Want to work or volunteer at Liverpool Wake Park?
There are plenty of ways to work and help out at Liverpool Wake Park. We can fully train you to become an instructor or you can volunteer to help out and get free riding. We are a training site for the British Waterski and Wakeboard and are the flagship System 2.0 wake park in the UK. Industry Wake Parks are the UK and Ireland distributors for Sesitec cable systems and we wrote the operating guidelines and training manuals. There is no better place to get your training and start working in this awesome industry.
Below is a list of ways you can work at Liverpool Wake Park:
This is the most basic way of working for us and helping out. We have loads of jobs that need doing, like handing out flyers, putting up posters, cleaning wetsuits, helping unload obstacles, running the competitions like the Grassroots Tour, supervising our Friday Night Jams, Cutting Edge Kids Clubs and Wake Academy’s and many more. When you help out you can gain free riding time!
Here are a few examples:
Half day handing out flyers and posters: Free riding or credit in the pro shop.
Full day working on one of our trade stands at events like Wakestock, London Boat Show, University Freshers Fares, Open Days, etc: Free riding, credit in the pro shop or free entry to the event.
Help supervising riders during kids Cutting Edge Club or Wake Academy (you would need to have a valid CRB for this): Credit in the shop or at the wake park.
Full day work helping in the shop: Credit in the shop or at the wake park.
Operator / Instructor
We are always in need of System operators and instructors. In order to work operating the systems you must have a valid BWSW System 2.0 Operators License. If you want to become an operator you can do a course right here at our wake park!
Operator Course – Paid
We are the main training site in the UK for becoming a BWSW System 2.0 Operator and Instructor. Once you get this license you can go anywhere in the world and work a System 2.0 wake park. There are almost 300 around the world and over 35 in the UK. That is a huge amount of awesome job opportunities that this qualification gives you.
In order to become a System 2.0 Operator you need to gain 20 logged hours of practice at operating the cable. The first 5 hours are with staff riding and then the last 15 are with customers. You will learn how to safely operate and how to correctly instruct people and improve their riding. The 20 logged hours must be done with a member of our crew over looking you and training.
In order to pass your Operators License you need the following:
Gain 20 logged hours experience
Be a member of the BWSW
Have a valid first aid certificate
Have a valid CRB check
Attend a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop
Pass your day practical exam
We can help you achieve all these give you a great qualification which leads to a fun job working in a great industry. The course can be done over a week or it can be spread out over a month or even a year.
The full cost of the course is £750.
This is available to anyone and at any time.
Operator Course – Volunteer
This is exactly the same as above, but instead of paying £750 for the course, your work 10 days for Liverpool Wake Park. These 10 days could be done 10 straight after each other or they could be done over a period of a month, year, etc
Please note we can not always fit in the volunteer course, it depends on are staff levels at the time you apply. It would also be dependant on viewing your CV and an interview.
When you are at school you need to do work experience placements, we can happily offer these placements at our wake park. During the work experience you will learn how the park runs, help in the shop, on the counter, booking people in, helping with daily checks, getting customer ready for their lesson, teaching dry land lessons, etc You will learn how to deal with customers and how to offer great customer satisfaction.