Hartpury College

Danny Jones

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What I do: I work on Richard Branson’s Necker Island – one of the most exclusive holiday destinations in the world located in the British Virgin Islands. My main role is as a watersports instructor but it is extremely diverse and I regularly find myself leading other activities like mountain biking, climbing and scuba diving. I was even in the news recently as part of the crew that rescued four-time Olympic sailing champion Sir Ben Ainslie while he was on his honeymoon!

How Hartpury helped to get me there: Since leaving Hartpury, I’ve worked in numerous countries, including Dubai, Turkey and Greece, but Necker is completely different to all of them. It’s like a dream job here, and with talk of the company expanding, there should be further opportunities to continue working in this environment. Everything that I learned while I was on my Outdoor Adventure course at Hartpury I have used here, and I know I’ll continue to do so.