GoSkydive Apprenticeships

Come and be part of the GoSkydive team | Apprenticeship Open Day 14th October 2019

The Award Winning GoSkydive Apprenticeship Scheme

The GoSkydive, Tandem Skydive Instructor Apprenticeship scheme is the first on its kind in the world with all skydive ratings and licences coming from the British Parachute Association (BPA). Designed by GoSkydive founder and BPA councillor Gordon Blamire the scheme is a result of the year on year growth of this high adrenalin experience. For some, tandem skydiving is the very start of an interest in skydiving as a hobby and sport but for the new majority it is a once in a lifetime experience and a life changing event.

Exceptional Customer Service is at the heart of the GoSkydive brand and is a major part of the apprenticeship programme. GoSkydive Tandem instructors are required to not only be fully qualified, full time professionals, they need to manage the range of emotions that first time skydives bring, they need to be committed to delivering the best experience for every customer every time, they need to understand that every element of the customer journey is part of the tandem skydive experience and they need to fully appreciate how it is delivered.

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Awards:

Mike Baller GoSkydive Apprenticeship Programme Manager: Advanced Apprentice of the Year winner in Wiltshire & the South West awards.

GoSkydive: SME Employer of the Year winner in Wiltshire, the South West awards & Highly Commended at the National awards.

A new breed of Tandem Skydive Instructor

The Programme

Throughout the 2 year programme, apprentices will gain skills in all areas of the business including:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Business Administration
  • Photography and Video Editing
  • 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.

Key Milestones

The apprenticeship is designed to be a 2 year programme with recruits being;

  • A qualified freefall video and stills photographer at the end of year 1
  • A proficient skydiver by the end of year 2

Apprentices will be continually assessed over a two year period and those who are successful will be put forward for a tandem instructors rating.

Have you got what it takes?

GoSkydive is a young, vibrant, growing company, employing customer focused individuals with a can-do attitude. 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.

The qualifications and person skills required to be considered for the GoSkydive apprenticeship scheme are;

  • 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.
  • 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
  • A positive ‘can-do’ mentality
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Minimum Age for application 18 years
  • Applicants must hold a full, valid UK driving license
No skydiving experience necessary! Join our open day October 14th 2019!
How to apply?

Come and be part of the GoSkydive team. No skydiving experience necessary. Find out more about GoSkydive and the award winning apprenticeship programme. Free parking on site. Refreshments provided. Workshops, tours and presentations. To register your interest or for more information, please email recruitment@goskydive.com

 

Good Luck!


 

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