[sng_plainbox]Hi, my name is Emma and I work as the Instructor Course Administrator at New Generation. The best part about my job is seeing the progression of students; watching them book on to a course with us, pass their exams and then move on to further training or to teach is very rewarding.
When taking any course there is always the question in your head “where is this going to lead to and what opportunities will come from this?” and from the majority of people that apply for our ski instructor courses one of the first questions we get asked is what employment opportunities will there be after the course.
For many of our 2013 Gap Course students their first experience of working came very soon after the Gap Course with them going to teach over the busy Easter period for Interski in Italy in the Aosta Valley. We have a very great relationship with Interski with them offering our Level 2 qualified instructors work placements ranging from 1 – 4 weeks and you can read In Hugh Jollys Story that he really enjoyed his two week placement in Pila, Italy.
Since finishing the Gap Course a large number of our students then went on to successfully apply for ski instructing jobs in the Southern Hemisphere for the summer. What a great opportunity for them being able to put all they have learnt during their 10 week course in to action! To mention a few of these students, Rosalind and Tom are going to be based at Whakapapa NZ, and Sam Keith has found employment for the season at Mt Hutt on New Zealand’s South Island.
Sam has been teaching a mixture of children’s group lessons and Adult private lessons. You can read all about Sam’s experiences so far on his blog that he will be writing whilst he is there: Sam’s Life Upside Down.
With huge amounts of snow hitting many resorts in New Zealand it looks as though it is going to be a great season for them all.
Across the pond in Australia we also have some of our 2013 Gap students embarking on their first instructing jobs, Max and James flew out to Thredbo at the beginning of June, Hugh is settling in Selwyn and Kaylee will be starting at Perisher, working with school groups at Smiggin Holes.
With a slightly slower start to the season than New Zealand in terms or snow we are sure that the heavens will open soon and a great season will be had by all.
We can’t wait for an update on how things are going for our 2013 Gap Students. Look out on the Blog for their accounts on how it feels to now be the instructors