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    Hiring & Training Dates

Please Note: We encourage Trip Leaders and Camp Crew applicants to attend our Hiring Events, while we encourage Trip Prep Specialists applicants to attend TPS-specific Hiring Events.

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Hiring Event Dates

Hiring Event #1, Berkeley, CA Thursday, January 23, 2020
Trip Prep Specialist Hiring Event #1, Berkeley, CA Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Hiring Event #2, Berkeley, CA Thursday, February 13, 2020
Hiring Event #3, Florence, Italy Thursday, March 12, 2020
Hiring Event #4, Florence, Italy Friday, March 13, 2020
Hiring Event #5, Paris, France Monday, March 16, 2020
Hiring Event #6, Paris, France Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Trip Prep Specialist Hiring Event #2, Paris, France Tuesday, March 18, 2020
Hiring Event #7, Toronto, Canada Monday, March 23, 2020
Hiring Event #8, Calgary, Canada Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Hiring Event #9, Berkeley, CA Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Hiring Event #10, Florence, Italy Friday, April 10, 2020
Hiring Event #11, Salt Lake City, UT Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Trip Prep Specialist Hiring Event #3, Salt Lake City, UT Thursday, April 23, 2020
Hiring Event #12, Salt Lake City, UT Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Hiring Event #13, Florence, Italy Friday, July 17, 2020

Backroads Leadership Training Program Dates

Please note: If you do not currently hold a CPR/fist aid certification valid through October 2020, please get certified prior to arriving for Training. Backroads will reimburse your costs up to $150. Online certifications are not accepted. To maximize your work opportunities, we recommend choosing the earliest training session possible. This is especially important if you're interested in working in Europe, as we may cancel later dates if we meet our business needs ahead of schedule.

New Leader Training #1, Pernes-Les-Fontaines, France March 30 - April 11, 2020
New Leader Training #2, Salt Lake City, UT April 6 - 18, 2020
New Leader Training #3, Pernes-Les-Fontaines, France April 14 - 26, 2020
Trip Prep Specialist Training #1, Pernes-Les-Fontaines France April 15 - 24, 2020
New Leader Training #4, Salt Lake City, UT April 20 - May 2, 2020
New Leader Training #5, Pernes-Les-Fontaines, France April 28 - May 11, 2020
Trip Prep Specialist Training #2, Salt Lake City, UT May 4 - 13, 2020
New Leader Training #6, Salt Lake City, UT May 11 - 23, 2020
New Leader Training #7, Canmore, AB May 11 - 23, 2020
New Leader Training #8, Pernes-Les-Fontaines, France May 18 - 30, 2020
Trip Prep Specialist Training #3, Canmore, AB May 25 - June 4, 2020
Camp Crew Training, Salt Lake City, UT May 27 - June 2, 2020
New Leader Training #9, Pernes-Les-Fontaines, France August 2 - 14, 2020

* Canadians attending Leadership Training #7 in Canmore, AB will also need to be available for these additional Training Dates:
May 26 - 29: IGA course in Canmore
June 1 - 5: Guided familiarization of the Mountain National Parks

** Please note: The cost of travel to the Backroads Leadership Training Program is paid by you; however, all further work-related travel is paid by Backroads, including flights to all the various regions of the world where you may be scheduled to work. During this training program, housing will be provided for you and you'll be compensated for your time.

*** While we feel confident in the forecast of our hiring needs well in advance, sales trends, employee retention and successful hiring events can impact our projections, resulting in the cancellation of Hiring Events and/or Leadership trainings. For these reasons, we encourage you to attend the earliest possible Hiring Event and purchase refundable travel.

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