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Rockley Watersports

Rockley Watersports - Details

Rockley Watersports was founded in 1976 by sailors for sailors. Over the years the small sailing school on the beach at Rockley Point in Poole has grown to become one of the largest and most highly regarded sailing centre in the UK with thousands of people passing through its centres every year.  Now with further centres in Poole and 3 activity centres in southwest France, the family-run company employs some of the most highly qualified, experienced and dedicated watersports professionals of any centre.

We are also super excited to be opening our first land-based centre in the heart of the Purbecks in 2021

In addition to our training courses, we also offer activity holidays to school groups and family watersports holidays. With nearly 40 years’ experience, Rockley Watersports is dedicated to combining its personal, individualised approach with the professionalism of a fast growing, innovative organisation.

Rockley – at a glance

  • Largest sailing centre in the UK, responsible for training more than 25% of ALL dinghy Instructors AND Senior Instructors in the country

  • Rockley operates 6 activity centres – 3 in Dorset and 3 in France.

  • Rockley welcomes more than 10,000 children, young people and adults across its activity centres each year

  • Rockley’s NCFE L3 is the ONLY such course in the country where students can gain National Governing Body teaching qualifications at the same time as getting the equivalent of 3 A Levels

  • Rockley has more than 600 boats, boards and bikes across our 6 activity centres.

Our reputation is one which we are extremely proud of and is based on our long record of providing the highest quality of instruction, equipment, safety and of course fun.

This reputation has been responsible for introducing thousands of individuals, families and school children to the delights of watersports and hopefully facilitates a life-long love and participation in a least one of the sports that we provide training and experience in. What sets Rockley apart is always the fantastic team who go the extra mile for our customers which is why our customers return year after year and so do our staff!

At the centre of everything we do is our team. We know that they are our number one asset. Each year we work with over 150 individuals to provide the best seasonal work experience we possibly can. So whether you are thinking about your first job in the watersports industry, or looking for the next step in your career, we know that as the largest watersports trainer in the UK, we can provide many opportunities for you to progress. When and where possible we also encourage onsite training to enhance both your personal and professional development.

Want to join the Rockley team?

When working at Rockley Watersports you will be living, working and socialising with like-minded people from a variety of backgrounds. Are you someone that thrives on challenge, enjoys the satisfaction of delivering great quality service and loves working as part of a team?  What we ask from you, is that you are hard-working, friendly, highly motivated, loyal and willing to work in a varied and fun environment. A season with us will not only be fun, challenging and rewarding, but will also add a wealth of experience and valued skills to your CV.