Our season runs from May to October each year.  Throughout the year though, we are always looking for remarkable people to join our team and provide inspiring courses, in beautiful and safe environments..

 

STEP 1. SHOW INTEREST

You can find out more about our available positions by looking at either the Outdoor Jobs or Indoor Jobs, then apply online and attach a CV and covering letter.  We will then review your application, and then book you onto one of our assessment days around the country. 

Why not come and see us at the following events to find out more and speak to some of the team:

For Assessment & Training see Step 3

University Careers Fair 

- November -

13th - Liverpool John Moores University

14th - Leeds Trinity University

20th - Shuttleworth College

21st - South Devon College with Beyond Horizons 

26th - Bath Spa University

29th - Canterbury Christ Church University

 

- December -

3rd - University of Worcester

 

- January -

23rd - Carterton College

 

- March -

3rd - Plumpton College

6th - Reaseheath College

18th - Askham Bryan College

STEP 2. ATTEND AN ASSESSMENT DAY

Our Assessment Days are the perfect chance for us to meet in person, find out more about each other and ensure you are one of the remarkable people we are looking for.  This is also a great opportunity to ask some questions and ensure you are right for The Bushcraft Company and we are for you, (please ensure you bring along 3 documents of identity along with you to the assessment day)

- FEBRUARY-

1st - HEAD OFFICE, ABINGDON

8th - NORTHANTS

15th - MANCHESTER

22nd - CHICHESTER 

22nd - YORK 

29th - BRISTOL 

29th - CUFFLEY 

- MARCH -

7th - NORTHANTS

21st - MANCHESTER 

21st - CUFFLEY 

28th - BRISTOL 

- APRIL -

4th - HEAD OFFICE, ABINGDON 

4th - YORK 

For and queries please contact the Recruitment Team: 0333 2000 612 or Recruitment@thebushcraftcompany

 

 

STEP 3. ATTEND TRAINING

You do not need any experience in Bushcraft or working with children, as we will teach you everything you need to know. What you will need is to be remarkable, with a lot of enthusiasm and a huge amount of passion to deliver excellence.  Our training is led by experienced staff who will:

♦  Practically train you to be equipped for every activity and workshop we deliver  ♦

♦  Update you on safeguarding and heath & safety  ♦

♦  Offer you skills around teaching and caring for young people  ♦

♦  Pass on their experience and advice of living in the wilderness  ♦

Please note you may also receive training from external providers and be required to pass external awards for national governing bodies in order to deliver certain activities

Please note all training dates held at the estates will be residential, food and tented accomodation provided

Limited shuttle service from selected train stations are available contact Recruitment@thebushcraftcompany.com for details


TRAINING DATES AVAILABLE 

- ESTATE TRAINING -

2nd - 15th MARCH - ESTATE MANAGER - CUFFLEY

1st - 3rd APRIL- ESTATE COORDINATOR - BOUGHTON WOODS

1st - 15th APRIL- ESTATE LOGISTICS ASSISTANT - BOUGHTON WOODS

- CAMP LEADER TRAINING -

1st - 15th APRIL - BOUGHTON WOODS 

25th - 7th JUNE - BOUGHTON WOODS

4th - 17th AUGUST - BOUGHTON WOODS

- TRIBE LEADER & FIELD COOK TRAINING -

6th - 10th APRIL- CUFFLEY

6th - 10th  APRIL - BLENHEIM WOODS

 6th - 10th APRIL- CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE 

1st - 5th MAY - BOUGHTON WOODS

1st - 5th MAY - CASTLE HOWARD

1st - 5th MAY - CUFFLEY

22nd - 26th MAY - BOUGHTON WOODS

5th - 9th JUNE- BLENHEIM WOODS

19th - 23rd JUNE - CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE

3rd - 7th JULY - CASTLE HOWARD

- RETURNING STAFF -

1st - 2nd APRIL - CAMP LEADER REFRESHER - BOUGHTON WOODS

25th - 26th MAY - CAMP LEADER REFRESHER - BOUGHTON WOODS

4th - 5th AUGUST - CAMP LEADER REFRESHER - BOUGHTON WOODS

- TRIBE LEADER & FIELD COOK REFRESHER TRAINING DATES- 

6th - 7th APRIL - CUFFLEY

6th - 7th APRIL - BLENHEIM WOODS 

6th - 7th APRIL - CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE

1st - 2nd MAY - BOUGHTON WOODS

1st - 2nd MAY - CASTLE HOWARD 

1st - 2nd MAY - CUFFLEY

5th - 6th JUNE - BLENHEIM WOODS

19th - 20th JUNE - CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE

3rd - 4th JULY - CASTLE HOWARD 

Please note all training dates held at the estates will be residential, food and tented accomodation provided

Limited shuttle service from selected train stations are available contact Recruitment@thebushcraftcompany.com for details

Activities for kids

STEP 4. START WORKING

Due to the nature of the work you must have a complete UK Enhanced DBS and return two professional references before starting work with us and provide 3 documents of identity as your Right to Work in the UK.

We will supply you with a schedule of work for our summer season which finishes in mid-October.

We will request your preferred woodland estate to be based at, while you are working on camps all food is included and a free pitch sites available within our staff camps on each estate is available for you to stay in between camps (you will need to bring you own tent.) If you are required to work at another of our woodland estate we will inform you beforehand.

Further details will be supplied following the completion of our assessment day. For general questions, please visit our FAQs page here or contact us here.

“The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with The Bushcraft Company’s relevant Safeguarding; Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either during the residential trip or at home, s/he must report any concerns to The Bushcraft Company’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead (Wesley Westaway) or to the Managing Director (Max Folkes) so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third party services.”