Outdoor Instructor APPRENTICE 


Location: Mendip Hills AONB, near Bristol/Cheddar/Weston-super-Mare

Contract: 12 months fixed term contract 

Interview Date: 6th and 7th July 2022 including overnight

Start Date: 15th August 2022

What's included: 

  • We'll pay for all your training and qualifications and we pay you a wage from day one

  • Experience all aspects of a busy outdoor centre

  • All equipment and uniform provided

  • Personal outdoor kit at trade prices

  • Unlimited shadowing opportunities

Salary: £840 per month plus get paid extra for every session you lead

Holiday: 28 days paid holiday


Mendip’s pioneering Instructor Training Scheme has been running for over 25 years and is a great way into a career in the outdoor industry.  If you’re aiming for a rewarding career as an outdoor professional, this is the course for you!

No experience is required to apply!

​About Mendip

Mendip Activity Centre is a year-round multi-activity centre near Bristol. Our 250-acre site boasts a dry ski slope, a private limestone rocksports quarry, an onsite cave, ancient woodland, an 86 bed residential lodge, family and youth campsites, bar/café’s and target sport ranges.

About the role

Our unrivalled success is largely due to the reputation and experience of our instructors – whom we believe are the best in the business

We’ve built our business and our hard-earned reputation on the back of our successful training programmes. During your twelve months with us, you will learn not only how to run safe, fun and engaging sessions but see the other side of the business and be involved in the administration of bookings and the day to day running of a busy outdoor centre. 

Why work for us?

The main benefit of working for a family-owned, independent activity centre is that we value your contribution. You will become part of the Mendip family where talent is recognised and rewarded with opportunity. We also believe in training and will support you with any relevant training plus free recreational skiing/snowboarding, family and friend discounts for our activities, camping and cafe-bar. ​



  • Paddle Award Explore

  • Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

  • Paddlesport Instructor

  • Snowsport Skiing Level 1

  • Archery Leader

  • Air Rifle Instructor

  • Outdoor First Aid Award Level 2

  • Food Hygiene Certificate

  • Enhanced DBS

  • Rock Climbing Instructor Training*

  • Cave Leader Training*

*If you are ready, an assessment will be provided for one of the training courses


  • Level 3 Apprenticeship

  • On-site Activity Briefings

  • Client Booking Management

  • Snowsport Equipment Technician

  • Archery Active

  • Axe Throwing

  • Crate Stack

  • Raft Building

  • Assault Course

  • Mission Impossible

  • Bushcraft

  • Low Ropes

How to Apply: You need to be 18+ to apply. To apply, please click on the link below and fill in the application form. Email luke.moore@mendip.co.uk to discuss this position further.

Interview Date: 6th to 7th July. This is a two-day interview with overnight accommodation and food provided.

Start Date: 15th August 2022

Closing date for applications: 20th June 2022