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Trainee Instructor Scheme

  • Job Location

    The Isle of Man

  • Start date

    March 2019

  • Duration

    October 2019

  • Job Benefits

    Gain Paddlesports instructor, HML Training, Archery GB , NSRA, Bushcraft level 2, NWSMP 1,2,3, RYA power boat level 2 plus full pay August - September


Earn qualifications whilst gaining experience in outdoor activity instructing

  • British Canoeing 1 Star assessment
  • British canoeing 2 star assessment
  • British canoeing 3 star sea training/ assessment
  • British Canoeing Instructor Award
  • NCFE Level 2 Bushcraft Survival and Wilderness Living Skills
  • Mountain Training Hill and Moorland Leader training or equivalent
  • First Aid in the Outdoors 16 hours course
  • On site abseiling and climbing site specific training and assessment
  • RLSS National Water Safety Management Award or similar
  • RYA Level 2 Power boat course (Coastal planing)
  • Archery Basic Instructor Award
  • NSRA Tutor Diploma
  • Rock Climbing Instructor training (Check MLTE website for exact prerequisites)

Includes accommodation and all course fees and membership feesavailable to you if you have the necessary pre requisites and experience) .All courses are subject to participants reaching the required standards.

A fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and join our highly motivated team of professional, enthusiatic instructors. Help us to deliver quality outdoor experiences to young people and adults activities include archery , assault course, abseiling, climbing,kayaking, canoeing, sea kayaking, coasteering, gorge walking, hill walking and much more. Commitment and enthusiasm for work in the outdoors is essential.

During your time at the Venture Centre you will be put through multiple training opportunities all fully funded.  On completion of this you will start by assisting qualified instructors with the delivery of activities to groups.  This enables you to train and gain the experience you need to work on your own further through the season.

We provide an excellent trainee programme reaching across all aspects of the industry.  You may find it useful to compare the programme with those of other centres.
Where practical we believe in our instructors obtaining real National Governing Body Awards to support the in house training we offer: Success on the above courses would depend on past experience, personal ability, ability to learn and personal commitment.

Other courses which may be run subject to demand and ability of students:

RYA seamanship skills, RYA Assistant Instructor, RYA safety boat training and assessment,Sea kayaking expedition. Mountaineering Expedition location to be confirmed .

The training period March - July is unpaid though all food accommodation and training fees are provided during this period at no charge. On completion of this period you will be paid £7.85 per hour (Min 32 hours per week) for the period August and September and for any future employment with us. If you choose to live on site after your training period we charge £45 per week as a contribution towards meals and accommodation.

Simply click on the apply now button to make an online application and we will get back to you
Common Questions on our Outdoor Activity Instructor Scheme

Why do people join our outdoor activity instructor scheme?
Some people come on our scheme as an alternative to attending a college course. The advantage of our scheme is that you will gain soft and hard skills as you will be actively involved in outdoor activities throughout the season.  Many college courses deliver excellent soft skills whilst missing out on the important hard skills the industry requires. Some use it as a stepping stone into higher education, some colleges and university value a year of work in the industry as an entry route on to their courses others are just looking for a career break or something different to do for a season.

Why is the minimum age 18 years? 
Most governing bodies recognise this as the minimum age for someone to take charge of young people.

Can I do this if I already have a NVQ or have completed an apprenticeship scheme or other higher qualifications?  


Applicants should be able to demonstrate an interest in working with young people and have some experience of outdoor activities.
  • You must be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Be able to obtain 3 good references & a clear police check (CRB/DBS check) 
  • Interest in outdoor activities 
  • Non Smoker
  • Have a proven interest in working with young people 
  • Have a flexible a positive approach 
  • Must be able to swim at least 200m in open water 
  • Must be physically fit and healthy and have a robust constitution 
  • Have an ability to make sensible, mature judgements    
 What we look for in an instructor: 
  • Empathy to relate to each child's and each adults personality
  • Awareness of each child's differing levels and abilities
  • Caring attitude to each and every child
  • Understanding of each situation as it arises

About us

We pride ourselves on providing real outdoor adventures. 

The Venture Centre is situated in the beautiful and magical Isle of Man.  This Crown Dependency is the perfect location for a wide range of outdoor activities.  Moorland areas,

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