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Outdoor Learning Instructor Apprenticeship L3
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/823/26662
  • Published: Fri 18/11/2022, 16:50 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £16,348 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Dorking

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Outdoor Learning Instructor Apprenticeship L3

The starting salary for this role is £16,348 per annum in the first year, increasing to £19,233 in the second year. You will work 36 hours per week and this role will commence in January 2023 and is a 15-month Apprenticeship opportunity.

Your primary base will be one of Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development Outdoor Education Centres:

  • High Ashurst, Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6DQ.
  • Henley Fort, The Mount, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4RH.
  • Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond, TW10 7RX.

There is a requirement to travel to the other centres.

Are you looking for a new and challenging career?

Do you like outdoor activities, and would you like to share that passion by being part of a team that helps people grow and develop in the outdoors? 

If the answer is yes, then read on!

Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development (SOLD) are offering an exciting apprenticeship giving you the opportunity to ‘learn while you earn’ in outdoor learning.

The ‘Outdoor Learning Instructor Apprenticeship Level 3’ will provide you with all the necessary skills to confidently deliver outdoor learning programmes. Working with a ride range of age groups, providing outdoor learning sessions in activities such as challenge course, high ropes, kayaking, raft building, archery, orienteering and reflecting with the groups on their experiences. This is a truly rewarding career.

Providing 15 months paid work and with no maximum age restriction (minimum age 18 yrs), this opportunity offers anyone, at any stage of their career, to join our team. SOLD will train and fully support you to meet the apprenticeship standards and reach your full potential. 

Aside from the comprehensive induction training, you will be offered considerable training opportunities that will be a combination of training from our highly qualified staff, external training and national governing body training and qualifications. We will fully equip you with the skills to become a qualified and experienced outdoor learning instructor / facilitator, to equip you for an exciting career in the outdoors.  

To be considered for this role, you will need to demonstrate through your application and interview the following:

  • An interest and personal experience in outdoor activities
  • Be self-driven to develop, learn and committed to complete the apprenticeship
  • Have good presentation skills
  • Be positive and solution focussed
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Maths and English GCSE Grade 4 / C or equivalent and above

For more information on what the role entails and the experience, training and qualifications you can gain, please view our apprenticeship page on the SOLD website. Jobs | Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development (SOLD)

We will be holding some open day/information sessions at each of the centres, so if you are keen to find out more, please contact Susy at for more information.

To find out more about this apprenticeship and dates / times for our information sessions, please visit SOLD’s website at Apprenticeship | Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development (SOLD)

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Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11/12/2022 although applications will be reviewed regularly and interviews take place on a rolling basis so this advert may close earlier if all positions are filled.

This is a 15-month Apprenticeship opportunity. Accommodation is not provided in this role.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact / text Susy Marsh on 07792 995785 or by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.