About World Challenge

Work for Us

What’s life like at World Challenge?
 
World Challenge is a vibrant and youthful place to work, where ideas are listened to and given opportunity to shine. It is social and very much driven by people working hard to achieve a common goal – to offer the best experience for young people. It is encouraged that everyone gets involved in as many aspects of the organisation as possible to gain the most out of the experience.

Our Structure

We are a truly global organisation which, as a member of World Challenge staff, leads to exciting opportunities for growth and development. The business has a number of different and exciting departments to get involved in. Here are just a few to give you a taste of what functions we have in the UK.
 
Support
The people who support the Challengers, teachers and parents throughout their World Challenge journey. This includes regional specialists for every teacher and every school we work with; a customer support team ready to answer any questions anyone has, and an events team who organise our brilliant fundraising events.
 
Commercial
Without these guys we wouldn’t have a product. They design and build each individual expedition to ensure all runs smoothly. This ranges from booking the team flights to getting them out on expedition, to liaising with our agents in country to book the treks chosen by each team.
 
Operations
This department focuses on safety and logistics for the expedition. This ranges from a team dedicated solely to sourcing and placing Expedition Leaders, to the people who work in our 24/7 Operations Centre.
 
Sales and Marketing
A regional sales team that manages our schools and gets them excited about the World Challenge product. Working alongside them is the marketing team who create all our fantastic marketing material, shout about how we change students' lives in the media, shoot video content and share the latest World Challenge news via our website and social media channels.
 
Organisational Support
Making the company go round – our finance and IT department. But not just any IT! Our in-house team are constantly developing new methods to connect with our stakeholders and ensure they are engaged and informed.

The Perks

Induction expedition
Every member of staff has the opportunity to get away with a group of new employees and escape to the mountains as part of their company induction.

 

Free tea, toast and fruit
To make sure all our team are well fed and watered. We even have a nespresso coffee machine with all proceeds going to charity.
Every member of staff has access to a 20% discount on equipment and clothing at Cotswolds Outdoor in the UK.
 
 
Company conferences
Every year we get together as a company to share the successes of the year and deliver the key company messages to all staff. We also have a good old knees up!
 
Socials
We try and get together outside of work whenever possible. If we can’t we’ll have a BBQ in our office courtyard in High Wycombe.

Discovery Day

Every year we get the chance to volunteer for one day per calendar year on company time.

Over the last two years, a group of employees have had great fun being creative at Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP) in Taplow, near Maidenhead.

We all think it’s a great place to work!

If you’d like to find out more, or post a speculative application for our talent bank, please email recruitment@world-challenge.co.uk
 

Why go on a school trip when you can go on a World Challenge?

"The structure of a World Challenge expedition is a winning formula. The way the students are engaged and involved from the outset gives them true ownership of their experience... It is an experience like no other!"
School Leader, DENBIGH SCHOOL, Tanzania (Mt Kilimanjaro) 2014
 
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