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Rockley Watersports Scholarship

  • Job Location

    South West France and UK

  • Start date

    18th February 2019

  • Duration

    September 2019

  • Job Benefits

    See Job Description for cost of course. Full board accommodation and specialist equipment included in package.


Take the plunge into the world of watersports!


With the activity industry growing and growing it is no surprise that there is a shortage of qualified watersports instructors to meet demand. Rockley want to nurture and develop the next generation of watersports instructors, giving young people access to achieving qualifications with one of the world’s leading providers of professional watersports training, whilst also reducing the costs that normally prevent many individuals from accessing such training.

Rockley are therefore offering you a fast track route into the watersports industry at a subsidised cost  – with guaranteed paid employment for the full summer season 2019 in France or the UK, as well as access to further qualifications and progression within the company. 


Who’s it for? 

The Scholarship is aimed at both our key returning staff and to the wider world of individuals who are looking at starting their career in the watersports industry and want to up-skill and become qualified RYA Instructors with a passion who want to work with Rockley in the future. 


The Scholarship 

The Leap for Success Scholarship:

  1. 11 Weeks subsidised RYA training at Rockley Academy, Poole – Start Date: 18th February 2019
  2. Includes Full Board Accommodation.
  3. Guaranteed paid employment for Summer 2019 (mid April – September) Subject to T & C’s
  4. Includes travel to and from Rockley Academy to a centre in France at the beginning and end of your work period. 

    Sample Plan: 

    Week 1            Intro week - get out on the water!
    Week 2            RYA Beginner Module
    Week 3            RYA Intermediate Modules
    Week 4            RYA Intermediate Modules
    Week 5            RYA Advanced Modules
    Week 6            Instructor Preparation Week including RYA Pre Entry Assessment
    Week 7            RYA Dinghy Instructor
    Week 8            RYA Start Windsurf & basic knowledge skills
    Week 9            RYA Intermediate Windsurf skills and techniques
    Week 10          RYA Intermediate Windsurf skills, techniques and clinics
    Week 11          RYA Windsurf Instructor 

    Also included: RYA Powerboat Level 2  / RYA First Aid / RYA Essential Navigation / RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding certificates 

    The cost of this course is only £1250.00!


    How to Apply? 

    1. Complete and the application form and return to Rockley. 
    2. You may then be invited to a selection day at out Rockley Point Centre, Poole  - if you cannot attend the selection day we may be able to organise an alternative interview date. The selection day will consist of an introduction to Rockley as a company, a formal interview and team building exercises.
    3. If your selection is successful, we require a non refundable deposit of £100.00 to confirm your commitment to the Scholarship immediately, with the full balance due by the 20th January 2019 – please note that if full payment is not received by the 20th January 2019 you will not be allowed onto the course and your deposit will not be refunded.


    For more information or to request an application click apply and submit your interest through the online form along with a copy of your CV



Who is Eligible?

  • You must be aged 18 years or older and have a passion for the outdoors with the desire to become a fully qualified instructor and have the desire to want to pass on your knowledge to others. 
  • You must have the desire and commitment to work a full season with Rockley Watersports until September 2019 – with the aspiration to move on further in the watersports industry.
  • Be available for the full duration of the Scholarship and period of employment, mid February- September 2019.
  • Attend an interview and selection day at our Rockley Point Centre, Poole.
  • Hold a valid UK Passport, National Insurance Number and UK Bank Account.
  • A basic knowledge of sailing and windsurfing is desirable but not essential.   

About us

Rockley Watersports is one of the most highly regarded watersports training and holiday companies in Europe. Based in Poole Harbour at Rockley Point, we also have 3 further centres situated in South West France. In addition to our training courses we ...
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