Remember when you were little and you’d travel somewhere on the train and think it was the greatest experience ever?
No noisy phones blasting music, hand-made packed lunches and train fares which didn’t put you put of pocket?
Although I drive, I must admit, whenever I step on a train nowadays, it brings back those memories – although my headphones are always at a reasonable level and I book in advance so don’t spend a fortune!
It’s certainly a less stressful means of travelling – hands up how many of you get into your car after work and spend most of your journey irritate because traffic will stop you from getting home in a reasonable time.
Before I embarked on adulthood and a solid 9-5, I often dreamed of travelling – whether it was around the country, around Europe, or around the world.
I didn’t do any and it’s something I try to make up for now in my four weeks of holiday each year!
However, if you’d love the opportunity to travel but don’t have the money or time, then I could have the perfect solution for you!
I don’t have a magic wand, but I do have a solution if you’d like to go travelling and get paid to do it. So listen up!
National Rail – the guys responsible for our 16-25 railcards – want to pay someone £10,000 to act as their Chief Adventure Officer (CAO).
As part of your role, you’ll travel around the UK as well as go inter-railing around Europe – ‘Where do I sign up?’ I hear you ask.
Well it gets even better – you’ll be allowed to take your BFF along for the journey too – time to start earning some brownie points unless you’re an amazing friend already!
On the National Rail website the advert reads:
We’re looking for a new Chief Adventure Officer (CAO) to explore Britain, using a 16-25 Railcard, and vlog their experience.
One lucky applicant will be paid £10k to explore Britain throughout 2018 and can even take a friend.
To apply, you need to create a 60 second video of you on a trip/describing a recent trip.
Once you’ve got your video sorted you need to upload it, as well as making sure you’ve shared it publicly so National Rail can see it and then fill in the form on the website.
If you’re lucky enough to be accepted for the challenge, you’ll have to do two things – you’ve got to travel up and down the country using a 16 to 25 railcard and document the experience via a vlog.
The job sounds perfect for anyone who wants to avoid office life as well as those who want to see what the UK has to offer.
Let’s face it, regardless of the weather, we’re lucky enough to have some amazing things on our doorstep – whether it’s zip lining in Snowdonia, visiting the birthplace of our greatest writer, William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon, or spending a weekend at the seaside in Brighton – what are you waiting for?
Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday February 11, 2018 so get planning if you want to be in with a chance for this amazing job!
Good luck and bon voyage!
A sports enthusiast with a BA (Hons) in Sports Journalism, who can be found predominantly at Villa Park. Having completed a Masters in Broadcast Journalism, she then went on to work at Sky Sports, the BBC, and the Mirror. When not engrossed in sport, it’s animals, guitars, and Liam Gallagher which take main focus.