Apprentice Sea Kayak/SUP program

 From 1st March to 30th October 

Sea Kayak/SUP program

From 1st March to 30th October

Position: Apprentice Sea Kayak/SUP program  (working internship)  
Hours: Flexible work conditions - Work days and hours will vary with the season and the weather
Job location: Aeolian Islands
Base: Vulcano Island 
Season: From1st March to 30th October; (minimum 4 weeks internship)

This position is designed for individuals to gain experience and develop their skills as a sea kayaker. It is an excellent opportunity to learn and practice technical sea kayaking/SUP skills, guiding skills, gain confidence in being a leader, and become a sound decision maker. A Sicily in kayak Apprentice program will gain experience and develop their skills under the guidance of some of the industry’s highest qualified and experienced head sea kayak guide.
Sicily in Kayak has a program to off-set the price of 4 weeks internship. A Sea Kayak/SUP program apprentice can apply for a working internship with Sicily in Kayak. This internship gives the apprentice the opportunity to work and learn at the sea kayaking center for a period of 4 weeks, this formula will cover the fees owed by the apprentice for his/her internship. At the end of the internship period it will be possible for the apprentice, if he so wishes, to be integrated (salaried) in the Sicily in kayak technical team for the following months, see Sea Kayak/SUP Guide.

Skills required:
- a B.C. 1 Sea Star or equivalent (E.P.P.1)
- EU citizenship (or valid work visa for Sicilia)
- very good spoken English (Italian is a HUGE plus)
- availability for the 4 weeks 
- a very safety-conscious attitude
- a friendly, outgoing personality and a passion for helping people of all ages and backgrounds.

Sicily in kayak will provide with:
-Accommodation in Vulcano Is. (to share possibly) at the special price of Euro 320 for the 4 weeks 
-If the Sea Kayak Apprentice receives a guest on permission, he/she will owe 15€ per day
-The potential for longer term or repeat seasonal employment
-Potential for tips and performance bonus (es)
-No meals includid

-A Sicily in kayak sea kayak/SUP Apprentice may get the opportunity to assist Half or Full day excursions on Vulcano, Lipari and Salina islands. 
-A Sicily in kayak Sea kayak/SUP Apprentice may get the opportunity to assist on multi-day trips. 
-Learn to be responsible for safety and risk management on the trip. 
-Full training B.C. Sea Kayak Award

Duties and responsibilities:
-Keep the sea kayak centre and the common areas with the guides, including the kitchen and bathroom at the nautical base clean and ordered.
-Keep all the equipment (Sea Kayak/SUP/Sail boat) wash, dry, order and clean.
-Help with the quality control of equipment.
-Take appropriate action to promote and sell sea kayaking/SUP in Vulcano.

Sea Kayak/SUP Guiding is a Profession:
Our client’s expect that their Guide/s have the necessary training and experience to make the right decisions at all times. It is therefore that we at Sicily in Kayak are committed to the education and the training of Sea Kayak/SUP apprentice. During the course of an internship, Guide Interns will gain both the knowledge and practical experience required to lead sea kayakers safely and competently. A Sicily in Kayak Apprentice  Internship is a great opportunity to gain firsthand insight into the life of a Sea Kayak Guide; working as an Apprentice Intern is a great introduction to the rigors of a career in the outdoor industry of Sea Kayaking and a great way for an individual to start working towards becoming a Guide.

Sicily in kayak
has put together a 4 week Apprentice training program. It is aimed at intermediate paddlers wanting to work in the industry. At the end of the course you will have the experience (no qualifications) to run safe, enjoyable and informative trips in a variety of conditions. We will base the course in and out of Vulcano using the variety of locations in the local area to develop your guiding skills. You will receive, for the duration of the internship, the complete set of guide kits for which you will be responsible (Kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid, spray skirt) to ensure you are ready for working in the industry. 

Certification Sea Kayak award:
In Italy, on Elba island (Tuscany) the British Canoeing “Sea Kayak award” Certificate will be issued by the British Canoeing provider Giuseppe Debernardi  ( once the skills required by the certification have been achieved, the cost of the certification will be at a price agreed with those who have practiced the 4 weeks internship of sea kayak training at Sicily in kayak (25% paid by Sicily in kayak).
For Apprentices who do 3 months of work with Sicily in kayak after the 4 weeks of internship, the total cost of the certification will be offer by sicily in kayak, with Giuseppe Debernardi ( at his kayak base in Tuscany and on the dates agreed with him)

Apprentice Sea Kayak/SUP program
 Hiring Season
If you are highly motivated to become a Sea Kayak/SUP Apprentice than please send us a covering letter describing your desire to become it, a long with a current résumé. We accept and welcome applications all year round. 
The following is an overview of the process we use for selecting our Sea Kayak/SUP  Apprentice:

Step 1  – Initial applicant CV review (Level of sea kayak – Sea kayak/SUP guiding experience (if you have) 
Step 2  – Interview (via whatsapp with live video)
Step 3 – Offer of a Sea Kayak/SUP apprentice position to successful applicant/s.

Applicants who do not have access with live video will not be considered for a position. 
Please note: Sicily in kayak receives many more applications each year than we have positions to fill. It is to your advantage to submit your application as soon as possible. 
In the event that an  Sea Kayak/SUP apprentice is granted they will be expected to provide security to ensure that they in fact will complete the full 4 week.

For more information:
please contact  Eugenio:
phone or whatsapp +39 3333178800
 or e-mail


Address: contrada Vulcanello SNC 98050 Vulcano
Phone-WhatsApp: +393333178800

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