What is it?
The Trainee Scheme is a one-year training course in Activities Leadership. Trainees undergo a comprehensive training programme designed to teach the necessary skills for leading safe activity sessions, encourage the development of a personal leadership style and create an impact on guests who use the Centres.
Who is it for?
Open to 18 to 24-year-olds of British nationality. Experience is not necessary, but a desire to develop leadership skills while working in outdoor pursuits with young people is. The Scheme is ideal for young people looking for a different year-out, formal qualifications in Activity Leadership or a start into Youthwork-orientated careers. Preference is given to candidates with an open attitude towards the Christian nature of the company.
Trainees live on-site in our community accommodation blocks set in Shropshire at our Pioneer Centre, Staffordshire at our Whitemoor Lakes Centre or Northamptonshire at our Benham Sports Arena. Our sites are alcohol free, and smoking is permitted only in designated areas.
Twenty Two places are available from July to July Annually. Following successful completion of the Scheme there may be opportunities for contractual, salaried positions as an Activity Instructor at the Pioneer Centre or other areas of work within NAYC.
The Scheme will pay for most fees connected with the formal qualifications obtained. Room and Board, work uniform, and ID badges are provided. A deposit is required for waterproof work wear.
How to Apply
For further information and to apply for a position please visit our Firm Foundations section where you can complete an online application form.