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ADVENTURE RESORT

$995 per person

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Welcome adventure into your new life  Whether you are looking for a career in the outdoors, a gap year job, an Apprenticeship, a seasonal job or a career break – we have the opportunity for you!

So you’re thinking of a working holiday, and you don’t want to clone your 9-5 dull office jobs? Then you need to read this. The Working Holiday Club™ is offering you the opportunity to join other international gap year students and work at an exciting adventure resort

 

Adventure resort jobs are like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. Working as the activity guide, or even behind the scenes as a support staff you’ll create memories to last a lifetime.

Days at our resorts are packed with lots of adventure activities, and you will experience a real sense of “escape the boredom” of your 9-5 life. With 250 staff members at the resort, you are guaranteed to have the best working holiday jobs coupled with fun.

Adventure Resort program explained...

WHAT DO I GET?

Job offer pre-departure

Three meals per day

Money back guarantee

Onsite staff accommodation

National insurance number

UK & Europe locations

Training for adventure guides

Practical in-house training day

UK bank account

Staff social events

Discount hostel stays

Ongoing support in the UK

UK arrival guide

50% off further programs

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • You must be between the ages of 18 – 31
  • Hold a passport from australia, new zealand or canada
  • Have the equivalent of £1,890 in available funds – please note that this fee does not include the ‘Entry Clearance’ fee which is payable directly to the british high commission once your application is complete and ready to submit
  • You must have clear criminal record
  • Be able to provide two references current within the last 3 years. They must be from someone in a managerial or supervisor capacity to yourself eg. manager, employer, school principal, sports club president, volunteering team leader.
  • And most importantly, you must want to work with kids – previous experience working with young adults is an advantage, but not a requirement
WHAT JOB CAN I GET?

Activity Instructor

Catering team

Retail team

Housekeeping

Administration

HOW DOES THE ACCOMMODATION WORK

STAFF ACCOMMODATION

When you are offered a position to work in one of our Adventure Resorts, you will be offered on-site shared accommodation, free of charge! Yes, that’s right… you don’t pay rent! What a great way to start your working holiday!

Living and working on site certainly has its perks. For starters, there’s no need to get up too early as the commute to work is usually in the region of 30 seconds to five minutes. However, the actual benefits of living on the site go far beyond this. They’re a real community spirit and a fantastic sense of camaraderie amongst the staff team. Living onsite gives you the opportunity to socialise with your work colleagues and enjoy the centre’s facilities.

  • Staff Accommodation cost: £45
  • Type of room: Depending on the time of year that you arrive, your accommodation may be indoors, such as a shared house, wooden cabin or chalet, or could be a shared large frame tent during the hot summer months.
  • Extras provided free of charge: Bedding, TV and a small kitchenette for tea and toast
WHO BEST SUIT THIS

The Frequent Traveller

This package is an awesome assistance package for the frequent traveller. Frequent travellers often experience cash flow problems after they have returned home. The adventure resort employment offers frequent travellers 24 months of endless employment opportunities throughout England and Europe. For the returning traveller with depleted funds, the idea of free accommodation, three free meals a day and guaranteed work is an appealing one.

 

The Cash-Strapped Traveller

This package is an awesome assistance package for the cash-strapped traveller. When you join the Adventure Resort Program, you will not have any additional expenses other than your flights and your UK working visa to BHC. Everything else is paid for, including your room deposit, your weekly room rental, your bedding, your food, all travel and your uniforms.
You would also benefit from staff bars and social events which are housed on-site at subsidised prices. All your wages go into your pocket, so if you’re looking to arrive in the UK and you’re concerned about cash then jump on the Adventure Resort Program, replenish your funds and then start planning your next travel.

PROGRAM TIME TABLE - BEST TIME TO ARRIVE

Seasons: February to November

  • Available start dates: You can arrive any time between February and November
  • Activity instructor/group Leader jobs all begin with an in-house training course, dates for these are fixed in advanced. The last one of these for the summer begins 21st June so as along as any applicant can attend these they can work as an activity instructor for the summer. After this, the next course will be early September and this course is likely to be the last one for the 2016 season.We always have non-activity roles available, and they run throughout the year, so anyone can join anytime however if you want to work for  July as an activity instructor they will have to work in non-activity roles for July and August and then attend September course.

