FAQs

 

How do I apply for a job at The Bushcraft Company?

Please select the job you are interested in and apply online using our application form.  If you would like to find out more about any roles, please do call us on 03332 000 612.

 

How do I know if my application has been successful?

Please wait to hear from a member of our recruitment team. You will be contacted for a phone interview in the first instance so please ensure you give us your correct contact information when applying for a role.

 

When does the season start?

The season runs from April to October each year. Although tribe leaders can start later in the season.  We ask that you are able to offer us as much of this time as possible to allow you to gain your experience and get as much work as possible.

 

Do you have any permanent jobs available?

We have a limited number of permanent outdoor jobs and indoor jobs each year. Please look through jobs pages on this website to find out what is available at this time.

 

I can’t commit to a full season; should I still apply?

Yes, but please ensure you detail your availability in your original application.

 

Do I need experience working outdoors?

This varies from role to role. We are looking for people from all walks of life, we are looking for passionate enthusatic people, who enjoy working with children.

 

Do I need any special qualifications?

We will provide you with all the qualifications and training you will require for the role.

 

Do I need references?

Yes. You will need to provide two referees on application.

 

Do I need a CRB certificate?

Yes. You will be required to complete full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks).

 

Will I be paid travel expenses?

Travel to and from your place of work will not be paid for by the company. We may require you to work across a few of our woodland centres, however we may provide transport between our centres.

 

Can I choose which centre I work at?

We will aim to ensure you can work at your chosen woodland centre, however due to the nature of the work, we may move you between woodland centres in our transport.

 

How long is each camp?

Camps vary from 24 hour to 5 days (all residential) Our most common length is 3 and 5 days.

 

Do I need my own car?

No, however if you are applying for an estate manager role, you will need a full UK drivers licence.

 

Where will I sleep?

While on camp you will need a sleeping bag you will have the choice to sleep under our yurts by a warming fire, all meals will be provided. Between camp all staff can stay in our allocated staff camps for free, but you will need to bring your own tent, facilities are available.

 

Can I work during the day and go home at night?

We require all staff to remain on site for the duration of any camp they are assigned to.

 

Will I be working evenings/weekends?

We will supply you with a schedule of work a month in advance, camps run over evenings, and some weekends.

 

Where are the warehouse jobs based?

The warehouse is based at our head office in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

 

Where are the office jobs based?

Our office is based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

 

Do you have any jobs overseas?

No. We only operate within the UK.

 

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets at camp.

 

If I am unsuccessful, can I reapply?

You are welcome to reapply at any time.

 

Is there a minimum age to work for The Bushcraft Company?

Yes. Applicants will only be considered aged 18 and over.