8 episodes

This podcast is about working seasons, everything from what to expect to how to get jobs, the good the bad and the untold. With your host George.

Off the beaten track George Smale

    • Careers

This podcast is about working seasons, everything from what to expect to how to get jobs, the good the bad and the untold. With your host George.

    NEW BRAND ‘Wai uk’

    NEW BRAND ‘Wai uk’

    This episode I’m joined by local Devon lad Sammy kettell to chat about his new venture ‘Wai uk’ an earth positive surf brand, currently the company is in the planning stages and are hoping to have products out by October with some exciting ideas. Check out their social media for updates and the odd competition. Instagram: waiuk20

    • 12 min
    Bailey’s story

    Bailey’s story

    I’m joined by Mark Bailey who has worked in the season industry for 10 years and has done 19 seasons both summer and winter. We discuss his progression from a beach apprentice to managing a centre in vasiliki. A few years ago he set up Ski Bailey a ski holiday company. Currently He works as a CSIA level 3 ski instructor in both New Zealand and Japan. Check out his Instagram @bailey.mark411 and feel free to message either of us any questions.

    • 51 min
    Clare’s story

    Clare’s story

    This episode I am joined by Clare Elliott who has worked in the water sports industry for eight years, we talk everything from our time on the primary school swim team together to competing in the PWA. Follow clare’s Instagram @clareelliottk101

    • 41 min
    Liam’s story

    Liam’s story

    This episode I am joined by Liam who I met on my seasons in France, he gives a great insight for anyone looking at getting into the hospitality side of season work. Liam has also worked as a park shaper in NZ and gives some good advice for people looking to do Southern Hemisphere work aswell as what he looks for in his staff when it comes to recruiting. As mentioned in the episode udemy.com is a great site to find online courses to better yourself in this tough period.

    • 53 min
    Jacks story

    Jacks story

    An insight into seasons with a good friend of mine mr Jack shead, who’s recently moved back to the UK. Some good advice into what’s needed to make it in watersports industry and a few funny stories along the way.

    • 32 min
    Will’s story

    Will’s story

    Apologies for the poor audio. On this episode we have have Will on to talk about his experiences in season life so far, everything from teaching, dream jobs and his latest project the FL-AIR. Follow him on instragram: willgraham262

    • 27 min

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