 

Seasons Weather Overview

  • Spring is the period from march to may. Spring is a calm, cool and dry season, particularly because the atlantic has lost much of its heat throughout the autumn and winter.
  • Summer lasts from june to august. Summer is the warmest and usually the sunniest season. Rainfall totals can have a wide local variation due to localised thunderstorms.
  • Autumn in the united kingdom lasts from september to november
  • The season is notorious for being unsettled – as cool polar air moves south, following the sun, it meets the warm air of the tropics and produces a region of great disturbance (aka the UK).
  • Winter in the UK lasts from december to february
  • The season is cool, wet and windy. Temperatures at night rarely drop below ?10 °C (14 °F) and in the day rarely rise above 15 °C (59 °F). Precipitation is plentiful throughout the season though snow is relatively infrequent despite the country’s high latitude.

 

When should you book 

The Working Holiday Club™ has a set number of spots each month. The sooner you book with us, the better match your preferences will be from your application. May – September usually very full. The earlier you book, the larger the location options will be. Register Here

WHAT ARE THE COSTS?

Cost Of Adventure Resort Program

Adventure Resorts (TWHC Program Fees) $995
Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa (British High Commission Charges) £544

 

Cost Of Living Adventure Resort 

Accommodation
£45 Per week

Food/groceries 
£0 Per week

Utilities  
£0 Per week

Transportation   
£0 Per week

Entertainment 
£50 Per week

Additional Perks

  • Full-time hours guaranteed
  • Staff meals
  • No bills
  • Onsite accommodation
  • No deposits
  • No long term lease
  • No long commutes
  • No cost layout on arrival

Recommended for Gap Year Student and school leavers.

TRAINING
Adventure Guide Training

Adventure guides will need to complete a 10-day equipment OHS training – all expenses will be covered, including travel, food, and rent.

Activities Adventure Guides will train in include:

  • Archery
  • Beach walks
  • Indoor climbing
  • Climbing tower
  • Dragon boat racing
  • Fencing
  • Giant swing
  • Hiking
  • Jacob’s ladder
  • Kayaking
  • Low ropes course
  • Mountain biking
  • Orienteering
  • Problem solving
  • Quad biking
  • Raft building
  • Rifle shooting
  • Sailing
  • Sensory trailing
  • Street surf
  • Team games
  • Trampolining
  • Trapeze
  • Tunnel trail
  • Zip-lining
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is an adventure Resort?
Working as the activity guide, or even behind the scenes as a support staff you’ll create memories to last a lifetime.
Days at our resorts are packed with lots of adventure activities, and you will experience a real sense of “escape the boredom” of your 9-5 life. With 250 staff members at the resort, you are guaranteed to have the best working holiday jobs coupled with fun.
You’ll be joining staff from Wester Europe, Eastern Europe, Canada more. You’ll be thrown into an enormous variety of cultures and come out the other side with friends from around the world, which we guarantee will come in handy for future travels.
Not only will you make loads of friends, but you’ll have an experience to wow any prospective employer – from leading teams to working under pressure, you’ll come away from our adventure resorts with more relevant skills than you’ll be able to talk about in a single interview.
Working abroad always impresses employers.
  • We now have jobs available across our 28 activity centres throughout the UK, France and Spain.
  • We have vacancies for retail jobs, sports instructors, housekeeping jobs, catering jobs, language jobs and many more!
  • You’ll be working in a friendly, supportive and welcoming environment, which is a million miles away from the regular suit-and-boot nine-to-five working day.
What about food and accommodation?

When you are offered a position to work in one of our Adventure Resorts, you will be offered on-site shared accommodation, free of charge! Yes, that’s right… you don’t pay rent! What a great way to start your working holiday!

