Jobs and apprenticeships at Beam House
Beam is the full outdoor package and a great place to call home.
Beam House in beautiful North Devon might be one of PGL’s smaller centres but what is lacks in size, it certainly doesn’t lack in atmosphere. With its laid back feel it is no surprise that the centre is based a short drive from some of the UK's best surfing beaches including Westward Ho!
At Beam House you really get to make the most out of the great outdoors as not only are you in close proximity to the sea but you are also surrounded by woodland and fields. The famous Tarka Trail runs right through the centre providing a unique way of reaching nearby towns including Torrington.
Great for: Surfers, beach lovers, cycling, watersports and living near the coast
Season: February - October
Number of guests: 156 (aged 7-17, Schools and Unaccompanied children)
Number of staff: 35-45
Accommodation style: In shared rooms in the 17th Century country house or staff accommodation blocks. During the peak summer weeks some staff may stay in single tents.
Staff facilities at Beam House include:
- Staff room with TV and DVD
- Laundry facilities
- Drying room
- Barbecue/Campfire area
- Wi-Fi available for staff in communal areas
- Use of activity equipment e.g. bikes and surf boards
- Challenge Course
- Climbing Wall
- Fencing, High Level Ropes Course
- Initiative Exercises
- Mountain Biking
- Rifle Shooting
- Sensory Trail
- Wave Boarding
- Zip Wire
- Blow Karting (land-based speed sailing)
- Body Boarding
- Coastal Walk
- Speed Sailing
- Stunt Kites
Beam House is set in 20 acres of woodland and playing fields and is approximately 5 miles from the picturesque water front town of Bideford which boasts some of the best pubs, music and restaurants in north Devon. Even closer, is the welcoming town of Torrington, set in the midst of rolling, unspoilt green countryside 2 miles down the Tarka Trail from Beam House.
A little bit further afield is Barnstaple with enough to do to keep you busy on your days off.
Finally how could you live in Devon without visiting the beach? Westward Ho! Beach, just a short drive from Beam House, attracts surfers from miles around.
- The Tarka Trail that runs through Beam House got its name from the 1927 book Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson
- During the Civil War Beam House was used as an outpost for the Royalist army
- Torrington is renowned for its spectacular bonfires including the torching of a half-scale replica of Nelson’s Trafalgar flagship HMS Victory and a full-scale replica of London's Pudding Lane at the time of the Great Fire.
- The local football team Bideford AFC has never been relegated in 60 seasons, an achievement only equaled by Arsenal and Everton.
Key PGL Facts
Need more convincing to apply? Surely not, but if so – here are a few ‘must know’ key facts:
- we employ over 3,000 people every year
- over 400,000 guests visit a PGL centre every year
- we are old! We have been providing activity holidays since 1957 (almost 60 years)
- we have the most competitive staff package
- we are the employer of choice within the outdoor activity industry!