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Trainee Scheme

Blue Peris currently has 2 pathways. They differ in the first instance, but depending on the candidate who is employed under the centre assistant role, this individual can progress onto the trainee internship scheme. Both schemes are explained in more detail below.

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 provide an opportunity for the centre assistant and trainee 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 centre assistant and trainee 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,  facilitation skills will be greatly enhanced as they work with a wide range of educational courses and client groups.

Pathway 1- Centre Assistant / Trainee Internship Scheme

This scheme allows for entry at a lower level that the standard Trainee Internship Scheme. It gives another ideal opportunity to  gain an exciting foothold into the industry.   After viewing the full details ( see below ) you will see that this position will offer the opportunity to progress onto the Trainee Internships scheme.

For 2018 we are looking to recruit one centre assistant who ideally would start in April / May  2018  finishing at the end of August 2019.

In order to apply for the centre assistant scheme you are required meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 20 years old.
  • Have some history of personal climbing, mountain walking and paddling.
  • Have undertaken 1 NGB training courses out of SPA / ML Summer / Level 1 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

Pathway 2 -Trainee Internship Scheme

The Blue Peris Trainee internship 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.

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.

For 2018 we are looking to recruit one trainee who ideally would start in April / May  2018  finishing the end of the August 2019.  

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 Trainee 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 1 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.

Interested in either position

Closing Date 15th March- Interviews scheduled for the end of March / start of April 2018

To apply for either  scheme in the 1st instance,  please complete the application form ( see below ) and send to the centre at bpmc-sales@fusion-lifestyle.com.  Include a covering letter, explaining why you wish to apply for the position and what you can offer the centre and a CV. 

If you wish to discuss either position please contact the centre on 01286 870853

 

 

 

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Assistant briefing a gorge walking group
Coasteering briefing
Classrooom mentoring session
Sea Level Traversing
Rock Climbing Session
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