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Applications are currently closed and will re-open on 1st September for the 2023 intake.|
Recruitment process for trainee members
Anyone who has an interest in joining the Team and who meets the
Essential Qualities listed below is invited to fill in the online application form.
Anyone who has an interest in joining the Team and who meets the Essential Qualities listed below
is invited to fill in the online application form. Team recruitment takes place on an 'as needed' basis.
When the Team recruits, all held applications will be reviewed and a number of applicants will be
invited to our Base to meet some of our Team members, be given a run down as to what it means to be a
member of the Team and asked some questions about their experience and motivation for joining the Team.
They will then be assessed on their navigation and hill skills.
If successful at this stage applicants will be invited to join the Team as a Trainee member for a
probationary period of at least 1 year. During their probationary period Trainee members are
expected to achieve a specified level of competence in training as well as to attend specific
training sessions as well as a substantial number of training evenings and Team exercises.
The progress of Trainee Team Members is regulary reviewed.
At the end of the probationary period a final assessment is undertaken to
test skills and knowledge before the Team Committee make the decision as to whether the Trainee becomes a full Team member.
be able to work as part of a Team in challenging conditions
be able to follow instructions diligently
have a good level of hill fitness and are in good general health
have their own transport
be able to attend Wednesday evening for training and monthly training on Sundays
be hill walkers or mountaineers good hillcraft and navigation skills
be able to move safely and confidently on steep ground and not be afraid of heights
have the support from their families to respond to callouts
be able to give a significant amount of their time on a regular basis to partake in the Team's many activities (e.g. callouts, training, fundraising etc)
have basic IT and email skills
be willing to complete a CRB check if requested
be available during the working week or have a degree of flexibility in their employment and be able respond during working hours
1st September - recruitment opens - online applications accepted
21st December - recruitment closes - online applications stopped
January/February - initial screening, selection process, interviews, hill tests
March - Initial training commences