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Expedition Skills Trainer

  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2022
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  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2022
  • On board

For 130 years, we’ve been committed to continuously improving what we do for our guests and the people we work with. As Expedition Skills Trainer, you’ll be responsible for those under training and Freelance trainers hired from time to time.

Work with great people

Tessa van Drie
Expedition Leader
"For ten years I’ve been motivated and supported to try different roles and grew into the role of Expedition Leader. Together with the team on board we aim to give our guests a journey a lifetime."
Kris Willassen
Head of Port and Nautical Operations
"Working in an international environment with ships and professional colleagues from all around the world is very inspiring and motivating!"

Skills & Requirements

Enjoys travel and building working relationships with new people. Is not afraid to offer constructively critical advice. Can switch between active training and administration roles as required. Is happy with remote supervision.

Role Description:
The Expedition Skills Trainer will

  • Teach power boat driving (both tiller and console), interpretation, guiding, emergency procedures, hike leadership, use of computer systems, etc. both on board ships and at shore locations, worldwide.
  • Carry out the administration required to support the teaching, including arranging flights, accommodation, booking cabins, record keeping etc.
  • With the Training Manager, design and implement new courses as required by the itineraries.
  • Assist the Training Manager in the writing of procedures for the expedition operation
  • Assist the Training Manager in the pre-boarding and on-boarding of new staff
  • Project manage one off events such as training camps, ramp up training events, etc

Experience required:


  • Expedition cruising industry or similar, including boat driving experience or Powerboat Instruction in a variety of environments
  • Working without direct supervision
  • Dynamic risk assessment of changing environments and the viability of training
  • Systematic approach to administration


  • Working with firearms or in areas with polar bears
  • Designing face to face or online courses
  • Experience with warm water expedition cruising

Qualifications required:

  • Hold or be able to easily obtain a Powerboat Instructors qualification

To Apply

  • Please complete the application in Jobylon by up loading your CV and a covering letter.
  • Your letter should include why you would like to work with us, what you'll bring to the role, and a bit about you!
  • Note that this is full time, permanent role, contracted through our London office.

Great Place to Work

  • Play your part

  • Inspire the Adventure

  • Make tomorrow better

About the company

The undisputed global leader in sustainable inspirational adventure travel — a catalyst for change towards a greener travel industry. Formed in 1893, Hurtigruten Group is the world’s leading adventure travel group. We have 2,400+ employees worldwide, representing more than 50 nationalities. They form part of three main business Units — Hurtigruten Expeditions, Hurtigruten Coastal Express and Hurtigruten Svalbard — which offer unique small-ship and land-based adventures from pole-to-pole.

At Hurtigruten Expeditions, we sail guests on adventures to more than 250 destinations across 30+ countries. Through the experience of exploration, we are changing people’s perspectives on what adventure travel looks like while impacting the lives of millions of people.

As a Group, we are revolutionising the travel industry’s approach to sustainability through a number of vital initiatives to protect the world we explore.

Quick overviewTOM

Single-use plastic banHurtigruten was the first major travel company to have removed single-use plastic from its entire fleet and our hotels.

Hybrid Explorer shipsHurtigruten has two hybrid-electric powered expedition cruise ships that offer a 20% reduction of fuel consumption.

Beach cleanupsHurtigruten Expedition Teams encourage guests to take part in beach clean-ups, which results in several metric tonnes of trash every year being removed.

Hurtigruten FoundationThe Foundation specialises in the conservation of endangered species, fighting against marine and plastic pollution.

Hurtigruten Expeditions

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