Apprentice Sky Diving Instructor GOSKYDIVE.COM LIMITED

The GoSkydive Apprenticeship Scheme is an exciting opportunity for young people to join the GoSkydive team, gaining experience in all areas of the business with the ultimate aim of becoming a specialist tandem skydive instructor and the potential to manage a customer centric dropzone.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £284.00

  • Working week

    Thursday to Monday 8am-6pm. 45 minute break.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2018

  • Date posted

    07 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001293837

  • Positions

    10 available

The GoSkydive Apprenticeship Programme will not only offer an exhilarating training programme, it will also teach candidates how to deliver a first-class customer experience, in particular for first-timers, which is GoSkydive’s specialism. 

Candidates will learn all there is to know from sales, customer service, photography and video editing, health and safety through to the tandem skydive skills themselves. All tandem skydiving licenses and ratings will come from the British Parachute Association.

The two-year programme will provide apprentices with a robust skydiving training programme, introducing them to the many different skills required. Apprentices will complete 50 skydives in just the first six months, and up to a further 200 jumps in the following six months, learning and practicing skills including parachute handling, freefall, camera flying and freefall photography.

Throughout the 2 year programme, apprentices will gain skills in all areas of the business including but not limited to:

  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Business Administration
  • Photography and Video Editing
  • Ground Handling
  • Dropzone (Tandem Skydive Centre) Management
  • Skydiving specific first response training

Skydive Specific Training Including:

  • Accelerated Freefall Training
  • 300 skydives
  • Parachute handling skills and improving freefall skills with particular focus on camera flying skills
  • Focus on flying relative to tandem pair
  • Complete all requirements for C license, demonstrating a high level of competence

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some level of customer service experience most likely from a retail or hospitality environment
  • An active interest in sport and or outdoor activities and pursuits

Personal qualities

  • A positive ‘can-do’ mentality
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Qualifications required

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade C or above including Maths and English.

A relevant tertiary qualification; this could be in sport, customer services, hospitality, tourism or any area that the candidate can clearly align with the role.

Future prospects

After completion of the 2 year apprenticeship there will be a number of options these would include but would not be limited to: The option to take the ‘tandem instructors rating’ and continue as a ‘tandem skydive instructor’. Begin a commercial pilots license.

Things to consider

Must be able to get to and from the place of work in a safe and timely manner. This is a constantly running advert, GoSkydive will be shortlisting and conducting interviews on a regular basis. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

GoSkydive is the UK’s leading tandem skydive centre - the only centre that specialises in tandem skydives for ‘first-timers’. It offers the UK’s highest skydive at 15,000ft with up to 60 seconds of free fall. It is located at the Old Sarum Airfield in Salisbury, Wiltshire on the south coast of England. GoSkydive is regulated by the British Parachute Association and uses the very best industry leading parachute technology. GoSkydive has a core team of full-time professional tandem skydive instructors, who have completed in excess of 30,000 jumps. Recognising a need for a customer centric specialist Tandem Skydiving centre, skydive specialist Gordon Blamire founded GoSkydive in 2008 and over 30,000 people have jumped at the centre to date.

Employer

GOSKYDIVE.COM LIMITED

Address

Go Skydive

Old Sarum Park

Salisbury

SP4 6EB

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Training provider

Level 2  Customer Service Apprenticeship Standard

With a focus on the following units:

  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Behaviours
  • Attitude
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (English and Maths) if required

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service > Customer Service Practitioner

Training provider

WILTSHIRE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Wiltshire College

Contact

Wiltshire College Apprenticeship Team 01249 465282 apprenticeships@wiltshire.ac.uk


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Dec 2017