Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre

Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre


The Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth are looking for apprentice Outdoor Activity Instructors for a 12-18 month Apprenticeship Standard to start in September 2022. This amazing centre is positioned within the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park and offers plenty of exciting activities.

The centre delivers a wide variety of land and water based activities including stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, abseiling etc to a diverse range of clientele of all ages and abilities. For full details see their website.

While working at Mount Batten you will have opportunities to work towards the following qualifications:

  • 2 Day ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid
  • Managing Health and Safety in the Outdoors
  • HSQE Safeguarding Children certificate
  • HSQE Manual Handling Awareness
  • HSQE Award in Health and Safety in the workplace
  • HSQE COSHH Awareness
  • HSQE Fire Safety Awareness
  • Customer Care Training
  • Prevent Training


  • British Canoeing  Discover / Explore
  • British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)
  • British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Course
  • British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards eg SUP sheltered water
  • British Canoeing Bellboat Helm
  • British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader
  • Royal Yachting Association Powerboat Level 2

In-house training:

  • Climbing and Abseiling
  • Soft Archery
  • Orienteering/Navigation
  • Coastal Traverse


  • Mountain Training Indoor Climbing Assistant

You must be committed to developing a career working with young people in the outdoors.

Day to Day Duties:

  • Assisting with activities
  • Assisting with the cleaning and maintenance of equipment
  • Liaising with customers and other members of staff
  • Assisting in all other parts of the business as required

Skills and qualifications:

  • Some experience in outdoor activities
  • A passion for working with a wide range of children and adults on outdoor activities.
  • Desirable – 5 GCSEs A*- C / 4-9
    Essential – Have completed or be working towards Level 2 in English & Maths

Future Prospects:

  • Advanced qualifications
  • Full Time instructor role
  • Links with other outdoor providers, centres and clubs.

Essential Details:

Hourly rate: Apprentice National Minimum Wage

Working Hours: 40 hours per week on an annualised contract including weekend and evening working. Expectation is that apprentices will work more hours during the summer peak season and fewer during the spring and winter training periods.

Closing Date: Thursday 4th August 2022

Interview Date: Friday 5th August 2022

Start Date: Thursday 8th September 2022

To Apply

If you wish to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you fit the criteria and why you are interested in the role to

For any queries about the role please contact Sam Waites (Activities Manager) on 01752 404567 /