What does MTA mean to employers?

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The Mountain Training Association is committed to furthering professionalism and promoting good practice amongst its members. Our members are passionate about the activities they provide or aspire to deliver once qualified, and are committed to continued personal development (CPD) demonstrating their commitment to keeping their skills fresh and up-to-date and delivering professionally led activities in the outdoors. As a result, membership is often something that outdoor employers look for when hiring new staff.

Endorsements from outdoor employers:




Adventures with Will
Adventures With Will is a well established Mountain Training course provider and outdoor pursuits company operating in the Brecon Beacons National Park, working with a team of well qualified instructors who are trusted to deliver a wide range of outdoor adventurous activities and professional services to the highest standard.

Courses range from bespoke adventure days, guided walk, wild camping expeditions and learning to lead climbing courses to Mountain Training Hill & Mountain skills courses and nationally recognised Mountain Training leadership training and assessment courses.

Will Kilner course


What does the Mountain Training Association mean to Adventures with Will?

"“Adventures With Will are a Mountain Training course provider. We also deliver a range of adventurous activities and professional services. We know that it is our staff that make our courses what they are.

When sifting through CV’s for recruiting MTA membership is something we look for first. We believe MTA membership means that the candidate is putting time and effort into maintaining a professional status, they are staying current and up to date. This is the kind of person that we want working for us.”



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RAW Adventures Mountain Activities is a small but busy company based in Snowdonia, North Wales – run by husband and wife team, Kate (WML) and Ross Worthington (IML, SPA) - both of whom are MTA members since taking their Summer Mountain Leader training course at Plas y Brenin in 2006. RAW Adventures now specialises in providing mountain based skills and training in summer and winter – both in the UK and overseas, including provision of Mountain Training Hill & Mountain Skills courses, Lowland Leader Award and the Expedition Skills Module. Also, Kate and Ross are experienced at organising and managing large scale mountain events, Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition training, activities for schools and young people (AALA licence holders) and hosting a popular Climb Snowdon website for local guiding and group events on Snowdon.



What does the Mountain Training Association mean to RAW Adventures?
RAW Adventures course


"As an employer of a lot of Mountain Leaders, for various mountain based events, Climb Snowdon walks, skills courses and activity days, we do place a lot of importance in them being members of a professional or membership association and for most of our freelance Mountain Leaders, this is the Mountain Training Association. Being a member of the Mountain Training Association proves that the individual is also interested in promoting and sharing good practice within the industry sector and willing to fund a modest membership fee to gain access to a wide range of CPD opportunities, networking events, support and advice, as a Mountain Leader (or however else they like to define themselves).

RAW is also committed to making this fact known to any clients it deals with, to help them appreciate that the outdoors industry does have access to membership organisations and bodies committed to furthering professionalism and good practice for all involved, like many other industry sectors. We thus do ask freelance staff if they are current members of the MTA, and promote membership as being a positive process within our Standard Operating Procedures."



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