Outdoor Instructor APPRENTICE 


Location: Mendip Hills AONB, near Bristol.

Contract: 12 months fixed term contract with pssibility for contract extensions

Interview Date: 6th and 7th July 2022

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 the best way into a career in the outdoor industry. Established in 1987, Mendip Outdoor Pursuits has grown into one of the biggest and most reputable outdoor activity provider in the South West.

Our unique 250-acre site nestled in the heart of the Mendip Hills includes an indoor residential centre, two canvas villages, private rock sport quarry, snowsport slopes and a cave system with easy access to everything else the Mendip Hills has to offer.

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

Our pioneering approach to instructor training has evolved since we launched our industry-first training programme in 1995.

Subsequently, we’ve built our business and our hard-earned reputation on the back of our successful training programme.

We know how tough it is to get started in the outdoor industry which is why we invest in people, training and qualifications. 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. 


If you’re aiming for a rewarding career as an outdoor professional, this is the course for you.


Mendip has pioneered an alternative way into the industry. We pay for your training, qualifications and a training salary from day one. You’ll earn a base salary of at least £840per month. We’ll pay for all your qualifications and memberships. Your basic allowance will then also be topped up as soon as you gain in-house or NGB qualifications and start leading sessions in those activities where you have signed off.


This is the best way into the rewarding career in the great outdoors! 



  • Paddle Award Explore

  • Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

  • Paddlesport Instructor

  • Archery Leader

  • Air Rifle Instructor

  • Outdoor First Aid Award

  • 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 trainings


  • 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

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.

Start Date: 15th August 2022

Closing date for applications: 20th June 2022


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