 

Living and working on site certainly has its perks. For starters, there’s no need to get up too early as the commute to work is usually in the region of 30 seconds to five minutes. However, the actual benefits of living on the site go far beyond this. They’re a real community spirit and a fantastic sense of camaraderie amongst the staff team. Living onsite gives you the opportunity to socialise with your work colleagues and enjoy the centre’s facilities.

Staff Accommodation cost: Free

Type of room: Depending on the time of year that you arrive, your accommodation may be indoors, such as shared house, wooden cabin or chalet, or could be a shared large frame tent during the hot summer months.

Extras provided free of charge: Bedding, TV and a small kitchenette for tea and toast

Food: You will receive three free meals per day

 

Staff Facilities

  • Use of the swimming pool (available to limited properties)
  • Laundrette
  • On-site bar and large shop
  • Dry ski slope and purpose built lake
  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Sports barn and activity barn with indoor climbing wall
  • Football pitch and playing fields
  • The Crazy Moose and Mini Moose on-site bars
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wi-Fi available for staff in communal areas
  • Day trips
  • Use of all the adventure facilities
  • Weekends & free time

Make the most of your free time by exploring your local area or heading off to soak up the sites in popular tourist spots such as Bath, London and Cornwall! Camp staff may also use the activity equipment in their spare time when guests are not using it. This can mean surfing, sailing and biking. Take time to hang out with other camp staff at the camp bar and practice your karaoke. The majority of the staff accommodation is in shared rooms with either an en-suite or shared bathroom.

Top reasons why this program is the no. 1 working holiday pack

Guaranteed Spots In The Adventure Resort

Our Adventure Resort program is extremely popular. With only 2500 positions each year, the Adventure Resort program receives over 10,000 applications. The average international applicant will not receive a response from the HR department. However, by booking through us, you are guaranteed to get a spot within 48 hours of submission. The Working Holiday Club™ is an official international provider of working holiday makers for the world’s largest adventure resorts.

 

Save For Travelling

Wages start from £101 – £275 Per week, in hand with food, rent, uniforms and communication for free. It is simply the most efficient way to save for travelling.

 

Price Point

The Working Holiday Club™ offers the most cost-effective package for adventure resort employment. Some of our competitors charge as much as $3000 for an adventure resort job. Our package is only $995.

  • You are free to choose your flights
  • you are free to choose your travel insurance
  • there is no penalty when you do not book travel insurance

 

Safety And Security

With the large management support team and on-site HR team, you are sure to be looked after if anything goes amiss. Whether you have a personal issue or work issue, you have a no shortage of managers and team leaders ready to help you.

 

Flight Price Beat 

We will introduce you to our travel partners at the Flight Centre Group. Once you have found the cheapest flight online for your travel dates, our partners will beat that price for you. You cannot go wrong.

 

Staff Parties And Social Events

One of the biggest reasons people book this package is for the social aspect. With some centres housing up to 250 employees, it goes without saying… social events come in abundance. Most centres sport staff bars, heated swimming pools and subsidised drinks for downtime.

 

Free Food, Free Rent, No Travel, No Expenses

When you work in one of our adventure resorts, you will have no expenses during the period of employment. This is also an excellent start for a working holiday as you do not need to pay any deposits for accommodation; you have no rental costs, no food costs and all your uniforms are provided. When you are required to travel to different centres, all costs are covered by the resort.

If you want to go travelling to the UK, but you are concerned about cash flow and are looking for an opportunity to get started without any costs, and then this is the perfect solution for you. It is also an excellent solution for when you return from your travels and you require immediate job placement, with food and accommodation included. You will receive three meals per day, as well as free coffee, toast and cereal throughout the centre.

 

Freedom To Travel As Often As You Like Between All The Centres

With over 28 centre locations you are eligible to travel between centres as often as you like. Each centre is cloned, with the same look and feel of all the activities, as well as the jobs, so you can quickly settle into a new centre without any difficulties.

 

EU & UK Passport Holders Will Receive Pre-Departure Offers In Paris, South Of France, Spain & Italy

This is one of our most popular packages for individuals with EU or UK passport, as you will have committed to working in one of our European adventure resort centres. These beautiful locations are situated in the south of France, Paris and Spain.

