SHARE Outdoor Course

Established in 1987, SHARE Outdoor Course provides individuals with the ability to gain national governing body qualifications and gain work experience and receive a training allowance whilst working in the largest residential activity centre in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

SHARE Outdoor Course provides a year long, unique training opportunity where you get paid whilst you train.

SHARE will pay you a weekly allowance of £75 for the first six months as you train, and then increase to £125 during your six months of work experience. Trainees will also be provided with self catering accommodation located just off the SHARE site and meals during working hours.

The Outdoor Course starts in September, and runs through until the following August each year. SHARE will pay for your National Governing Body qualifications, take you on expeditions and training trips, provide sport mentoring and shadowing with senior instructors and you’ll gain real world experience working with and leading a varied array of groups.

The Outdoor Course is the best way to start or develop your career in the outdoor industry. Not only does it provide you with a portfolio of qualifications, but real work experience which is crucial in securing future employment and a necessity for potential employers.

No previous experience or qualifications are required for the outdoor industry but an outgoing personality and an interest in working with people are desirable.

Outdoor Course applicants must be over 18 years of age for the course start date.

Opportunities to gain NGO qualifications in the following:

Sailing and Windsurfing RYA accredited schemes
RYA Powerboating certificate
Mountain Biking Cycling Scotland
Canoe & Kayak BCU 1/2 star, UKCC Level 1 Coach, FRST
Orienteering BOA
First Aid qualification
Access NI Check
Extensive In-house training in all activities and facilities provided by SHARE
Leadership training
Training expeditions

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a place on SHARE Outdoor Course please return the application form below and an up-to-date photo to SHARE or completed application form or any queries can be emailed to or post your application to FAO: Outdoor Course 2019, Share Discovery Village, 221 Lisnaskea Rd, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, BT920JZ

Interview Process

We’ve been refining our interview process for over 25 years. It involves a day visit to SHARE which consists of a formal 20 minute interview and a physical test on the water and land. Whatever the outcome of your interview you’ll enjoy this informal process, get a taste of outdoor life and meet some great like-minded people.

 Interview Dates will be confirmed in 2019

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