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    anyone planning on applying or returning to work there next year?
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    i've been looking into it a bit. Applications for 2011 come out this month dont they?
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    nov 8th

    what u applying for?
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    Activity Group Leader. Ive had lots of sports leadership roles before, got a feeling this will be competitive to get on though.

    you?
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    well i used to work there earlier this year as an instructor
    so i am likely to apply for same role

    do you know what centres you want to apply for?
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    (Original post by ufo_01)
    well i used to work there earlier this year as an instructor
    so i am likely to apply for same role

    do you know what centres you want to apply for?

    no Im not sure about the centres.

    Do you have any advice about how to get a job there, inside information etc
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    Basically its easier to apply online and make sure you include anything relevant you have done such as working with kids , courses and qualifications etc
    ensure that you put you can work for as long as possible as it gives you better chance of getting a job

    choose job role that its suitable to you eg if you have done sports leadership like you said or worked in similar positions then you would be ideal for instructor / group leader or if you have worked with food then you would be ideal for catering positions and so on....
    they recommend you don't be too specific when choosing location but i disagree . if you want to work at a specific centre , you get 2 preferences , then put this down otherwise they will put you anywhere
    i didn't choose any centre and got dumped at the worst centre which i hated and the managers didnt like me cos i asked to move , even though you are allowed to move.anyway long story but thats the reason i no longer work there cos they caused problems and buggered everything up for me.
    if your unsure about centres i can recommend you -

    best centres are -
    boreatton park - definately the best centre , its also the biggest and has the widest range of activties on offer and therefore largest number of staff so will make more friends.great facilities including 2 sports halls , mini theatre , large fields and large bar and social area for staff , range of staff accomodation. i went on holiday here several times when i was younger and did staff training course here and loved the staff side too !!

    tregoyd house - really nice centre , its fairly small but friendly , good range of activities and as its a smaller centre theres less staff so probably easier to make friends. ive had friends who have worked here and loved it.

    osmington bay - larger centre , lots of activities on offer including some that other centres don't have , right by the sea so has amazing views of coast ! , nice comfortable accomodation. i have heard from friends its a great centre and one of the favourites !

    dalguise - in a great location in scotland with nice surrondings and wildlife , great facilities including river and sports dome , new accomodation , few activties which other centres dont have . again it was recommended by friends !!

    beam house - nice location in devon , good for watersports as it uses nearby beach and runs specialist holidays such as watersports and surfing . ideal centre if you love watersports !!

    worst centres -

    caythorpe - hated it , it had a fair bit of grounds but you arent allowed on several parts of it so its a small centre in that respect , didnt like the layout theres a basketball court in middle of car park !! and the field is next to a horse field / farm so you arent allowed to make much noise ! some of the staff accomodation is right by the guests so staff can't make much noise after a certain time which spoilt it , staff accomodation is tatty and dirty ( cracked walls , spiders and insects in most places , mould around the windows etc ) and generally just horrible, theres also no good areas for staff to hang out as the staff room is fairly small and as above and also the room for staff to use internet is shared with teachers room and where they hold staff meetings etc so you can't chill in there properly and its closes at dinner time so you can only go in there on your day off so once a week ! if you want to use the internet regularly you will have to buy a dongle for your laptop so you can use in your room whenever you want ,the managers just arent nice and are stuck up they think their centre is the best when its the opposite and they only like the staff who bum them , so to speak . both myself and several friends hated it here and were treated badly by the management. so i would say definately avoid caythorpe !!

    marchants hill - not as nice as other centres , staff accomodation is small and cramped , has a range of activities but they don't do watersports

    anyway i hope this list has helped you i would recommend you choose one of the best centres ive mentioned and avoid the worst ones !! i don't know anything about the other centres so if you want to go to one of them you will have to find out for yourself

    if you need any more advice just ask
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    Windmill hill - New centre, very nice. Quite compact but means easy to get around
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    (Original post by trojan10_om)
    Activity Group Leader. Ive had lots of sports leadership roles before, got a feeling this will be competitive to get on though.
    The majority of staff are activity instructors, its pretty easy to get into it.
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    (Original post by ufo_01)
    Basically its easier to apply online and make sure you include anything relevant you have done such as working with kids , courses and qualifications etc
    ensure that you put you can work for as long as possible as it gives you better chance of getting a job

    choose job role that its suitable to you eg if you have done sports leadership like you said or worked in similar positions then you would be ideal for instructor / group leader or if you have worked with food then you would be ideal for catering positions and so on....
    they recommend you don't be too specific when choosing location but i disagree . if you want to work at a specific centre , you get 2 preferences , then put this down otherwise they will put you anywhere
    i didn't choose any centre and got dumped at the worst centre which i hated and the managers didnt like me cos i asked to move , even though you are allowed to move.anyway long story but thats the reason i no longer work there cos they caused problems and buggered everything up for me.
    if your unsure about centres i can recommend you -

    best centres are -
    boreatton park - definitely the best centre , its also the biggest and has the widest range of activties on offer and therefore largest number of staff so will make more friends.great facilities including 2 sports halls , mini theatre , large fields and large bar and social area for staff , range of staff accomodation. i went on holiday here several times when i was younger and did staff training course here and loved the staff side too !!

