Trainee Instructors (2 years or gap year)

Are you interested in a career in the outdoor adventure industry?

Are you passionate about using the outdoors to help children and young people do more than they ever thought possible?

Would you like to develop your own skills and achieve nationally recognised qualifications in an environment which supports your Christian faith?

Then read on...

About Us

Rock UK Adventure Centres are a Christian charity that has been running outdoor adventures for nearly 100 years. Lots of school groups, youth groups, churches and businesses visit our centres for exciting adventure activity weeks, day visits and weekends away. Our adventure activities include, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, archery and many more.  We have 4 adventure centres across the UK and we run a volunteering programme at Frontier Centre, our centre in Northamptonshire.

About this Opportunity

This is an action-packed adventure programme with on the job training. The full course is for two years although we also have a limited number of one year places available. Throughout the programme you will be learning and working at the same time, gaining essential experience in youth work and leading groups.


The course is residential so you’ll be living, working and training together with other like-minded Christians, building friendships and making life-long memories.

Your time will be spent learning how to plan, run and instruct activity sessions such as kayaking, archery and high ropes and will help deliver the busy summer programme of activities.


It’s a faith-transforming, once in a lifetime opportunity. You’ll be engaged in a range of challenging outdoor activities and a series of workshops and seminars. You will learn to rely on God to sustain you physically, mentally and spiritually through challenging outdoor activities, workshops and Bible study. You’ll gain a greater understanding of yourself as a disciple of Christ.


We’re passionate about groups experiencing the power of the outdoors as an educational tool. Understanding how different people learn is essential to working with groups, so during your training you’ll explore learning in all its forms and acquire the skills needed to teach, lead and run activity sessions.


We’ll fuel your thirst for adventure with training in the Cairngorms in Scotland and the Gower or Snowdonia in Wales. You’ll grow stronger through the challenges you face and bring all you’ve learnt back to the young people on centre where you’ll develop your youth work skills by putting your training into practice.

The 2020 programme begins in September 2020.

About you

Rock UK is a Christian charity and there is an Occupational Requirement that our Trainee Instructors are Christians who are committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

We will provide you with on-site accommodation, utilities, activity kit and food whilst you are training with us at one of our four beautiful centres in England, Wales or the Scottish Borders.

No previous qualifications necessary.

The course offers a good mix of faith, learning and adventure.

How to apply

If you are 18 or over and want to find out more about our one or two year residential training programme please contact Tracey on 01933 654 102 or email

Further information can be found at:

Why not come along to our Open Day and find out more.


Newcastleton, Trelewis, Wellingborough, Tonbridge
United Kingdom

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