Following on from our successful CARVE Programmes (from 2011 to 2015), Landon Carver’s latest Erasmus + Programme with our partners UCPA will be delivered in early 2016. Selected participants will spend 30 days immersed in the running of the UCPA centre in Chamonix.
This opportunity provides funding for 9 candidates to spend 30 days working alongside their UCPA counterparts in their renowned Chamonix centre at the foot of Mont Blanc, France. Candidates will spend time experiencing the French approach to delivering outdoor adventure/education, this includes all aspects of work in the French ski centres as they shadow UCPA instructors and sit in on briefings as well as take on a variety of tasks involved in running the UCPA centre. This programme will provide candidates with practical enhancement of their existing outdoor adventure skills, and will introduced them to a new sport (ski or snowboarding).
9 candidates will be given the opportunity in staggered blocks. 3 fly out in January, 3 in February and the remaining 3 in March 2016. The funding covers all associated travel costs, insurance, some branded clothing, a subsistence amount as well as accommodation for the duration of the stay.
Participants will experience, observe and learn techniques and systems that will enhance the service they deliver in their workplaces in Ireland. Successful candidates will be scheduled to work in a number of areas of centre, such as equipment maintenance, entertainment, restaurant, reception, guest services and distribution.
During the placement participants will:
Participants Roles and Responsibilities
While not essential it is desirable for candidates to:
Interested applicants should send a CV along with a letter (No more than 500 words), outlining why they believe they should be chosen for the placement this year. Candidates will be shortlisted by Landon Carver based on criteria supplied by UCPA.
Please send CV as well as letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday 19th Feb the with the subject line ‘Application KA1 UCPA’.
Interviews will take place on the week of the 22nd – 25th Feb 2016 in Landon Carver Offices, Ground Floor, Mayoralty House, Flood Street, Galway.
Briefing will take place on the weekend of the 27th Feb 2016 in Landon Carver Offices, Galway.
N.B. All successful candidates must attend. It should take no more than a few hours.
Participant’s Final Report materials and Dissemination must be completed and returned within 30 days of their return to Landon Carver Offices, Ground Floor, Mayoralty House, Flood Street, Galway. Failure to do so will result in financial penalty’s.