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Apprentice Outdoor Activity Instructor, Notts
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Apprentice Outdoor Activity Instructor, Notts

Walesby Forest, Newark, Notts

Location: Sherwood Forest, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Salary: £10,982.40
Closing date: 27/10/23


Apprentice Outdoor Activity Instructor at Walesby Forest

Walesby Forest are looking for their next energetic, ambitious, and outgoing cohort of activity instructors to join their residential apprenticeship programme in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

Walesby Forest is an outdoor activity centre with a great friendly team at its core that provides 250 acres of fun for young people to enjoy abseiling, climbing, water sports, and a host of other activities.  Does the thought of running these activities excite you?  We work hard and play hard, and our team spirit is legendary.

You will receive on-site training and guidance to complete the Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship; you will also achieve at least 6 National Governing Body qualifications recognised throughout the industry.  In addition, if you can demonstrate that you are one of our best instructors then there is the possibility of promotion to Team Leader.

As well as providing adventure activities we also run a range of events, rallies, festivals, and jamborees.  These help to develop an even wider range of amazing and transferable skills which will enhance your future career prospects.

You will also work with the broadest range of customers including school age children, the scouts and guides, organised membership groups, the public, and corporate world.  All of this experience will give you a great head start as you further your activity leadership career.

No formal qualifications or experience are required, just a passion for working in the outdoors and a willingness to learn new skills.  You will need a commitment to excellent customer service to give our visitors an experience of a lifetime.

So, do you want to work in the outdoors, live on site in single ensuite pods with food provided, earning industry qualifications whilst being paid?  If an apprenticeship at Walesby Forest excites you, we would love to hear from you.

Check out the Walesby Forest website here.


Day to day duties:

Activity equipment checks.

Activity equipment preparation.

Leading activity sessions.

Site housekeeping if required.

Kitchen food servery if required.

Evening activities for schools, groups and the public.


Skills and qualifications:

Level 1 (GCSE Grade D / 3) in Functional Skills Maths and English (Essential)

A good communicator and a good listener (Essential)

Water sport experience (Desirable)

Climbing experience (Desirable)

Energetic (Desirable)

Enthusiastic (Desirable)

Great with people (Desirable)

Self-confident (Desirable)

Team player (Desirable)

Future progression:

Progression to Team Leader – if you can demonstrate exceptional ability combined with a great attitude and a desire to keep learning then we have team leader positions available.

Vacancy location:

Brake Road, Walesby, Newark Nottinghamshire NG22 9NG

This is a live-in position.

Essential Details:

Salary Details: £10,982.40 per annum increasing in April 2024.

Working Hours: 40 hours per week on average.

The role has seasonal peaks and troughs with longer days in the summer months and shorter in the winter. The role is varied and all customer groups are different so you need to be able to adapt. Walesby Forest is a place of fun and that must come across in your work with the customers.

Open to under 18s: Open to 17+

Closing Date: 27th October 2023

Interview Dates: 10th to 12th November 2023

Possible Start Date: January 2024


To Apply:

Please ask for an application or submit a CV to the following email:

For any queries about the role please contact Carl Whitehead or Beth Levene

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