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Location: Mendip Hills National Landscape, near Bristol/Cheddar/Weston-super-Mare
Closing Date: June 2024
Interview Date: July 2024
Start Date: August 2024
Salary: £1150 per month plus extra for every session you lead once qualified
Holiday: 28 days paid holiday


Mendip’s Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship has been running for over 25 years and is a great step into a career in the outdoor industry.   With no experience required to apply, this apprenticeship is highly sought after. 

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 how to run safe, fun and engaging sessions and gain several industry-recognised instructor qualifications.

Working alongside our partners at South Devon College, you’ll also undertake a Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship and gain valuable experience in all areas of a busy outdoor centre.


National Governing Body  (NGB) Qualifications You'll Gain

  • 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

In-House Training You'll Receive

  • 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

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.

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. ​

How to Apply

You need to be 18+ to apply. Apply below. Email to discuss this position further.

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Accelerated Outdoor Instructor Training 


Looking for an alternative route into the outdoor industry? Become an instructor in 16 weeks; gain 16 qualifications and a huge amount of experience on our paid training course. All accommodation, catering, trips, expeditions, training and kit is provided.

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