    tregoyd house - really nice centre , its fairly small but friendly , good range of activities and as its a smaller centre theres less staff so probably easier to make friends. ive had friends who have worked here and loved it.

    osmington bay - larger centre , lots of activities on offer including some that other centres don't have , right by the sea so has amazing views of coast ! , nice comfortable accomodation. i have heard from friends its a great centre and one of the favourites !

    dalguise - in a great location in scotland with nice surrondings and wildlife , great facilities including river and sports dome , new accomodation , few activties which other centres dont have . again it was recommended by friends !!

    beam house - nice location in devon , good for watersports as it uses nearby beach and runs specialist holidays such as watersports and surfing . ideal centre if you love watersports !!

    worst centres -

    caythorpe - hated it , it had a fair bit of grounds but you arent allowed on several parts of it so its a small centre in that respect , didnt like the layout theres a basketball court in middle of car park !! and the field is next to a horse field / farm so you arent allowed to make much noise ! some of the staff accomodation is right by the guests so staff can't make much noise after a certain time which spoilt it , staff accomodation is tatty and dirty ( cracked walls , spiders and insects in most places , mould around the windows etc ) and generally just horrible, theres also no good areas for staff to hang out as the staff room is fairly small and as above and also the room for staff to use internet is shared with teachers room and where they hold staff meetings etc so you can't chill in there properly and its closes at dinner time so you can only go in there on your day off so once a week ! if you want to use the internet regularly you will have to buy a dongle for your laptop so you can use in your room whenever you want ,the managers just arent nice and are stuck up they think their centre is the best when its the opposite and they only like the staff who bum them , so to speak . both myself and several friends hated it here and were treated badly by the management. so i would say definitely avoid caythorpe !!

    marchants hill - not as nice as other centres , staff accomodation is small and cramped , has a range of activities but they don't do watersports

    anyway i hope this list has helped you i would recommend you choose one of the best centres ive mentioned and avoid the worst ones !! i don't know anything about the other centres so if you want to go to one of them you will have to find out for yourself

    if you need any more advice just ask
    thats fantastic, really appreciate the informtion. I will certainly bear in mind the reviews on each centre.

    I really like the idea of this sort of work, and I applied for an organisation called Robinwood. I got a phone call to say they liked my application form but couldnt offer me a place on the assessment day due to no spaces. Lets hope I have more luck with this
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    No problem

    I would say you have a really good chance of getting accepted especially as you have similar experience

    Also you sooner you apply the more chance you have of getting the job role / location you want
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    anyone else ?
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    I really want too, but I don't really have any relevant experience

    I've only really played sport, not taught kids in any way.

    It says on the website you don't need to be qualified or highly experienced, what do you think are my chances?
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    I didn't have much experience either just volunteering at a kids sports club.

    I don't think it really matters as long as you are gonna enjoy that sort of thing.
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    (Original post by ufo_01)
    I didn't have much experience either just volunteering at a kids sports club.

    I don't think it really matters as long as you are gonna enjoy that sort of thing.
    Did you enjoy it? What was it like? Which centre were you at?

    Sorry for the questions.
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    yeah , the job role was good.

    I was at caythorpe court which was bad and i definitely wouldn't recommend it.
    Both myself and several friends had a bad experience there and were treated badly by the management.

    So this time im gonna choose a decent centre as I am not letting them stop me from doing what i wanna do

    What centres you applying for?
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    (Original post by ufo_01)
    yeah , the job role was good.

    I was at caythorpe court which was bad and i definitely wouldn't recommend it.
    Both myself and several friends had a bad experience there and were treated badly by the management.

    So this time im gonna choose a decent centre as I am not letting them stop me from doing what i wanna do

    What centres you applying for?

    Boreatton is going to be my first choice I think, heard a lot of people have loved it there. I don't really know what other centres to pick?! What about you?

    And what was your job role by the way?
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    I was instructor/group leader.
    i dunno whether to apply for same role or choose something else.
    I am gonna apply for Boreatton as first choice but still deciding on second choice.So we might be working together haha !
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    anyone worked there in a different role apart from instructor?
 
 
 
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