Activity Leader Level 3 Apprenticeship at Kingswood Learning & Leisure

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Activity Leader Level 3 Apprenticeship

We are looking to recruit for our 15 month residential apprenticeship starting in 2020

Salary - NMW for apprentices (£3.90 per hour)

Do the following activities excite you?

Abseiling, Bushcraft, Caving, Zipwire, Go carts, Quad biking, Climbing, Low ropes, High ropes, Watersports

Do you want to complete a qualification and get paid at the same time?

Then why not spend the year living and learning at one of our 9 superb Outdoor Activity Centre’s across the UK by joining our apprenticeship scheme!

We are getting ready for a huge year of adventure, and we would love you to be part of it. If you’re passionate about working in the outdoors, inspiring young people to learn through having fun and helping them to become the best they can be and want the chance to work towards recognised outdoor industry qualifications, then Kingswood could be the place for you. And we pay for it!

We sponsor you to achieve the Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor qualification and you will also be paid a monthly apprentice training salary and be provided with subsidised accommodation and an optional food scheme. All we ask for in return is that you can commit to one year and work hard to give all our young visitors the best time of their lives.

Main responsibilities and future opportunities

Day to day it will be mainly on the job role training and some classroom learning.
You will be learning how to deliver the activity sessions with various types of groups and ages, risk assessments, health and safety checks.

The apprenticeship is the first step in working in the activities team, you can progress to Adventure Leader, Team Leader and so on.
Have the travel bug? Some of our past apprentices have used the apprenticeship to then go on and travel the world following the different seasons or go on to do teaching.

The main criteria’s are:

  • aged 18 or above
  • be an EU citizen and have lived within the EU continuously for the last 3 years
  • You must have Level 1 in Maths and English (e.g. Functional Skills or GCSE grade E/2 or above).
  • Please note if you hold an qualification in Activity Leadership or Sport & Recreation you may not be eligible
  • Be willing to sign up to our Apprentice scheme for 15 months
  • Be willing to be located at any of our centres

Application Process

  • CV
  • Assessment Centre


  • Gain at least two additional NGBs
  • Community living with people you work with
  • Living accommodation provided so no commute to work
  • Perkbox

About Kingswood

We are one of the leading providers of residential trips, we support teachers and group leaders in bringing learning to life. We aim to instil self-confidence and a sense of achievement, through a positive experience which is educational, enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. We have 10 centres across the UK and France, providing unbeatable learning experiences outside the classroom. Each centre is unique and offers slightly different educational opportunities. Our locations range from Areas of Outstanding Natural beauty to Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Successful candidates are required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure at the company’s expense. You need to possess the legal right to live and work in the UK to be considered for employment with Kingswood.

We know there’s more to life than work – that’s why when you join Kingswood Learning and Leisure Group you’ll get your pick of our amazing company perks. That includes phone insurance, tastecards and great price cinema tickets, plus loads more.

How to apply

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