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Trainee Scheme

The Blue Peris Trainee scheme has proved to be one of the bench mark schemes within the outdoor industry and has been running since 1980. Trainees have gone on later in their career to work at a variety of respected Outdoor Education Centres around the UK, including Plas y Brenin, Glenmore Lodge and various oversees schools and colleges. It has also proved an avenue for local Welsh speaking aspirant instructors to move their careers forward; we are proud to have made this valuable contribution to the local community.

Unlike a variety of other centres in North Wales and elsewhere we deliver 99% of our day time activities off site, with a majority of them being adventure activities using the real environment. See out course section of the website to give you more of an idea.

We also help prepare trainees for the competitive arena of freelance instruction and a variety of our current freelance staff are ex-trainees. Our scheme also gives a great platform for your step ahead, whether this is a teaching degree, an outdoor instructor post, freelance instruction or becoming a teacher of outdoor education.

We normally employ two trainees for a 12 month period starting in the September of each year and finishing the end of the following August.  There may be the opportunity the extend your position for an extra 12 months depending on progress within the first 12 months. 

We provide an opportunity for trainees to assist, work and be mentored alongside instructors and teachers who hold a variety of high level qualifications. Thus the trainees gain a high level of on-the-ground training and experience which is key to a successful career in Outdoor Education.

The centre delivers many sessions both on and off site so the trainees are able to gain a deep understanding of a wide range of outdoor activities; gorge walking, sea level traversing, mine exploration and sea kayaking are just some of the sessions we deliver.

In addition to this, the trainee’s facilitation skills will be greatly enhanced as they work with a wide range of educational courses and client groups.

In order to apply for the scheme a prospective trainee needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 21 years old.
  • Have some history of personal climbing, mountain walking and paddling.
  • Have undertaken 2 NGB training courses out of SPA/MLT Summer / Level 2 UKCC Coach
  • Enjoy working with young people.
  • Looking for a career in the outdoor industry.
  • Prepared to commit to working at a busy centre.
  • Have some prior commitment to working with young people.
  • Held a driving licence for 2 years and have a full driving licence.


Closing Date 31st May - Interviews 6th June 2016

The scheme runs from beginning of September 5th 2016 until September 1st 2017.

To apply for the scheme please follow https://www.fusion.careers/jobs/

Then go to careers, scroll down to search vacancies then carry out a search for Blue Peris Mountain Centre.  You apply via the Fusion jobs website, not through the centre.



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Assistant briefing a gorge walking group
Coasteering briefing
Classrooom mentoring session



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