Vacancy: Activity Instructor (12 month apprenticeship)
Company: Kingswood Group
Category: Career Placements (Outdoor sports training)
Dates: Various start dates (Year-Long Development Programme)
Salary : Competitive (+ Benefits - Training Salary, Accommodation and Food)
Want to get paid for your gap year? Have the time of your life giving children the holiday of a lifetime!
No previous experience required – full training provided.
Working for Kingswood is an ideal way to spend your gap year before University. It's a great way to gain valuable working experience living away from home and is an excellent stepping stone to future studies\careers. What can be more rewarding than being with other like-minded people having the time of your life giving children the holiday of a lifetime?
We train and employ hundreds of Instructors every year at our fantastic educational activity centres and we will train you to teach a huge range of outdoor and classroom activities to the thousands of school groups who visit our centres throughout the year.
WHAT'S THE JOB LIKE?
We're all about inspiring children to learn through having fun, we call it "learning in action". You will feel what it is like to make the difference in a child's life when they maybe don't even recognise it - when a child is having so much fun they don't realise they're learning control technology in the ICT lab. Or maybe they tested their stamina and coordination, increased their self-confidence and gained the respect of their classmates because they made it to the top of the climbing wall first. No experience is necessary, just a passion for wanting to work with children and inspiring them to learn in the outdoors.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?
Unfortunately not everyone can join this fantastic apprenticeship scheme.
The scheme is government funded and regulations are set by the Learning Skills Council (LSC) which determines who we can and can’t accept.
The main criteria are:
• You must be aged 18yrs and over
• You must be an EU citizen and have lived within the EU for the last 3 years.
• You must not already have an NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership or Sport & Recreation
• You must not hold an NVQ Level 3 or above qualification.
• You must not have a degree, HND, HNC or be studying towards a degree.
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
A year to remember & possibilities of great career progression and the opportunity to be a role model to many children! Our Instructor Development Programme will provide you with an Apprenticeship in Sport and Recreation gaining externally recognised qualifications and an NVQ level 2 in Activity Leadership. In a single year, we aim to give our Instructors more than just a long list of qualifications. We also want you to achieve a degree of life experience that will equip you for the years ahead.
You will be paid a monthly training allowance which is above the government recommended minimum wage and provided with accommodation and optional food. So overall, you’ll get food and accommodation and approx £276 per month paid into your bank account. Not everyone will be up to the task – that’s why we’re looking for really enthusiastic people who want to make a difference. You will not only learn how to do things that not so long ago you wouldn’t have thought possible – you will also discover how to inspire, thrill and motivate young minds to do the same.
THE KINGSWOOD LIFESTYLE
Life on centre is unlike anything else you will experience. It's a million miles away from a 9 to 5 job and requires boundless energy, commitment and dedication but can be immensely rewarding. Our staff work hard and play hard, there is a strong social element and a "family" environment. During our busy periods, everyone works around the clock and during quieter holiday periods there is the opportunity to catch up sleep, holidays, family and that all important training. You will meet like-minded people from all backgrounds and many walks of life and make friends for life. You will learn new skills and abilities, build your confidence and discover a great deal about yourself - fantastic grounding that will prepare you for a career progressing with us, within the industry or whatever path you later choose to take.
Kingswood operates 9 centres, 3 of which are coastal locations. There's something for everyone - whether you like rural life, living by the sea or near busy towns! We even have a Centre in France so our fully trained instructors have an exciting opportunity to venture further afield. Whichever centre you're based at, it will become your "home away from home". Accommodation varies from larger student halls types of residences to smaller houses. Accommodation is either centre-based or close by. Rooms are simply furnished but comfortable and in most cases shared. All our centres have dining halls, which provide optional three hot meals a day every day of the week.
We are currently looking for people to attend our assessment weekends in the coming months – interested?
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