Join the UK Youth Apprenticeship Programme as an Outdoor Instructor

Do you have an interest or experience in:

  • Outdoor Activities and Outdoor Learning
  • Supporting young people to have fun, realise their potential and build bright futures
  • Practical hands on learning
  • Working outdoors 

Then an Outdoor Activity Apprenticeship with us could be just what you are looking for.

A great foundation to start your career

Based in the stunning New Forest National Park, each year UK Youth recruits 8-12 enthusiastic apprentices who train to deliver a huge range of activities and Outdoor Learning programmes to a wide variety of groups including: schools, youth groups, disability groups and many more....

With support from our team, you will be taken through an intense period of training, gaining new skills, qualifications and confidence before you start delivering high quality sessions in activities such as; abseiling, archery, climbing, low ropes, high ropes, team building, problem solving, watersports and many more…

Our Apprenticeship programme is the perfect starting point if you’re considering a career in the outdoor, leisure or education industries. 


We believe in investing in our apprentices and as part of our level 2 apprenticeship programme, you will receive in house training across all our activities, as well as a selection of professionally recognised, National Governing Body qualifications, which will support your career and enable you to work in centres across the UK.

Exact qualifications provided are reviewed annually, but you can expect to get:

  • Archery GB
  • Foundation Safety and Rescue Training  and  UKCC Level 1 Coaching Paddle Sport
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • ERCA Ropes Instructor
  • First Aid at Work

Think this could be for you?  then apply to come and join us - No experience necessary

What you will need:

  • To be 18 by 1st January 2018
  • To have a passion for inspiring young people
  • To have an interest or previous experience of outdoor activities (no qualifications needed)
  • Plenty of energy, commitment and enthusiasm as well as the ability to confidently communicate to others
  • Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from those that have completed a degree.

If this sounds like you, or is something you would like to work towards, please do get in touch.

To Apply                       Please send your CV and covering letter to or complete the attached application form

For more information   Please call us on 01425 672347 to arrange an informal chat.

Closing Date:               21st August 2017

Interviews:                    3/4 or 4/5 September (TBC) - Will include a one night stay

    What we will offer you

    Salary: £140 per week

    Optional on site accommodation available (£26 per week rent)

    Average 37.5 hours working week 

    27 Days Annual Leave plus bank holidays

    Contributory Pension Scheme

    Life assurance

    Staff Lunch whilst on duty

    On the job training and continuing professional development

    Tom | NVQ 3

    “The apprenticeship has been phenomenal! I received loads of support with progressing my career and it has definitely been life changing.”

    Vicki | NVQ 2

    "The apprenticeship has been fun, enjoyable and allowed me to gain qualifications that I need and skills I can improve on for my career. It also provided me with new challenges and has allowed me to interact with so many different people" 

    What's next...?

    After completing your level 2 apprenticeship you will be well equipped to work in centres across the UK, take your skills overseas or join our level 3 apprenticeship programme to further develop your skills and knowledge.

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