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 and want the chance to work towards recognised outdoor industry qualifications, then Kingswood could be the place for you!
Each year we recruit over 300 enthusiastic Apprentice Activity Leaders to work at our educational activities centres, we train our Activity Leaders to deliver a huge range of outdoor and classroom based activities to thousands of school groups that visit our centres throughout the year.
As an Apprentice Activity Leader you will introduce guests to a range of adventure activities that meet the groups learning outcomes and could include abseiling, archery, climbing, fencing, go karts, quad biking, low ropes, high ropes, team building, problem solving or watersports.
Our Apprentice Activity Leader programme is the perfect starting point for you if you’re considering a career in the outdoor, leisure or education industries. Not only will you gain invaluable experience that will equip you for your future career but you will also achieve an Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership including externally recognised qualifications, in house training and an NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership.
We sponsor you to achieve these qualifications and you will also be paid a monthly apprentice training salary and be provided with subsidised accommodation and an optional food scheme.
What we're looking for
Government funded residential apprenticeships are available for applicants who are 18+, plus we are also offering seasonal summer camp coach positions and fixed term contracts.
Where you'll be working
Living and working on centre
You will be an integral part of a lively and enthusiastic team who live and work together in a community atmosphere that thrives on friendship. You will meet like-minded people from all backgrounds and walks of life and make friendships that will remain with you forever. For many of our instructors it might be the first time living away from home and is a great opportunity to gain independence, learn life skills and build confidence.
Accommodation varies dependant on the centre from larger student halls type of residences to smaller houses. Accommodation is either centre-based or close by. There are staff common rooms with TV and other amenities to help you relax at the end of the day. Rooms are furnished and you will be required to share a room with colleagues. All of our centres have dining halls and should you choose to opt-in to our optional food scheme we will provide you with 3 meals a day, 7 days a week for a minimal charge.
Uniform and DBS
Safety standardsAs an organisation, it is important that we maintain high staff and safety standards. Upon joining us, all employees receive an employee handbook that details the do’s and don’ts of life at Kingswood as well as our HR systems and procedures. All staff will also receive a formal contract to sign and performance appraisals and session observations are held throughout the year.
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