Summer Jobs 2024: Employment Opportunities


Following the success of summer 2023, the UWC Atlantic Experience team at UWC Atlantic have announced new opportunities to do something memorable this summer.

Recruiting around 14-16 enthusiastic and dedicated summer staff aged 18+ and ideally between 18-25, you will be expected to commit to the programme fromMonday 3 June – Friday 23 August 2024 (inclusive). You will have the option to lodge at the College for a small fee – an incredible 12th-century castle surrounded by 122 acres of woodland on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.  

This will be a fast paced summer of exciting work as our groups come from all around the world and you will have an opportunity to share your summer with some amazing young people and help to make a real difference in their lives.

Whilst this list is not exhaustive, the types of activities that we provide and you are expected to deliver are: team games, problem solving, archery, orienteering, hiking, bushcraft, swimming, watersports and climbing.

One of the functions of the role is to also act as a link between the staff working the day time programme and the guests. Offering ongoing support, pastoral and wellbeing support when needed, and general supervision of the residential environment on overnight shifts.

You will not be required to have any previous experience of leading groups, outdoor activities or pastoral work but it maybe advantageous and help with your application. What is essential is that you are willing to learn, have an interest and passion for wanting to see young people achieve their potential through activities, and are willing and able to work in outdoor environments doing physical and sometimes challenging tasks. 

You must be willing and able to support young people during their stay and be a welcoming part of their household community.

All successful applicants will receive full training ahead of the programmes as well as ongoing support, monitoring and mentoring to help you develop your skills. Where possible, we will look to accredit training with recognised qualifications.

During your time off you will have access to the college facilities at agreed times and in line with our rules and operating procedures. This includes the pool and gym.



The rate of pay is £12ph (real living wage to be reviewed April 2024) or £5ph during sleep in shift (between 00:00am midnight – 06:00am). Rotas of work will be devised on a weekly basis and will include working evenings and weekends on a regular basis. It is expected that there will be around 30-50 hours of work most weeks. 

Minimum age required to apply is 18. You will be provided a uniform (t-shirt and jumper) and meals will be provided free of charge (breakfast, lunch and dinner) when the dining hall is open and/or when you are working. 

Accommodation is available and charged at £25 per week for a shared dorm room. This includes wifi, shared bathrooms, electricity, heating, kitchen, dining area and lounge. 



Further details and candidate information can be found on the UWC Atlantic Experience website: https://uwcatlanticexperience.com/summer-recruitment/

Applications close on Friday 16 February 2024 at 09.00 (GMT) and the interview process will begin week commencing Monday 26 February 2024.

For queries, please email info@uwcatlanticexperience.com.