informative when initially booking onto the course, Rich, Adrian and the team did an amazing job. The accommodation was great and I also really like the addition of a Facebook group where all people who signed onto the course could chat and have names and faces. I definitely will not be forgetting this winter; it has been sensational. I have met so many amazing people who I know will be lifelong friends, friends who have helped me in so many different ways. My skiing ability has rocketed; I have had training from some of the best skiers I have ever had the pleasure to ski with. I have taught some amazing people and had some brilliant lessons, I’ve made contacts who I can visit all over Asia. If I could do it all over again, I would not change a thing, I cannot thank the team at EA enough.”
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