The Outdoor Partnership is running an exciting scheme for people aged between 18 – 30 who live in north Wales, with a passion for the outdoors, who are looking to develop their skills and qualifications.

A bit of background
Delivered in the heart of Eryri,  the Trainee scheme is run by our Training Officer, Simon Jones. With over 60 young people having previously been through or currently on the scheme, it aims to both increase the number of people who are applying for trainee positions at outdoor centres and outdoor businesses in the area, as well as increase the number of Welsh speaking instructors in the field.


About the scheme

By providing regular sessions and opportunities, the scheme aims to help young people gain or develop skills in various activities including;

  • Climbing
  • Coasteering
  • Mountain biking
  • Navigation
  • Skiing
  • Paddling
  • Winter mountaineering skills

There are also visits to outdoor centres and mountain rescue organisations to see what life is like behind the scenes, along with help and guidance on completing applications and tailored practical sessions to prepare for national governing body awards and qualifications.


About the scheme
  • 1 day a week
  • 1 activity a week
  • Long term scheme fits around other work and life commitments
  • No pressure to attend every week
  • Communication via Whats app group
  • Job advertising forum

Piqued your interest? Does this sound like something you’d like to get involved in?

If you are between 18-30 years old, live in North Wales and can organise your own travel to locations, you can join the scheme.

Contact Simon Jones directly on 07736 456951

or  and he can provide all the further necessary information.

Mid-Wales Mentoring program
We have just started with our first recruits for the Pathways to Employment programme in Mid Wales thanks to Manzoku Climbing and Mountaineering founder Andy Cummings who has offered a unique 6-month instructor development opportunity to a handful of lucky individuals to celebrate Manzoku’s 25th Birthday.
The programme kicks off in September with plenty of training, shadowing and CPD opportunities for the trainees and they are excited to get going.

Take a look at our video below to learn a bit more about the Trainee programme:

Trainee Scheme
Q&A Trainees

Get to know some of the Trainees better!

Peri Smith