More than 100 jobs up for grabs at Kettering's Wicksteed Park

An employment event will take place next week

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 6:00 am
More than 100 jobs are up for grabs.

More than 100 jobs will be on offer at a recruitment drive at Wicksteed Park next week.

The popular Kettering park is looking to fill roles across areas including catering, rides and customer service.

Recruitment will begin with an employment day in the park’s pavilion from noon to 4pm on Saturday, February 22.

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Anyone who is interested should visit wicksteedpark.org/careers to view all the roles and their requirements and register their interest in attending. There will be the opportunity to find out more about the roles. Selected candidates will be interviewed at the event and Wicksteed Park urged those attending to dress smartly, come prepared and allow plenty of time.

A follow-up session will be held at the park from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, March 6, and all recruits will be given full training before the park officially opens fully for the season on Saturday, April 4.

Wicksteed Park's head of marketing Rachel James said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Wicksteed Park family at a really exciting time, with lots of new developments and improvements.

“The jobs are mainly weekend, school holidays and evening work, and are seasonal flexible roles. The events will be an opportunity to understand a little more about the roles and give us chance to interview candidates who are suitable.

“Many of those who fill temporary jobs at the park each year are students and some will do three or four years in a row or stay and become full members of staff.

“In fact, some of the most senior employees at the park began their careers in part-time or seasonal roles. Our staff gain valuable experience which could be the first step towards a long-term career in the leisure industry.”

This year the family attraction is beginning its new @play project, funded by a £1.78m grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, which will continue to preserve its unique history.

The @play project will include a heritage playground showcasing the early rides which park founder Charles Wicksteed used to transform the way children play in this country and across the world.

It will also include the restoration of the park’s Rose Garden, retaining its original character, and the upper floor of the Pavilion (the Captain’s Lounge) will be refurbished to create a new learning centre and events venue with views across the park from a restored veranda walkway.