Jobs and apprenticeships at Little Canada
Isle of Wight
Nestled in the trees on the banks of Wootton Creek, Little Canada is a hidden gem!
If you like sun, sea and stunningly picturesque scenery then look no further. Nestled by the inlet waters of Wootton Creek on the Isle of Wight, Little Canada has a warm and welcoming feel and offers everything you need.
Just off the beaten track (but close enough to easily hop back on!) it offers staff endless possibilities to explore the island. For those keen to head to the mainland the ferry port is just round the corner and staff benefit from subsidised tickets.
Great for: Watersports, Geology / Geologists (SSSI), Sports Enthusiasts, Music Lovers and People looking to make plenty of new friends
Season: February - November
Number of guests: 720 (aged 7-18, Schools, Families and Unaccompanied children)
Number of staff :150
Accommodation style: Various including en-suite wooden cabins, shared mobile holiday homes, shared rooms in a large on-site house. All bed linen, duvets and pillows are provided.
Staff facilities at Little Canada include:
- Large Bar ‘Mounties Retreat’
- Laundry facilities
- Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
- Sports Hall
- Staff Room
- Staff room with TV
- All Aboard
- Canadian Canoeing
- Circus Skills
- Indoor Climbing
- Climbing Tower
- Dragon Boat Racing
- Dragon’s Quest
- First Aid
- Giant Swing
- High Rope Elements & Zip Wire
- Keelboat Sailing
- Ladder Logic
- Low Ropes Course
- Nature Walk
- Parachute Games
- Problem Solving
- Quad Biking
- Raft Building
- Sensory Trail
- Team Games
- The Matrix
- Tunnel Trail
For a relatively small Island, the Isle of Wight certainly packs a punch way above its weight. It has become a place synonymous with legendary music festivals, sailing regattas, world renowned tourist attractions, food festivals and the White Air extreme sports festival. It has a number of golden beaches, scenic walks, fantastic cycle routes and some of the UK’s most stunning coastline. However, for those who are less active there’s a huge number of restaurants, clubs, shops and cafes. A quick bus journey away you’ll find a multiscreen cinema, tenpin bowling and an ice rink. To top things off, why not give the famous Ghost Walk tours a go!
Want to know more about Little Canada and the Isle of Wight?
- Named ‘Little Canada’ after the Canadian style wooden cabins that were built
- Opened as a family Holiday Camp in 1930
- Site was bought by Fred Pontin in the 1950’s
- In 1992 it was transformed to be one of the UK’s largest Outdoor Education centres
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!