Living on the site gives you the opportunity to use the centre’s facilities, including certain equipment. Most people get super excited about the opportunity to spend their time using the facilities at the centre. These include quad biking, horse riding, archery shooting and much more.

Who is this package good for?
  • The Gap Year Student – This package is perfect for a gap year or a school-leaver with limited or no work experience. The adventure resort employment working holiday package focuses very heavily on training young gap year students to enter the employment market. The training and experience are based on customer service, relationship building, management, administration and hotel management. Once you have completed your working holiday at the camp, you will be furnished with a range of skills you can take on to future employment, including industry standard qualification certificates and references.
  • The Frequent Traveller – This package is an awesome assistance package for the frequent traveller. Frequent travellers often experience cash flow problems after they have returned home. The adventure resort employment offers frequent travellers 24 months of endless employment opportunities throughout England and Europe. For the returning traveller with depleted funds, the idea of free accommodation, three free meals a day and guaranteed work is an appealing one.
  • The Cash-Strapped Traveller – This package is an awesome assistance package for the cash-strapped traveller. When you join the Adventure Resort Program, you will not have any additional expenses other than your flights and your UK working visa to BHC. Everything else is paid for, including your room deposit, your weekly room rental, your bedding, your food, all travel and your uniforms. You would also benefit from staff bars and social events which are housed on-site at subsidised prices. All your wages go into your pocket, so if you’re looking to arrive in the UK and you’re concerned about cash then jump on the Adventure Resort Program, replenish your funds and then start planning your next travel.
  • The Career Break – The career break applicant is potentially the largest in the funnel of our applicants, as it is a great opportunity to take a break from your ordinary life, experience an adventure, and get paid to do it.
Eligibility criteria
  • You must be between the ages of 18 – 31
  • Hold a passport from Australia, New Zealand or Canada
  • Have the equivalent of £1,890 in available funds – please note that this fee does not include the ‘Entry Clearance’ fee which is payable directly to the British High Commission once your application is complete and ready to submit
  • You must have clear criminal record
  • Be able to provide two references current within the last 3 years. They must be from someone in a managerial or supervisor capacity to yourself eg. manager, employer, school principal, sports club president, volunteering team leader.
  • And most importantly, you must want to work with kids – previous experience working with young adults is an advantage, but not a requirement
What happens when i arrive?
    • Day 1: Arriving in London – touchdown! Head straight to your hostel to check-in, drop your luggage, catch up on some sleep… or, head out to explore London
    • Day 2: Orientation – During orientation, our UK program coordinator will help you get all of your essentials set up (i.e., bank account, NI number, phone sim card)
    • Day 3 & 4: Settle in – you will need these days to finalise everything in London (get over the jet lag, set up your bank account, get your NI number and pick up your Biometrics Residence Permit) before you head off to camp
    • You will finish off the week with our free walking tour of London, as well as an epic trip on Central London’s biggest pub crawl in Leicester Square
    • Day 5: Today’s the day you set off to your Adventure Resort – you will need to make your way to your centre or training venue, depending on which you need to go to first.
    • If you are traveling by public transport, you will need to get yourself to the closest coach, bus or train to the destination and we will send someone to collect you
    • Adventure guides will need to complete a 10-day equipment OHS training – all expenses will be covered, including travel, food, and rent

     

    When you arrive at your resort location for training, you will be picked up by a resort staff member. On completion of your training (should you opt for an Adventure Guide role) you will again be transported, free of charge, to your Adventure Resort to start your contract.

     

    *A refund is payable if you are declined for an Adventure Resort position. If you are declined as a direct result of misleading or false information on your application, no refund will be offered. You are permitted to swap to the Jumpstart London™ program at no extra cost.

When do I need to arrive in the UK for the adventure resort package?

 

Our season lasts from mid-January until November, with some centres operational for shorter periods of this time. If you are available throughout this length of time, we can offer you work at more than one of our centres. You can apply to work for the whole season or a short term contract.

Will I be offered a minimum amount of hours?

