Snowsports England is offering job mediation at nice ski schools in Austria, like Kirchberg, St. Johann, Gerlos and Mayrhofen.
Thanks to the obtained Anwärter certificate diploma you’ll be able to get a job anywhere in Austria, which means not only in Tirol.
What’s awaiting you when you’re going to work in Austria as a ski instructor or as a snow board instructor?
As a ski instructor or as a snow board instructor you are the visiting card of the ski school. The ski school is often the most important enterprise in the village and therefore distinguishes itself for its high standing.
It’s being expected of you that you behave yourself decently and representatively. On your first working day the ski school will explain the domestic rules to you. Often it’s the case that after 19.00 hours you’re not allowed to walk the streets in your ski instructor outfit or to show your face in the pub. Please stick to these rules, because Austrians can be harsh people and as a result of such behaviour you could lose your nice job.
Furthermore there are many advantages attached to the job of ski instructor and snow board instructor. Often you can eat or drink against reduced prices in the pubs and in the huts on the piste. Sometimes this is even for free when you bring along larger groups of guests .
Also the distinction of a ski instructor provides a good feeling. You are the point of contact for a lot of tourists who consider you as a very important person. After all they also entrust their child to you!
Furthermore you’ll have to take care that you’re going to Austria well insured. You are automatically insured against medical expenses during working hours, but outside working hours you are not insured at all. So you got to have a proper covered travel insurance and of course your health care insurance should be in good order. You need a continuous travel insurance in case of theft and damage. Be aware of the maximum number of traveling days in a row and to which degree you’re allowed to work during these days. Read more about this subject in the Insurance section.
But above all: being a ski instructor or a snow board instructor is one of the nicest professions there are! Who doesn’t want to work in the snow all day and convey this beautiful kind of sport to other people!?