A Cornishman is enjoying the adventurous career of a lifetime after gaining employment which has him working in countries such as Greece, Lapland and Turkey.
James Sobey who lives in Coads Green near Launceston, completed his studies in Adventure Sport at Duchy College Stoke Climsland and has since seen his career go worldwide with In2action and Canterbury Travels.
“From April until November I have been working in Greece as an outdoor instructor for archery, paddle boarding and other sports including high ropes,” James said.
“I have loved every minute of it, it was really long hours, but it was fantastic. I have learnt as one door opens it can lead to so many opportunities for you. In2action work with so many companies, I will soon be working for Canterbury Travels as a Mobile Husky Navigation Instructor in Lapland for six weeks before being based in a holiday village in Turkey for seven months.”
James explained that his fascination with the great outdoors began when he was a boy and that “this is the dream industry for me to work in”.
“My main advice for other students is to keep looking for employment, even if you get rejected at first,” he continued.
“With In2action they work with companies which cover all of Europe and there are so many opportunities for progression up to supervisor and manager at large resorts. I would definitely recommend the Adventure Sport course, I’m really proud of studying at Duchy College.”
Team Lead for Sport at Duchy College, Darren Evans, said James has worked “incredibly hard to get to where he is now” and “we are very proud of his achievements in the outdoor industry”.
“Like other students on the Adventure Sports programmes at Duchy College, James has developed a number of excellent skills like teamwork, leadership, communication and perseverance. All of these skills are essential for an Adventure Sports Instructor.”