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Tom Edwards Ski Instructor

2 seasons experienceBASI Level 1 and 2independentinnovativepatiencereliablesociable
Ski Instructors

The Chase, Llandow, Cowbridge, Wales, UK CF71 7NT | +44 07710970749 | tomeds24@gmail.com


I am a recent graduate from the University of Birmingham, obtaining a 2:1 BSc (Hons) degree in Geography. Previously, I was working as Intern with Stantec who are a global firm of consulting engineers, researching their approach to sustainable working, focusing on their Carbon emissions and the use of PAS 2080. I created a report which included research on Stantec’s key clients and competitors, developing an understanding of their approach to sustainability which has contributed to Stantec’s vision to become Carbon Net-Zero by 2030. Also, I led the production of a Power BI app, which is being used to track carbon emissions across the company.

After gaining my A levels, I qualified as a ski instructor (BASI Levels 1 and 2), subsequently working in Italy as an instructor for 5 months, teaching individuals and groups how to ski as well as helping with the administrative and organizational aspects of the ski company I was working for. I also participated in ski tuition for people with special needs such as autism, which I found particularly rewarding. Further to this, I spent some time travelling in Thailand where I gained my scuba diving qualifications.

During the past three years I have balanced part-seasons as a ski instructor with my University commitments. I have also worked extensively in hospitality and as a supply teacher. Having completed my degree, I am currently instructing in Perisher Ski Resort, Australia, where I have been trusted with a variety of client kids and adult lessons at varying abilities and group sizes. During this extremely busy season at Perisher, I have not missed a single day of work, evidenced through my supervisor’s review. I am passionate about ski instructing and believe this passion should be combined with professionalism and reliability.

I am a trustworthy, enthusiastic and motivated person who enjoys meeting people and tackling new challenges. I am IT literate, hard-working and a quick learner. I am also flexible, proactive and able to deal with changing priorities and identify better ways of working. I possess strong written and verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. I can work well independently or as part of a team and I am equally comfortable giving instruction or taking instruction from others. As an instructor, my main aims are to make sure my guests have fun, develop their skills and become more confident on the mountain. I always try to provide a positive environment that enables people to push their abilities whilst staying safe.


2018 – 2021       University of Birmingham                                 BSc Geography                       2:1

Modules: GIS, Environmental Impact Assessment, Global Environmental Issues, Environmental Politics, People, Politics and Planning, Resource Management, Project (on carbon capture processes in peatland)

2017 – 2010 Cowbridge Comprehensive School - Wales UK
A Levels: Geography (A) History (A) Welsh Baccalaureate (A) Mathematics (C)

GCSE: 8 A’s (including English and Mathematics) 3 B’s

06/2022 to current        Ski instructor,  Perisher, Australia

·         Furthered my instructor skills

·         Responsible for teaching private and group lessons of all ages and abilities

·         Worked a 6 day week, 2 sessions a day without fail

·         Delivering enjoyable experience whilst developing snow skills and confidence

·         Developed to teach basic snowboarding

11/2021 to 05/2022       Research Analyst    Stantec- Cardiff/ Reading, UK

▪          Improving my organisational, project management, and research techniques.

▪          Compiling a data enriched report on this issue is building upon my report writing skills.

▪          Inputting data and creating code for the new app have advanced my numerical skills and computer literacy.

09/2021 to 10/2021         Supply Teacher   Revised Recruitment Group- Part-Time- Cardiff

▪          Worked in a variety of schools (Secondary, Behavioural and Special Needs).

▪          A rewarding role, giving insight into a teaching career.

▪          Developed my communication skills and patience.

11/2018,19,20   Ski Instructor    Interski - Aosta, Italy

▪          Responsible for teaching groups of 8-10 people how to ski and ensuring their safety, which developed my leadership potential.

▪          Dealt with anxious individuals who needed active encouragement and support.

▪          Developed my team skills (working within the management team, helping to organise social evenings, ski groups, and equipment).

▪          Established authentic relationships with Skiers to deliver an engaging, high-quality, customer-focused experience.

▪          Presenting weekly awards showing presentation skills and public speaking.


Worked in hospitality since the age of 16 (including bar work, events organiser and management).


Andy McIntosh: Snowsports Training Manager, Interski, Mansfield NG18 1EX, mail: andy@interski.co.uk, Tel: 01623 456333

Professor Jonathan Oldfield, Head of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, email: j.d.oldfield@bham.ac.uk  Tel: +44 121 414 2943


▪          BASI (British Academy of Ski Instructors) Level 1 and Level 2 Qualifications.
▪          Qualified First Aider and have completed Avalanche training.

▪          Level 1 Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children qualifications.

▪          Scuba diving to Sports Diver level.

▪          Coached a youth football team as well as developing canoeing skills for the junior canoe club

▪          Enjoy music and films