From forklift driver to Watersports instructor, Elliot explains how he gained confidence and skills whilst training with UKSA!

Elliot McCreery windsurfing in Greece with NeilsonTo address the shortage of qualified watersports instructors in the activity holiday industry, UKSA has teamed up with Neilson, the active holiday specialist, to train high-calibre staff for jobs in beach resorts around the world. On completion of our ten-week Watersports Instructor Training course you will be guaranteed employment for two seasons in either Greece, Sardinia or Croatia. The course is run in Greece by Neilson instructors and UKSA’s lead instructor, and the price includes tuition and all flight transfers and accommodation.

Elliot McCreery was working as a forklift driver and warehouse operator when he heard about UKSA from a friend. Our link with Neilson was important to him – he wants to work for Neilson as the company is renowned within the industry and has locations in beautiful places all over the globe.

Elliot shares his story:

“Since beginning the Watersports Instructor Training at UKSA I have gained a lot of confidence and learnt all sorts of skills such as RYA Seamanship, which enabled me to achieve my RYA Dinghy Instructor and work towards RYA Start Windsurf, for when we cover windsurfing.”

Elliot McCreery among friends in Greece with Neilson

What advice would you give to anyone considering the course?

“I would advise anyone considering whether to do this course to not hesitate, but just do it. It’s really good fun. Now I’ve graduated I’m not sure which resort I’ll go to but I’m very excited to be working away for my first season. I really love snowboarding so in the future I’d like to work in ski resorts.”

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