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Les Stables Training Camps France summer job vacancy 2020

Les Stables Training Camps France want YOU!

Here is a VERY interesting opportunity (the dream summer job?!), for the right person. This is a position we have highlighted for several years now on the pages of TRI247, and always generates significant interest and applications.

We are pleased to say that most of the recent successful applicants have been found after initially reading about the opportunity on these pages. So, if you plan on applying… good luck!

Les Stables Training Camps France ( are seeking an assistant to help with the running their training camps for two sessions (of eight weeks and nine weeks respectively), between April and August 2020.

With a few hours of work per day – and perfect training opportunities literally on your door step, including a 25metre pool – this could be a great way to live the ‘full-time’ triathlon life while also building some great contacts and experience in the process.

I have had the privilege of spending a week at Les Stables myself on holiday in 2016, 2018 and 2019 – it is truly one of the most incredible places I have ever been to, run by amazing people (Mark and Sibs), combining superb facilities, great training and lots of fun too! Whoever gets selected for this role will be exceptionally well looked after and gain contacts and opportunities that go well over and above the simple ‘job specification’ below.

This really is a great opportunity for the right person. Read on and make sure you get your application in if it sounds interesting to you.

If you are interested, make sure you get your CV over to Mark at Les Stables as soon as possible, as their plan is to shortlist applicants in early March 2020.

Position for an Assistant at Les Stables Training Camps France

Les Stables Training Camps France ( are looking for an assistant to help with the day-to-day running of the Camps in 2020.


Dates required

There are two sessions currently available. April – June and June to August. Candidates can apply for both sessions or just one

April 15th – June 10th 2019 (8 WEEKS)

And / or:

June 24th – August 26th 2019 (9 WEEKS)

Who is it for?

The placement would suit a young athlete (18+) looking to improve their experience in the sport and the standard of their performance in triathlon at a competitive level.

The successful candidate is required to have attained a good standard in all three disciplines, swimming, cycling and running, and should be outgoing in nature and enjoy working and training with other people of all ages.

Les Stables

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and roles are not too daunting or onerous but would include:

  1. Assist with the guided bike rides. (The candidate would have another of our experienced riders with them at all times)
  2. Assist with the guiding and marshalling of training runs. (This is undertaken on bikes with our team acting as marshals and guides along the route)
  3. Assist with the swim video analysis sessions (Filming the athletes, no previous experience required)
  4. Assist with the open water swim guides, either in canoe or swimming

Les Stables Training Camps France seek Assistant to help with the running of their training camps

Other non-swim, bike and run roles include:

  1. Cleaning of all hire bikes (Normally between 5-10 bikes per week. This is only one day a week after the weeks sessions have finished)
  2. Grass cutting – using the sit on mower and tractor.
  3. Any other basic duties around the venue as and when required.

Les Stables

What you get in return

The successful candidates duties will normally only take up half of the day and given that most of them are based around swimming, biking and running where they participate in the activity, they will get a lot of training in simply as part of their role.

This scheduling leaves the successful candidate the rest of the day to do their own specific training.

The successful candidate is of course able to participate in and benefit from the technical coaching we offer to our clients and would undoubtedly improve as an athlete whilst they are with us.

Les Stables Training Camps France seek Assistant to help with the running of their training camps

All costs relating to accommodation and food would be covered by Les-Stables for the duration so the successful candidate would incur no costs during their placement

Les Stables would also provide the successful candidate with cycling kit, jerseys, shorts etc. and casual wear, t-shirts and hoodies / similar.

The successful candidate would also receive a nominal sponsorship fee of £100 per week during their stay and free race entries into the Dambuster Triathlon and the Vitruvian, as well as the opportunity for a full sponsorship package as part of the Les Stables Race Team.

For more information please contact Mark Shaw via

Les Stables Training Camps France seek Assistant to help with the running of their training camps


If you are interested in taking up this placement please forward to us the following via e-mail (


Including, but not limited to

  1. Recent race results
  2. Swim times; 400m & 1500m etc.
  3. Bike Times; 10km – 40km
  4. Run Times; 5km- 10km

And any other information relating to your sporting experience including coaching qualifications etc.


Outlining academic qualifications, work placement experience etc.

Please ensure you also include all your contact details.


We would be looking for applicants to be able to cover one or both of the periods fully, though we can arrange for partial periods to be covered in certain circumstances. However, it may be that we allow some crossover of the weeks if we take on more than one applicant.

If you are not available on these dates then we would not be able to consider your application as these are the only dates where we have a vacancy.

Please confirm in your covering letter which of the periods you are applying for.

In the mean time we would like to thank you for your interest in Les Stables.

Les Stables Training Camps France seek Assistant to help with the running of their training camps

John Levison
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John Levison
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