Once you’ve achieved your BASI Level 2 Ski Instructor qualification, the world is your oyster. You can turn ski instruction into a career, or spend your holidays from work or University being paid to ski. The possibilities are endless!
After a Residential BASI 1/2 Course, or our BASI Level 2 Training course, you will hopefully have achieved the BASI Level 2 qualification and be ready to work as an instructor! You can work almost anywhere in the world, be it the Southern or Northern hemisphere.
As part of our BASI 1/2 courses, we offer career and recruitment support to all trainees. We have a careers seminar mid-way through the course, which is designed to help guide and assist students to find work.
What are my options?
At the end of all our courses, there is the opportunity to work straightaway! There are opportunities within New Generation, as well as our partner ski schools across Europe. During the “peak weeks” of Half Term and Easter, ski schools are crying out for instructors so is a great place to start.
If you want to continue teaching, you can head to the Southern Hemisphere for the summer months – they’re busiest in July, August and early September. This is great news for trainees wishing to start a career, as it builds teaching hours for your BASI Level 3. For those preparing to go to Uni, you get to finish your gap year on a high.
Is it competitive?
In a word, yes! As BASI Level 2 is the “gateway” qualification in the BASI system, many trainees will acheive it every year. You’re up against them, as well as seasoned Level 2’s who have done a season previously, and have more experience.
However that doesn’t mean you can’t find work – you just need to be smart in your application. During the careers seminar, you will learn everything you need to know to find work. What’s more, you’ll be training with the largest British Ski School in the Alps! We have lots of connections and people we can put you in touch with to get you started.
So how can I make my application stand out?
The main thing to know is that ski instructor applications are not normal applications! When you acheive the BASI Level 2, you’ve already demonstrated that you can ski. However, hiring managers are looking for personable instructors who will make their clients happy. So your job is to show your personality, and why you’d make an amazing instructor!
“Make your application stand out by thinking about what a particular school may be looking for. Beyond just your qualification, what is it would make you an asset to their team, and an interesting and engaging person for the ski schools clients?”
To help students prepare, Instructor Manager Adam Whale talks about this in depth during his careers talk. We have examples of good and bad CVs for students to compare, and the team (including Adam) are always available to go through CVs with individual students. There are plenty of resources available to help make your application the best it can be!
- 5 ways to make your CV stand out
- How to make your ski instructor application stand out
- The BASI Level 2 Exam