How to apply for a job working at Wicksteed Park when it re-opens

Rides and attractions may start to open in April

By Sam Wildman
Thursday, 25th February 2021, 1:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th February 2021, 1:54 pm
Wicksteed Park.
Wicksteed Park.

Wicksteed Park has today (Thursday) announced its re-opening plans - and that means dozens of jobs will be up for grabs.

The park, which is celebrating its centenary this year, has appealed for people to register their interest online so they can fill seasonal roles and be ready to get up-and-running again.

They are yet to confirm the exact number of jobs available in 2021, although a similar recruitment drive in January 2020 offered more than 100 vacancies.

Park bosses are urging people to register their interest in roles here by providing details of the days they'd be available to work and what area they'd like to work in.

The park's website says: "These will include working on rides, looking after and maintaining facilities, dealing with customer enquiries, and supporting all teams of the park to ensure our customers are looked after and receive exceptional service."

Hundreds of youngsters have held jobs at Wicksteed Park over the years, including Kettering-born comedian James Acaster who spent a day working in the Rollover hot dog stand aged 16.

Earlier this morning park bosses revealed their re-opening plans, with hopes that a selection of rides and attractions set to open at weekends from Saturday, April 17.

The entire park, rides and attractions will open for the weekend on Saturday May 22, with Wicky’s Play Factory also scheduled to re-open on the same day.

The park is planning an official re-opening weekend to coincide with the start of May half-term on Friday, May 28.

But a small number of the park's rides and attractions will no longer be there because they've become 'too costly or inefficient to run'.

They are the Clip 'n' Climb, zipwire, racing cars and monorail.

Rachel James, Wicksteed Park’s head of sales and marketing, said: “This is an incredibly important year for us for lots of reasons and first and foremost we are so thankful that we are still here, and grateful to the people who have helped ensure that this is the case."