top 5 reasons to work for PGL
Top 5 reasons
Making up your mind up about the next stage in your career or life is a big decision and one that needs a lot of thought as well as the right information.
To help you make a decision, we've compiled the following top 5 reasons why we think PGL could be the right employment choice for you!
1. It’s so much more than just a job
Working with PGL truly is more than just a job. You will meet people that will become friends for life; you will have experiences you will never forget and gain skills that you will utilise throughout your career.
PGL provides a fun and vibrant working environment providing the support and tools to enable you to develop and grow. Working with PGL opens you up to an amazing experience and lifestyle that will shape you as an individual both in and out of a working environment.
PGL’s approach to development suits a wide range of people’s needs whether it is an alternative to university or college, a gap year experience, a job to work around your home life, or a change in career, PGL will give you the guidance and structure to succeed.
We have so many people come back to PGL year after year because they enjoy working with PGL. Yes it is a job... but it’s also so much more.
2. Our 24 fantastic locations
All PGL centres and locations are unique, offering you a fantastic backdrop for your PGL experience.
With 24 centres across the UK, France and Spain, PGL can offer more locations than any other employer in the outdoor industry, with longer seasons, meaning greater career progression opportunities, longer contracts and happier staff. You’ll find PGL centres operating in beach-side locations, converted country houses, châteaux and former holiday parks. Our centres offer a great base from which to explore during your free time: think white water paddling, climbing, heading into the bright lights of London or Paris or simply lazing on the beach. Whatever you are in to you will find a PGL centre that is perfect for you!
3. No qualifications? No worries!
PGL offer great entry level roles so if you don’t have any previous qualifications it is not a problem. When you start a job with PGL you soon will!
We want your application to show us that you’re motivated, responsible, willing to learn and can relate to young people. If you bring these attributes to PGL, we can provide you with the skills, training, confidence and support to grow in your new job role as well as access to a wealth of nationally-recognised qualifications to help further your career in your chosen field.
4. Gain great experience for your CV and transferable skills
You can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience without a job – sound familiar?
Especially after School, College or University it can be hard to show employers what skills you have without having the work experience to back it up. Make your CV really stand out from the crowd. Even one season with PGL adds the necessary work experience to highlight your skills and strengths to really boost your CV.
Many employers look for evidence of initiative, independence, resourcefulness, team-working and confidence on the CVs of their future employees. These are all transferable skills you’ll gain in abundance from working for PGL. Having PGL on your CV will show prospective employers that you are trustworthy, responsible and motivated.
5. Save yourself LOTS of money developing your career!
Taking part in our RYA and BC accredited watersports training courses can save you around £2,000 compared to gaining these qualifications at your own expense. We’ll train you, provide you with specialist equipment, log book hours, fantastic locations, transport to resort and your centre of work plus accommodation and meals.
The only cost you may incur is the membership fee required to join the National Governing Body of the relevant activity organisation to validate your qualifications.
Similarly, our Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship programmes are all offered free of charge yet could cost you up to £1,000 if you enrolled on the same course at college. All training courses are provided free of charge on the provision that you complete your contract of employment with us.
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 experienced! We have been providing activity holidays since 1957, thats 60 years!
- we have the most competitive staff package
- we are the employer of choice within the outdoor activity industry!