All positions are based on 42-hour, six day a week jobs. Depending on your role, you may be expected to complete wake-up duties, breakfasts in the kitchen, or evening entertainment, but it is rare that you will be required to start work at 8 am (with the exception of the catering team on breakfast shifts) or work later than 9 pm.

What is the pay rate?

You will be offered a competitive wage, paid monthly, into your UK bank account. The amount you receive will depend on your job role, National Governing Body coaching/ personal competency qualifications, whether you are employed in a residential role, and whether you work full or part time. You will have all of your meals and accommodation paid for and you could earn anything between £106.00-£344.00 a week, after tax.

 

DOWNLOAD MONTHLY PAY RATES HERE

Can I book with my friend or partner?

On your application form, there is a space for you to say if you are applying with a friend. If you write their name on your form, we will do our best to make sure you are both placed at the same centre. You will both need to write each other’s full name on the form so that we know you both feel the same way.

Do I require any previous experience?

No, energy and enthusiasm are the most important qualities. Providing you have some previous experience in the area where you want to work, we can put you through training courses to gain the necessary qualifications. If you do not have the necessary experience to the role you are applying for we will aim to offer you a more suitable role.

Program time table - best time to arrive

Seasons: February to November

Available start dates: You can arrive any time between February and November

Activity Instructor/Group Leader jobs all begin with an in-house training course, dates for these are fixed in advanced. The last one of these for the summer begins 21st June so as along as any applicant can attend these they can work as an activity instructor for the summer. After this, the next course will be early September and this course is likely to be the last one for the 2016 season.

We always have non-activity roles available, and they run throughout the year, so anyone can join anytime however if you want to work for  July as an activity instructor they will have to work in non-activity roles for July and August and then attend September course.

Seasons Weather Overview

  • Spring is the period from march to may. Spring is a calm, cool and dry season, particularly because the atlantic has lost much of its heat throughout the autumn and winter.
  • Summer lasts from june to august. Summer is the warmest and usually the sunniest season. Rainfall totals can have a wide local variation due to localised thunderstorms.
  • Autumn in the september to november lasts from september to november
  • The season is notorious for being unsettled – as cool polar air moves south, following the sun, it meets the warm air of the tropics and produces a region of great disturbance (aka the UK).
  • Winter in the UK lasts from december to february
  • The season is cool, wet and windy. Temperatures at night rarely drop below ?10 °C (14 °F) and in the day rarely rise above 15 °C (59 °F). Precipitation is plentiful throughout the season though snow is relatively infrequent despite the country’s high latitude.

When should you book 

The Working Holiday Club™ have a set number of spots each month. The sooner you book with us, the better match your preferences will be from your application. May – September usually very full. The earlier you book, the larger the location options will be.

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Application Process

1
PRE PLACEMENT - COST: £0

Interested in moving to the UK for a working holiday or gap year? Have loads of questions about what, where, when, how to do stuff? We get it, our team are one click for a free no obligation chat! Ask away!

You are welcome to ask for advice on

  • Moving to the UK
  • Financial obligations and costs
  • Checking your passport’s ok
  • Working visa qualification & time frames
  • Best time to arrive
  • Best jobs by month of arrival
  • Best jobs by travel bucket list
  • Best jobs by hourly rate
  • Advice - on renting in the UK and rates
  • Compare pro and cons all job options
  • Compare cost of living with pro and cons
  • Overview of wages in UK wide
  • Basic must-haves to get working
  • What you need for a UK bank account
  • What’s the process getting NI numbers
  • Must know info for biometric cards
  • Why do working holiday programs exit
  • Who are they good for
  • How does actually help your situation
  • Free flow email with helpful links and guides

Right from the start of your experience we want you to make sure you know what to expect and make sure it's really clear the costs and process involved  what you are getting. There are no surprises or hidden fees along the way and we'll keep you updated with what you need to do next.

