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We will advertise any tourism-related jobs and opportunities within the Winchester District on this page as we find out about them.

Blue Badge Tourist Guides for South Central England

Can your passion for our heritage bring stories to life? If so, share your enthusiasm with others and apply now for our course to train as an Official Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

The Blue Badge is an internationally recognised benchmark of excellence in tourist guiding, awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.  A local training course leading to a Blue Badge qualification will be starting in November 2022 and running through to summer 2023. The course will cover four counties in the centre of southern England: Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Wiltshire.  Students will learn about the region, its culture, history and heritage, and how to put this information across to others in an informative and enjoyable way.

The training course will require a considerable commitment of time and effort over 9 – 12 months, including 12 weekends away in different parts of the region, regular online lectures, and at least 10 – 15 hours a week of private study, followed by written and practical exams.  But it could open the door to a highly rewarding career.

Trainee guides come from a wide cross-section of communities and educational backgrounds, and there are no academic requirements to join the course.  You must have an interest in history and heritage, a willingness to learn, be a good communicator and able to relate well to people of all ages and nationalities.  In addition you need to be over 18, fluent in English and physically fit enough to work as a guide leading tours, often outside and in all weathers.

There is a particular need for candidates who can offer German or another foreign language.

The course fee will be £3,600.  In addition candidates will need to budget for examination fees, and eg travel and accommodation costs.

For further details, including more information about fees and expenses, and an application form email southcentralbbgtraining@gmail.com or visit  www.southofenglandtouristguides.org  Completed forms should be returned online no later than Saturday 20th August 2022.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Bombay Sapphire Distillery are looking for Distillery Tour Hosts to join their amazing team! If you are a passionate, confident individual who would love to host guests around their beautiful site whilst delivering exceptional customer service, this role may be for you!

If you’re interested, visit https://bit.ly/3Muv3j1 or drop them an email to hello@bombaysapphire.com with your CV.
(Please note that applicants must be aged 18 or above.)