Summer camp recruitment & training

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Recruitment & Training services

What we do

Each year, Activate recruit and train over 1,500 seasonal staff across our own Camp, NCS and Language School programmes. We also provide our services to other companies, adding value to their recruitment and training.

With over 20 years of success and experiences to pull from, our industry experts know exactly what it takes to succeed in the physical activity, sports coaching and leisure sector. Our dedicated team of consultants & trainers understand the day to day challenge of engaging, training and placing the right staff in the right place.



We lead the way with our training in pastoral care and risk management accredited by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM). We upskill a workforce with sector specific training, for a safer delivery.

What we offer

Learning from our own journey of recruiting & training seasonal staff, schools PE staff, and full-time activity professionals, we have unprecedented insight and solutions to industry challenges.

5000+ Workforce Database

Temp/Seasonal Staffing

Permanent Placements

Workforce Training

IIRSM Training Courses

Online Training Platforms

Who we’ve worked with

Chelsea FC Foundation - Training seasonal and sessional staff digitally

In 2016 we created an online training platform for Chelsea FC Foundation to better train their community coaches. The learning platform has trained over 500 seasonal staff combining the Foundation’s company specific training and IIRSM approved courses.

Oxford International - Sourcing and upskilling seasonal staff

Over the past 4 years we have worked closely with Oxford International to provide active, fun and engaging activity leaders to work on their Language School Programmes across the UK. Alongside recruitment we have also delivered bespoke training to all their seasonal staff with a clear focus on behaviour management, activity session delivery and sports instruction. We have also provided teams of staff to deliver bespoke sporting activity days on their programmes.

UK Elite - Engaging and training UK based staff before their journey to the US

For 3 years, Activate provided UK Elite with an online training platform for all UK based coaches who were about to head out on their journey to coach with UK Elite in the USA. The platform focused on educating staff on UK Elite’s policies and procedures, UK Elite US coaching set up and soccer coaching in the US in general. The site also allowed coaches to speak to each other via a forum, ideal for nervous staff about to move half way across the world.

LA Galaxy Orange County - Creating a bespoke training platform for their US based staff

Activate currently provide an online training platform for LA Galaxy OC to train all their coaches ahead of starting work in the US. The content includes policies, coaches handbooks, coaching videos and training on how to use Proactive Reporting. LA Galaxy OC use the platform to regularly update staff through live pages.

Ardmore - Providing skilled sports staff to deliver coaching sessions

Over the past 5 years we have worked with Ardmore in a flexible ad-hoc recruitment partnership providing qualified specialist sports staff to deliver on their Language School Programmes. This has ranged between a single staff member to a team of 10, across a wide variety of sports.

UK International Soccer - Recruiting suitable football coaches for short to long term contracts in the US

Activate continue to work with UKIS to source suitable football qualified coaches to work on a variety of contracts in the US.

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