The Bear Grylls Survival Academy began in late November 2012 where the first group of clients went on an extreme 6 day, gruelling survival course in the Scottish Highlands. Since our inaugural course we have expanded heavily around the British Isles, Europe, in the USA, China and more. We give outdoor enthusiasts the chance to learn Bear's self-rescue survival techniques from his personal team of highly qualified instructors - these are some of the most challenging and empowering courses on the planet. We are calling all outdoor enthusiasts and budding adventurers in the UK and USA, looking for a new and exciting challenge,to participate in our Bear Grylls Survival Academy Instructor Courses. The intensive three day IOL accredited course is designed to train and ultimately recruit the next generation of instructors.

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What makes your company different from similar gap year providers?

Here at The Bear Grylls Survival Academy we offer a variety of courses at different extremity levels and for all audiences from kids to outdoor enthusiasts to hardcore adventurers. With courses popping up all over the globe we need to recruit freelance instructors to work as a part of the team. We have many success stories of guys and girls coming through the instructors academy who are now working directly with Bear's team on TV shoots, recces and stunts. Our team of instructors are regularly being sent around the world taking training sessions on Bear's unique survival techniques to new and potential partners and assuring quality control.

This course is accredited by the IOL (Institute for Outdoor Learning)

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How many people do you take on your gap years each year?

Our Instructor Academy is becoming increasingly popular with courses currently running every quarter. Courses are limited to just 12 per course so each individual has one on one attention. This course is accredited by the IOL (Institute for Outdoor Learning)

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Why are you a good company to travel or work with?

Potential instructors should be enthusiastic, charismatic and energetic... why apply for the Bear Grylls Survival Academy? Learn the unique survival skills and Bear's self-rescue ethos in a fun and challenging environment.