The Bushcraft Company advice

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RustyGrylls

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Hi,
I've been working as an outdoor instructor for a few years now and want to start to specialise in bushcraft.
Has anyone ever worked for the bushcraft company? I feel like this good be a good place to start.

Any advice on getting a job / what its like to work with these guys.

any advise would be greatly appcaited

cheers
Rusty
 

Woody girl

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I've not worked for a bushcraft company but I hear it's hard to get a job. Everyone wants to do it but there are very few openings. It certainly won't be full time especially at first. Best advice I've read elsewhere is to find a school near you take some courses so you get known and then offer your skills as a volenteer hopefully you can work your way in to a job somewhere. Good luck.
 
I've not worked for a bushcraft company but I hear it's hard to get a job. Everyone wants to do it but there are very few openings. It certainly won't be full time especially at first. Best advice I've read elsewhere is to find a school near you take some courses so you get known and then offer your skills as a volenteer hopefully you can work your way in to a job somewhere. Good luck.
Thats exactly the wayi did it.

its long days
its nowhere near as glamerous as people think it is.
its being chirpy at all times and weather conditions

However it is Fantastic and i love it
 

Limaed

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I've not worked for a bushcraft company but I hear it's hard to get a job. Everyone wants to do it but there are very few openings. It certainly won't be full time especially at first. Best advice I've read elsewhere is to find a school near you take some courses so you get known and then offer your skills as a volenteer hopefully you can work your way in to a job somewhere. Good luck.
I think you misread the post, the OP was talking about The Bushcraft Company rather than a Bushcraft Company generically. The Bushcraft Company are actively recruiting now. To answer the OP, I would just apply and see how you get on. If you are unsuccessful you can always ask the interviewer ‘why’ and then address those areas. It’s quite a big outfit by the look of it and looks professional from the website.
 

Tiley

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I worked as a freelance instructor for The Bushcraft Company when they were based on the Cornbury estate in Oxfordshire. Alex McBarnet, its founder, is an interesting bloke - a Woodlore protégé - and very enthusiastic and personable. Although there is a bushcrafty essence to the courses that they were running then, they did seem to veer to more of the 'PGL in trees'-type of idea, with less of a focus on the key core skills. If you were interested in a more hardcore bushcraft syllabus, you might do better looking elsewhere.

The other thing at which they weren't particularly good was paying you for your efforts. Luckily, I wasn't entirely dependent on the money I earned with them but it did take a while before payment came through.

These observations are from a few years ago and things might well have changed in the meantime. If you do go and have a look, make sure you do so carefully and closely to ensure that it offers you what you want for your career.
 
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