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Apprentice Instructor, Leics

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits, Leicester, Leics

Location: Leicester, Leics
Closing date: 5/11/23


Apprentice Instructor with Leicester Outdoor Pursuits



Do you love working in the outdoors? Love working with enthusiastic young minds? Want to help develop people and help them reach their full potential? A career in the outdoor industry is extremely rewarding, once you've started running your own sessions you'll never look back.


What we are offering with the role

· Your chance to get a range of qualifications- First Aid, Paddle Sport Instructor, Archery Instructor, Bell Boat Helm, plus others

· Thorough Induction process including training on our High Ropes Course

· Work with a diverse range of clients.

· Opportunities to develop ongoing group programs.

· Quality outdoor uniform.

· Professional development workshops.

· Further opportunities to take different key roles within the organisation.


You will be paid to run a range of outdoor activities including: Archery, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, High Ropes, Bushcraft and others.

Throughout your apprenticeship there will be opportunities to get out and upskill yourself with the challenges of rock climbing and explore rivers in paddle sport. You will develop soft skills such as dealing with nervous clients at

the top of our high ropes course, or supporting tired teenagers as they learn about resilience and pushing themselves out of their comfort zone.

This is an 12 - 14 month apprenticeship. You will be starting your role as an assistant instructor – developing to become and independent instructor leading your own groups.


This apprenticeship sets you up to begin your career in the outdoors - from here it's up to you where you want to go what you want to do. Previous instructors at LOPC have gone on to:

· Senior or management roles within the team at LOPC

· Working for outdoor centres around the world including Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand.

· Taken a full time contract instructing at LOPC

· Gone on to an Outdoor Education Degree at university

· Work full time at Centre Parcs

· Work with alternate education provisions at specialist schools

· Become a freelance instructor - working all over the UK

· Gain their teaching qualification and worked with schools on their outdoor education provision

There are lots of directions you can take with your new skills and qualifications. The choice is yours.


Who are we?

Located on the River Soar, Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre is a vibrant, friendly place providing land and water based activities and courses to people from the local area and beyond.

We have over 27,000 users per year, aged from 5yrs upwards of all abilities and background. Our users include:

· Activate After School Club

· Schools and Colleges

· Holiday Schemes

· Families and individuals

· Corporate training.

· LOPC also provides a diverse annual coach education programme for land and water activities.


Typical Duties

· Assisting and then eventually leading activities

· Assisting with the cleaning and maintenance of equipment and site

· Liaising with customers and other members of staff



Job Description

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Closing Date: 5th November 2023

Contract Start Date: 15th January 2024

Send Applications to: David Robinson -

Interviews: Weeks commencing 20th and 27th November 2023




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