Outdoor Instructor APPRENTICE

  • We pay you a wage from day one

  • 12 months, fixed-term contract of employment

  • 28 days of paid holiday

  • We'll pay for all your training and qualifications

  • Experience all aspects of a busy outdoor centre

  • Earn more as you become qualified

  • Get paid extra for every session you lead

  • All equipment provided

  • Uniform provided

  • Personal outdoor kit at trade prices

  • Unlimited shadowing opportunities

  • Possibility for contract extensions


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 apprenticeships has  been taken place since 1995;  we’ve built our business and our hard-earned reputation on the back of our successful training.


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. We pay for your training, qualifications and a training salary from day one. You’ll earn a base salary of at least £670per month. 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.


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



  • 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


  • 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: To apply, please click on the link below and fill in the application form. Email luke.moore@mendip.me if you have any questions

Start Date: 16th August

Closing date for applications: 5th July


Interview Date: 13th to 16th July. This is a two-day interview with overnight accommodation and food provided.