Apprentice Outdoor Activity Instructor
Location: Between Astbury (nr. Congleton), Audley and Stoke-on-Trent
Status: Full time and fixed term (18 months)
Salary: GBP6.00ph for the first 12 months, NMW for the remaining 6 months.
Here at Peak, we are very excited to announce our brand-new Outdoor Instructor apprenticeships. We are looking for 6 aspiring Outdoor Instructors that are passionate about outdoor activities and helping others reach their peak . On your journey with us, we will equip you with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to kickstart you into a successful instructing career. This is a great opportunity for ambitious and motivated individuals to immerse themselves into the outdoor industry and gain a Level 3 Outdoor Activity Leadership qualification alongside getting invaluable hands-on experience.
You will be supported by a dedicated and experienced team who will be on hand to help in both practical and theory-based work, engage with a wide variety of clients of all ages and abilities, and gain experience working on multi activity programmes. Our apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to gain a variety of in-house and nationally recognised industry qualifications in disciplines such as first aid, archery, bushcraft, navigation, ropes courses and paddle sports. You will be an integral part of our Pursuits team and upon successful completion of the 18-month course, we hope to offer you a seasonal or permanent position.
Responsibilities (although not limited to):
= Putting safety first.
= Planning, preparation and delivery of high-quality activities and/or training in line with Safety Management Procedures and Best Practice.
= Delivery of activities for which you hold the appropriate qualifications, or for which you have been in-house assessed, and assisting alongside staff of a relevant level of qualification or experience.
= Promoting and enabling social development opportunities.
= Being aware of the importance of the centre remaining budget focused.
= Being At Your Peak delivering a high level of customer service.
= Maximising sales of centre specific products, merchandise and refreshments.
= Active maintenance of equipment and facilities to ensure the ongoing safety of clients and staff.
= Contribute towards the development of physical resources (buildings, land and equipment as appropriate).
= 18 years old or over (or 18 before 1st April 2022)
= A passion for delivering outdoor adventure and education.
= Personal participation in outdoor and adventurous activities.
= High level of customer service.
= A positive work ethic (a can-do attitude, dedicated to completing course work and meeting deadlines).
= Flexible approach to working hours and able to work away if required.
= Commitment to complete the programme.
= English and Maths GCSE at grade C/4 or equivalent
= National governing awards or instructing experience, ie Archery, Team Build, Bushcraft, High Ropes or Paddle Sports.
= Personal supporting knowledge of a broad range of outdoor and adventurous activities.
= Experience of youth work or working with emotional, learning, and behavioural difficulties.
= Full UK driving licence.
About The Apprenticeship
The Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship trains and prepares you to deliver a variety of fun and safe activity sessions to a wide range of participants. All training is carried out by our experienced team and courses run by external reputable trainers. End Point Assessment (EPA) is carried out by an external body after a minimum of 12 months training; competencies are graded against a set of standards relating to the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for this job role. Some activities require Instructors to hold National Governing Body awards and Apprentices work towards a range of these over the apprenticeship, for example British Canoeing Paddle Sport Instructor. At the end of the apprenticeship, you will achieve an industry recognised Trailblazer standard level 3 along with the opportunity to gain a variety of in-house and nationally recognised industry qualifications.
GBP6.00 per hour for first 12 months, this will then increase to NMW for the remaining 6 months of the apprenticeship.
Due to the variation of our activities and changing customer requirements our working day is of a flexible nature. Working days are normally approximately 8 hours and include weekend and bank holiday working.
Peak is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; applicants will therefore be subject to stringent vetting and induction processes including an enhanced DBS disclosure.
This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from the school or by visiting .
Job Type: Apprenticeship
Salary: Up to GBP6.00 per hour
Must be 18 year or Over
Reference ID: Peek