The next few weeks are going to be an increasingly competitive time for tens of thousands of students all across the UK, deciding what to focus on during their gap year or searching for alternate routes into the work place.
Watersports training specialist, Rockley Academy, have brought to light options for further education and progression within the watersports industry, where vocational training and work experience can be delivered alongside professional career development.
Rockley Academy's Professional Watersports Training (PWT) programme is a perfect choice for gap year students and those wanting a career in watersports. The intensive dinghy instructor course runs for six consecutive weeks and takes place several times a year at Rockley Academy's centre at Rockley Point, Poole, Europe's largest natural harbour.
Rockley Academy provides for all watersports training, including coaching and specialist centre management courses across the watersports disciplines of dinghy sailing, windsurfing and powerboating. The PWT course provides students with the opportunity to progress their career in both the UK and overseas and on successful completion students will be offered (subject to mutual compatibility) at least 12 weeks paid work experience at one of Rockley's centres in either England or France.
This period of further development will prove invaluable in combining what has been learnt and the progression to becoming a professional watersports instructor.
Pip Woods, Rockley Sales Manager commented "Our professional watersports training allows students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience needed to advance a career in the watersports and marine industry. We currently have several members of staff that have come up through the PWT progression program to become valued members of the full time Rockley team. There are many more that have used the PWT course as a stepping stone towards successful careers elsewhere in the marine industry and for those looking for a valuable gap year experience, the knowledge gained and experience of working with others, facing challenges and working under their own initiative within the watersports industry is priceless to employers both within our industry and further afield"
For more information on Rockley Academy visit www.rockley.org