/ JOBS: Trainee Route Setter at Castle Climbing
An exciting opportunity has opened to become the Castle’s Trainee Route Setter!
The Castle Route Setting department is looking for a keen learner with little or no route setting experience but strong enthusiasm for the sport of climbing to join our team as a part-time trainee route setter. You will work around 20h a week and will hold a number of duties and responsibilities within the route setting department while learning how to route set to a high standard.
You must have an aptitude for learning new skills quickly and respond well to feedback. Ideal candidate will have a good climbing technique and ability, an eye for detail, analytical thinking when it comes to climbing movement and be a team player. An interest in all route setting department functions and operations is essential although no prior knowledge of these is required.
Your duties will include:
NOTE: we are not looking for experienced setters but rather wish to develop new professionals and are therefore looking for climbers with little or no route setting experience.
Application deadline: Monday 16th December
If you think you might have the talent for route setting and you are committed to learning, this could be the opportunity of a lifetime!
Please e-mail our Setting Manager Kornelija@castle-climbing.co.uk to receive a job description and person specification.
I have emailed Kornelia already.
It would probably be a good start to get her name right...
She has got back to me with person spec and job description.
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