Trainee Tutor (Graduate Development Programme)

Various FSC Locations

Apprentice salary of £9,380 per annum

37.5 hours per week / Fixed term for 53 weeks t o commence on 19 September 2022

Accommodation available

“Working with young people to share our passion and knowledge to inspire our future scientists, environmentalists, conservationists, campaigners, teachers, global citizens…” FSC Tutor.

Field Studies Council wants to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment so they can enjoy the benefits it gives and make choices that help protect it. We offer a range of field studies courses to visiting groups across our centres based all over the UK in stunning locations.

This Graduate Development Programme is designed to equip individuals with the skills and attributes to become Outdoor Education Tutors, building experience through the delivery of courses to an increasingly wide range of audiences also whilst working towards a nationally recognised Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship qualification.

During the programme each Trainee Tutor will be placed at an FSC centre, set in beautiful countryside, and will work and learn with likeminded people who have a great team ethic.

You will gain valuable experience of:

  • Delivering active outdoor learning in a variety of environments, weather conditions and terrain
  • Delivering specific activities and teaching groups within standard / core courses
  • Supporting teaching staff in course delivery, involving welcoming groups and preparing classrooms, workrooms, resources, equipment, IT and vehicles
  • Supporting in the delivery of community and outreach environmental projects
  • Being part of an FSC duty system that provides 24-hour cover

We are looking for people educated to degree level in Science, Geography, Environmental Studies, Maths or a closely allied discipline; with experience of and enthusiasm for being in the outdoor environment; and who have the ability to use standard office software, social media and SMART technology to effectively support learning.

If you are interested in participating in a Graduate Development Programme with an internationally respected organisation enthusing and inspiring people of all ages about the natural world through first-hand experience, then we look forward to receiving your application!

Please refer to the full Graduate Development Programme description for full details.

We ask that you have –

  • A great work ethic where aptitude and attitude are key
  • A natural pride in the work you produce
  • A flexible and adaptive approach able to perform using your own initiative both independently and as a team player
  • A professional manner in all that you do
  • An empathy with the aims and objectives of Field Studies Council
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges


  • Holidays – 28 days, excluding bank holidays (increases with length of service – up to 2 extra days)
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay
  • 24hr Counselling Helpline Service
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Training & Development
  • Happy to talk flexible working!

If you have any queries regarding the programme, please call Vicki Wood on 01299 250513.

We look forward to receiving your application in due course.

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 14 July 2022.

Interviews are scheduled to take place via Zoom on the 20th and 21st July 2022.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and/or email.