Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park Launches 2023 Recruitment Drive

Around 160 seasonal jobs have been announced at Wicksteed Park as it reveals new attractions and begins an exciting period in its development.

The jobs are available across all parts of the family venue, including rides, grounds, admissions, and customer service and all recruits will be given
full training before the park officially opens fully for the season on Saturday April 1.

Some of the new recruits will be working on the first of this year’s new additions – a fantastic new 25-metre high Ferris wheel.

The wheel, named The Garden Wheel, will be one of the largest in the region and will offer breathtaking views over the park and its surroundings.

The new attraction is suitable for the whole family and is part of the park’s commitment to add even more fun and exciting things for families to enjoy together.

In the last two years the park has also introduced the new Galaxy Invaders ride, Meerkat Manor, Wicky Bear’s Theatre and Wicky’s Farmyard, providing even more value for money during a family day out.

Recruitment events will begin after February half term and training for seasonal positions will start in March. Wicksteed Park offers a range of opportunities and welcomes applications from candidates who are 16 and over.

The jobs are mainly weekend, school holidays and evening work with flexibility for the seasonal roles.

Many people who fill seasonal jobs at the park each year will do three or four years in a row or stay and become permanent members of staff.

Wicksteed Park Head of Sales and Marketing Megan Wright said: “This is an amazing opportunity to join the Wicksteed Park family at a really exciting time, with our new Ferris wheel due to open and lots of other new rides and attractions in the pipeline.

“Our staff gain valuable experience which could be the first step towards a long-term career in the leisure industry.

“In fact, some of our most senior employees at the park began their careers in part-time or seasonal roles.”

Feedback from people who worked at the park last year included:

“I enjoyed the atmosphere and the air of team spirit, working with people to make sure their day was as good as it can be.”

“I enjoyed talking to the customers and staff members because it gave me confidence when communicating with people.”

“The people were all lovely it’s a happy place to work looked forward to each shift.”

“Everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming.”

Anyone who is interested in working at the park is asked to go to wicksteedpark.org/careers to view all the roles and their requirements and apply online.