Those seeking employment should consider a career in adventure sports, as students are being inundated with multiple job offers.
Level 3 Adventure Sports students at Duchy College are celebrating while working with lecturers to decide on the most appealing choices.
Former Naples American High School student Amelia Chaston has been offered positions with PGL, Acorn Adventure, Adrenaline Quarry and Blackland Farm Activity Centre as a multi-activity instructor.
”I have learnt a lot from my course at Duchy College and am well prepared for working in the outdoor industry,” she explained.
“I managed to complete a summer season last year as an outdoor instructor with Acorn Adventure after my first year at college and was able to come back for my second year to work on the skills I need to take me further.”
Fellow student Luke Carns, who was previously a student at Coombe Dean School, has also been offered several positions as an Outdoor Activity Instructor. These include, working for PGL in the Ardeche in France, Acorn Adventure and Mount Batten Activity Centre.
“I feel very lucky to have these offers and have two more interviews booked in with Voyager and Trek Co. After this I am going to make my decision,” Luke said.
“I have spent the last two years on the Adventure Sports Programme at Duchy and have gained an excellent foundation of skills and knowledge. The qualifications I gained and the links with employers that the college have, has given this fantastic opportunity to start my career within the outdoor adventure industry.”
Other students have also received job offers from PGL, Acorn and the Girlguiding association.
Adventure Sport Instructor at Duchy College, Becks Ball, said “this is fantastic news for our students”.
“The course teaches learners a range of core skills in delivery and leadership in adventure sports. It prepares them for the first step of getting on the ladder and getting a job,” she continued.
“I would say to any potential student, if you have an interest in the outdoors after this course you have a good chance of being in employment.”
Team Lead for Sport at Duchy College, Darren Evans, said “we are very proud of our students achieving this. This highlights how we are a careers college; ensuring our learners learn all the skills to make them industry ready to go straight into employment once they have completed their training with us.”