Case studies

Sam Reading

With a passion for sports Sam is now working all over the world doing what he loves!

UKSA’s Watersports Instructor Training course delivers a teaching qualification in four disciplines – dinghy sailing, paddleboard, paddlesport and windsurfing. Thanks to UKSA’s industry connections, our WIT graduates are guaranteed interviews with top employers such as Neilson HolidaysMark Warner and Ocean Elements.

Before coming to UKSA Sam Reading worked mostly in bars and pubs. He had completed a BTEC in Sport at college but had no idea what to do next.

Sam chose UKSA because …

“… I knew that it was a very professional organisation that could help me launch my career.”

The vibe on UKSA’s campus …

“ … is fantastic. All the students and staff are chatty and friendly. I really felt at home. The bar was a great place to play pool and relax with my new mates.”

After graduating …

“ … I worked in Italy with Neilson as a watersports instructor. It was a truly amazing experience. I’m now working the winter season for Neilson as a kitchen porter in St Anton, Austria. I’m loving it so far!”

“I loved every second of the summer season in Italy and now I’m learning to ski and snowboard in Austria.”

What next, Sam?

“I’m going to keep doing Neilson seasons for a while – in the summer I’ll be working in Croatia which I’m really excited about. And one day I’d love to come back and work for UKSA.”

Sam’s advice:

“Learn as much as you can and meet as many people as you can. And remember to have fun too!”

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