Grahame Robb Associates are looking to employ an apprentice outdoor instructor at our Outdoor Leadership Centre, based at the St. George’s Park National Football Centre, Burton-upon-Trent.

The successful applicant will be trained towards a variety of ropes course and outdoor-based qualifications alongside the experience of working with groups of adults and children.

The apprenticeship will be run in partnership with Derby College and we will support you in achieving a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership.

Day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Facilitating activities on a variety of events and programmes - both based at the Outdoor Leadership Centre and at other locations around the country
  • Organising some of the administration leading up to events
  • Maintenance of the Outdoor Leadership Centre in conjunction with the Operations Manager

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual looking to start a career in the outdoor activity industry and offers the opportunity to work with clients in the learning and development industry.

Location: St George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent, DE13 9PD

Salary: Starting at £3.60 per hour, with graded pay increases through qualifications acquired.

Benefits: On the job funded training (min. £2,000), long term opportunities to develop in other GRA training areas, level 2 Apprentice in Activity Leadership.

Hours: 37.5 per week

Duration: 12months with the opportunity for full time employment afterwards.


  • To be 18+ years old
  • To have a positive and friendly approach with customers
  • A practical and resourceful approach to problem solving
  • A full UK driver’s license


  • Keen interest in an outdoor sport (walking, climbing, horse riding, sailing etc)          
  • Local to the Burton/Derby/ Lichfield area

Appointment subject to DBS check.

If interested please contact Andrew Norton at GRA on 01283 575905 or email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to

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