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Outdoor Pursuits Trainee

4th Dimension

East Grinstead, Sussex

£110 per 5 day week + accommodation + food provided during residential group courses

Various Start Dates



Are you looking for a career in the outdoor pursuits industry? Get paid while you work toward your NVQ Level 2 in Outdoor Leadership.

This is a 'hands on', experience based course with a heavy focus on group work. Land and water based activities are included, plus Mountain First Aid, and training in all aspects of the operational processes and procedures in running an active, family run Outdoor Centre. 

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for those with the enthusiasm and drive to give 100% effort and commitment. Over the last 4 years, course members have gone on to work in outdoor centres throughout the UK and abroad.

All Applicants will recieve detailed information about the post.


In order to be entitled to Government funded training you MUST not be a university graduate. Also you cannot hold a national diploma, or a BTEC higher than a level 1. You may hold another NVQ provided it is NOT sports related. You cannot hold a NVQ level 3 or higher.


Please include your D.O.B in you application as well as a short letter explaining your interest in the outdoors and your CV.

No previous experience required.

About Us   
4th Dimension was established in 1987, and has a special reputation for offering outdoor training courses which are informal, challenging, high quality and fun.

Since then we have developed into a multifaceted organisation offering the widest range of outdoor courses available from any one Company in South East England, namely:

* Sessional, half day, full day and residential courses for children and adults throughout the Uk * Camping, centre hut and hotel accommodation * Management and team development courses * National governing body courses for MLTB, BCU and SPA awards * GCSE Examination courses

4th Dimension run day and residential courses at our Mid Sussex location, just south of East Grinstead.

The site comprises 125 acres, half woodland and half grassed fields. There are a huge range of activities available on site, with an outdoor crag, large reservoir and dedicated mountain biking venue within a 20 minute walk. We accommodate groups under canvas, indoor buildings or a combination of both.

We maintain our flexible approach by offering courses of any duration our clients wish.

Activities include:

- Abseiling - Rock Climbing - Canoeing 
- Zip Wires 
- Orienteering 
- Kayaking - Indoor Climbing 
- Archery - Low Ropes 
- Swimming - Mountain Biking

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