“Sam Sykes is the Rolls Royce of expedition providers”
Deputy Headmaster – William Hulme Grammar School, Manchester
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DofE Expeditions for Schools and Groups - Whether it's instructors, kit, consultancy or something else you need to make your event work, we can help
Ideal for anyone who cannot make their school dates or does not have a team to complete their expedition with. Complete your Practice/Qualifying expedition
This 5-day DofE Gold Zoo Keepers residential combines theory with practical, hands-on experience section at the zoo, focusing on key transferable skills to take away
The world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests
“We would wholeheartedly recommend Sam Sykes Ltd as a first class DofE provider.”
Cooper School, Oxfordshire
Available Expedition Packages: Bronze | Silver | Gold
Help me with my school’s DofE Expedition
For something a little different, in conjunction with Blackpool Zoo, we offer our BIAZA award winning 5 night specialist zoo keeper’s residential.
Help me with my Gold DofE Residential
The world’s leading youth achievement award.
It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests
“Thank you so much… we had a fantastic time!”
Greensprings School, Lagos, Nigeria.
Help me with my DofE International Award
Why choose Sam Sykes™
A personalised written reference is prepared by Blackpool Zoo and Sam Sykes. This is a key item for your applications and interviews moving forwards.
Talking to schools, colleges, businesses and charities, when it comes to proving you’ve got what it takes, participation in the DofE simply cannot be beaten
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Our instructors must be professional with the ability to work effectively within a dynamic team and with participants from differing backgrounds
You must be experienced and professional with the ability to work effectively within a dynamic team and with participants from differing backgrounds
We're looking for active outdoor instructors, with extensive experience of working with DofE expedition teams throughout the UK over a number of years
Our expedition managers must be highly experienced and professional with the ability to work effectively within and in charge of dynamic teams
Freelance Outdoor Instructor Positions are available to those with a summer ML as a minimum qualification, first aid, DBS check and DofE assessor at gold
Please register your interest now by sending your C.V - Job specifications will be uploaded to this page in Autumn 2018. Thanks for looking…
"It's a once in a lifetime thing. I don't think we'll get to do the things we've done again. It's just amazing. Just do it, definitely!"
It shows how I need to move forward with my course, with my career, where I can get the experience. It's helped a lot with my uni application
Inside you’ll find everything you need to know about our wide-ranging, worldwide services that give young people the opportunity to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
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