2
REGISTER ONLINE - COST: £0
All you need to do to get going is tell us a few basic details about yourself, what your after and estimated travel dated It's free to register and apply so what have you got to lose!?
3
APPLICATION FEE £299 & APPLICATION INSURANCE COVER
When you’ve completed enough of your application, a notification will appear to tell you that it’s time to sort out your interview! If for any reason you are unsuccessful at this stage you will be refunded in full. As soon as you have paid you to deposit we activate your Application Insurance Cover.
4
WORK EXPERIENCE & SKILLS ASSESSMENT (PAYMENT INSTALMENT)
About You
  • Personal Details
  • Work History
  • Education History
  • Job Application
  • Background Checks
  • Location & job references
  Skills Assessment 
  • Customer Service
  • Physical
  • Management
  • Retail
  • Safety
  • Hospitality
5
APPLICATION CIRCULATION (PAYMENT INSTALMENT)
It’s time for our office to process your application! This includes; verifying your references, approving your police check and getting your application ready to present to your preferred option!
6
INTERVIEW & PLACEMENT (FINAL PAYMENT)
Attend your Skype interview and land your perfect job! If you are unlucky and get rejected, we will place you in another role. It is important to remember that a working holiday placement is meant to support and fund your travels. It is not a recruitment or career development program. With that in the mind, our objective is to ensure you are placed in an appropriate job which allows for frequent travel. It is also your responsibility to remain flexible in the type of work we are able to secure.
7
UK WORK VISA APPLICATION
Apply for your UK work visa and police check certificate. Once approved, confirm you arrival dates and book airport transfers if required
8
ARRIVAL WEEK
  • Day 1: Arriving in London – touchdown! Head straight to your hostel to check-in, drop your luggage, catch up on some sleep… or, head out to explore London
  • Day 2: Orientation – During orientation, our UK program coordinator will help you get all of your essentials set up (i.e., bank account, NI number, phone sim card)
  • Day 3 & 4: Settle in – you will need these days to finalise everything in London (get over the jet lag, set up your bank account, get your NI number and pick up your Biometrics Residence Permit) before you head off to camp. You will finish off the week with our free walking tour of London, as well as an epic trip on Central London’s biggest pub crawl in Leicester Square
  • Day 5: Today’s the day you set off to your Adventure Resort – you will need to make your way to your centre or training venue, depending on which you need to go to first. If you are traveling by public transport, you will need to get yourself to the closest coach, bus or train to the destination and we will send someone to collect you.
  • Adventure guides will need to complete a 10-day equipment OHS training – all expenses will be covered, including travel, food, and rent
  • When you arrive at your resort location for training, you will be picked up by a resort staff member. On completion of your training (should you opt for an Adventure Guide role) you will again be transported, free of charge, to your Adventure Resort to start your contract.
  • *A refund is payable if you are declined for an Adventure Resort position. If you are declined as a direct result of misleading or false information on your application, no refund will be offered. You are permitted to swap to the Jumpstart London™ program at no extra cost.
 

NO TRAVEL INSURANCE?

These are the world’s most expensive countries to stay in the hospital

Written by: Dave Owen

  It might be the least exciting part of going abroad, but leaving home without travel insurance could end up costing you significantly more than your whole holiday. Comparison site Finder has worked out which destinations in the world have the most expensive hospital stays for uninsured travellers – most of which cost more than living it up for a night in a luxury hotel.
  • Leading the pack is Monaco, where a one-night hospital stay costs on average a whopping £2,583. In contrast, the average travel insurance premium for a week there costs just £19. That means getting insurance is 136 times cheaper than staying in a Monaco hospital for a single night.
  • The second most expensive hospital stay is in Luxembourg, where a one-night stay costs £1,360 versus £19 to cover insurance for a week.
  • The top five is rounded out by Norway, Qatar, and Switzerland.
  • The UK placed 23rd out of 189 countries included in the study, with an average cost of £423 per night for overseas visitors who have to pay.
  • The cheapest hospital stay can be found in the Democratic Republic of Congo at just £1 per night (though the level of care may be somewhat lacking…)
If you’re going travelling soon and haven’t sorted out your insurance, we recommend doing so as soon as possible. We have a dedicated travel insurance service with World Nomads to ensure you get the best coverage for the best price. Email To Get A Quote  

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