Current Trainee Instructor Profiles

Current Trainee Instructor Profiles

 Trainee Instructor Scheme 2020

Welcome to the following trainee instructors:


Trainee First Year Instructor 2020 - Rosa


Trainee First Year Instructor 2020 - Joe


Trainee First Year Instructor 2020 - Jack


Trainee First Year Instructor 2020 - Kieran


Trainee First Year Instructor 2020 - Alicia


Trainee First Year Instructor 2020 - Dave

 Trainee Instructor Scheme 2019


Mike from Stockport

Likes: Climbing, sailing and curry.


I went to Warwick University to study Engineering after spending a year working in an engineering test lab. I started working at HA Summer camps, and did 3 seasons of work for HA whilst I was studying. I’ve come to work at centre year round now that I’ve graduated.


I got a lot of tasters of loads of outdoor sports quite early on through the Scouts and really enjoyed it, I kept going with scouting as a leader for quite a long time and still help out every now and then. I took my outdoor activities a bit further outside of scouting, especially climbing and sailing. I also enjoy running, but I’m not very good at getting out very often!

Rosie from Machynlleth, Wales


Likes: Donuts, travelling, scuba diving, sailing, sleeping and animals. 

Trainee Instructor Scheme 2018 

Welcome to the following trainee instructors:

Richard from Abingdon, Oxfordshire 

Likes: Climbing, caving, exploring, campfires, video games, action films and bbq sauce. 

Abbi from Stoke on Trent

Likes: All things ocean, especially scuba diving, good food (cooking and eating it) and coffee.

Paul from Stoke on Trent  

 Likes: Sports, travelling and sushi.



Cai Jarvis

FROM:  Rochester, Kent


At school I achieved A-Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics.  I studied Sports and Exercise Science at University.


My interest in the outdoors began with regular walks, hikes and camping trips with my parents.  I was involved in the scouting organisation for a number of years and completed the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.  As well as this I’ve also been an assistant coach in road cycling and rowing. After University, I worked a Summer Camp Season with HA.


I’m a keen road cyclist who is slowly converting to the dark side of mountain biking, it’s less lycra and less leg shaving!  I do a bit of pretend- running and try my best at yoga.  Although I’m two wheels obsessed, I’m looking forward to: drawing on the knowledge of the people I work with, developing my skills and being involved in as many different activities as I can whilst here at HA.


Single Pitch Award Training
 UKCC 2 Star Kayaking and Canoeing
UKCC L1  – Paddlesport
Caving – L1 Training & Assessment
UKCC British Cycling Level 1 Coach
MIAS Mountain Bike Leader Award L1 – Training & Assessment
PCV D1 (Mini Bus) Theory & Medical
DBS Checked
18 Hour Outdoor First Aid


FROM:  Market Drayton, Shropshire


BTEC in Public Uniformed Services and Outdoor Leadership.


I did my Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards which inspired me to be in the outdoors.  I worked in an Outdoor Education Centre in North Wales for 12 months where I became a Kayak and Canoe Coach followed by 2 years in Kent, with a wide range of different clients including international students from all across the world.


I like to give a wide range of activities a go rather than just one activity. Long term I want to travel to many places of the world and explore many peaks in the Himalayas.


Mountain Leader Training
Single Pitch Award Training & Assessment
 UKCC 2 Star Kayaking and Canoeing
UKCC 3 Star Canoe
UKCC L1  – Paddlesport
Caving – L1 Training & Assessment
MIAS Mountain Bike Leader Award L1 – Training & Assessment
MIAS Mountain Bike Leader Award L2 –  Training & Assessment
PCV D1 (Mini Bus) Theory, Medical & Practical inc CPC
DBS Checked
18 Hour Outdoor First Aid


From: Bodmin, Cornwall

Education / Work Experience: BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership – University of Central Lancashire.

Prior Outdoor Experience: Worked at Chippewa Ranch Camp in America for two summers. Was a course rep at The Outdoor Show. Did a three day expedition in North Wales, three day expedition in The Lake District, six day paddling trip in Slovenia and a five day sea kayaking expedition.

Other / General Info: I am confident in my own abilities and accomplish everything I set my mind to. I constantly strive to excel myself to reinforce my future within the outdoor industry.

Whilst at HA: 
UKCC Scheme – 2 Star – Kayaking and Canoeing
UKCC Scheme -3  Star – Canoeing
UKCC Scheme – FSRT
UKCC Scheme – 4 Star Kayak trained
UKCC Scheme – L1 Coach
UKCC Scheme – L2 Coach
BCU Scheme – 3 Star – Kayaking
LCMLA Level 1 Cave Leader
LCMLA Level 2 Cave Leader
SPA Training and Assessment
Level 3 Outdoor First Aid
PCV D1 Driving Licence with CPC
DBS Checked
MIAS Level 1
MIAS Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader
UKCC British Cycling Level 1 Coach
MLTE Mountain Leader
Coaching Processes Training Course
In House Training (High Ropes & Archery)


From: Kings Worthy, Winchester

Education / Work Experience: NVQ Level 1, 2 & 3 in Construction Plant Maintenance & Repair and NVQ Level 2 Activities Leadership.

Prior Outdoor Experience: Previously worked at Go Ape, Acron Venture & Kingswood as a climbing and High Ropes Instructor.

Other / General Info: I have a love of all things ‘outdoors’. Particular passions include kayaking, climbing, snow boarding & power kiting.

Whilst at HA:
First Aid qualified (16 hour ‘outdoor appropriate’ first aid qualification).
Level 1 Cave Instructor Training – British Caving Association (BCA)
Level 1 Cave Instructor Assessment planned for October 2010
SPA Qualified.
BCU Canoe Safety Test
BCU 2 Star Canoe & Kayak qualified
BCU 3 Star Canoe planned for August 2010
BCU Level 1 Canoe Coach Qualified had prior to arrival at HA
BCU Level 2 Canoe Coach Training planned for October 2010 for any future DI
MIAS Level 1 Mountain Bike Instructor (Trail Leader) Qualified.
MIAS Level 2 Mountain Bike (Techinical Leader) Qualified.
In house approved to run High Ropes Course, Low Ropes Course, Archery, Climbing (indoor wall), Abseiling (abseil platform), Bouldering, Team Building, Local Adventure Walk
Gone on to: Dave has accepted a position as a Developing Instructor at High Adventure starting in January 2011
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