The Award Winning GoSkydive Apprenticeship Scheme
The GoSkydive, Tandem Skydive Instructor Apprenticeship scheme is the first of its kind in the world with all skydive ratings and licences coming from the National Governing Body for Skydiving – British Skydiving. Designed by GoSkydive founder and British Skydiving 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.
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 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
- Parachute Handling Skills with a particular focus on camera flying
- Focus on flying relative to tandem pair
- Complete all requirements for C license, demonstrating a high level of competence
By the end of the apprenticeship you will…
The apprenticeship is designed to be a 2+ year programme with recruits being a qualified freefall video and stills photographer and a proficient skydiver by the end of the apprenticeship.
Apprentices will be continually assessed over the programme 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;
- 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
Watch the video
Watch the video from our apprenticeship open day.