Recruitment

Adventure Guide Internship in Tenerife

Xwander is currently looking for a motivated intern to join us for the next adventure! You will be assisting and eventually guiding your own tours in activities such as hiking, diving, surfing, mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, horseback riding, mountain biking, whale safari, wine tasting and more.

In total we offer more than 15 different activities on a daily basis and you will learn how to plan, organize, market and sell all these activities. Best of all, you will be doing it in sunny Tenerife and have the opportunity to explore this beautiful volcanic island during working hours.

The Company

Xwander is originally a Nordic adventure company that operates in Tenerife and offers different types of outdoor adventure activities on a daily basis, as well as themed adventure week holidays to Tenerife and Lapland. You will work for an international company with people from all over the world and we promise an unforgettable and invaluable experience. We provide accommodation throughout the internship and you will work in a fun working environment for a company that really looks after its employees. Possibility to acquire employee position for hard working interns upon finishing a successful internship.

Apart from guiding excursion, you will also have office tasks related to marketing of the activities, such as translating text and be in charge of social media platforms for your corresponding language. You will also answer customer inquiries, booking request, plan activities and be trained in customer service.

Depending on how motivated you are, you will be given lots of responsibility as a valuable member of the team. Xwander is part of a bigger organization and the IT-knowledge in the organization is very good, so if you are interested you will learn more about e-commercial, online marketing and the various software we are working with.

The internship description is to help our guides on tours and to assist and partly manage our operative and customer service units. Xwander’s working language is English so we require our interns to speak fluent English and other languages such as Swedish, Finnish, French, German and Spanish are highly valued. We appreciate broad language skills since our clientele is international.

As can be seen in the customer testimonials on our TripAdvisor page, we offer premium level service and customer experiences. All out interns are expected to main this high level of service and professionalism. For motivated and ambitious interns the company will give you great opportunities to grow as a person and employee.   

The internship is done in our North or South office. North office in Puerto de la Cruz and South office is in Puerto Colon. We only offer internships of minimum 3 months. Xwander offers accommodation for the interns during their stay.

The Ideal Candidate
  • Languages: Fluent English and one off following languages German, Swedish, French or Finnish is essential. Spanish would also be a bonus.
  • Experiences: in trekking, surfing, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, trail running and other outdoor activities would be very relevant (as these are some of our other activities), as would any experiences in customer service, sales, marketing or tourism. Previous employment as a tour guide would also be a bonus. All dive certificates and previous dive experience is a plus.
  • Duration: 3-6 months depending on previous experience. Minimum stay is 3 months.
  • Start: You can start immediately or as soon as you would like.
  • Other: Active lifestyle and an outgoing personality and having a driving license are essential.
  • Working hours: Varying working hours with an average of 40 hours per week.
Benefits
  • Free accommodation during your internship
  • Weekly Spanish lessons in the office
  • Free Gym membership
  • Working in an international company with great opportunities to grow
  • Amazing co-workers and a fun working environment
  • Learning to guide, sell and market Tenerife’s best premium adventures
  • Excellent weather all year round and a great lifestyle.
How to Apply
  • Send your application and CV to veijo@xwander.com
  • Feel free to call for more information: + 358 505 447 046 (WhatsApp / Veijo Sievilä)