The annual recruitment drive at the Alton Towers Resort is pulling in more applications than ever with nearly 4,000 received so far and 889 people offered fixed term positions to begin in February.
“We offer around 1,200 seasonal positions every year”, said Kerry Alcock, Resort Recruitment Manager, “and, whilst we’re currently concentrating on the Commercial areas of the business, which includes F&B, Retail, the Hotels, and our general ride operations, there will be some additional roles that will become available in our fabulous new CBeebies Land attraction opening in May.
"Our Entertainments team for example is just about to start auditioning for around 50 highly motivated and engaged performers to bring the fantastical characters and live shows that will feature in the new area to life.”
Auditions will be held at venues across the UK starting on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st January at the Pineapple Dance Studios in London (10.30am registration) and then on the 4th February at the Quality Hotel in Stoke on Trent (10am registration for costume performers and presenters and 2pm for actors), Sunshine Studios in Manchester on the 6th and 7th February (10.30am registration) and Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham on the 10th and 11th February (10am registration).
Where there are two dates, the first will be for actors and the 2nd for costume performers/presenters.
“With the exception of the entertainers, all of our recruitment is done via an on-line application form through our website www.altontowersjobs.com and there has been a lot of interest since we closed last November.
"We also use our Facebook page (Careers at Alton Towers Resort) to highlight any particular vacancies that may be of interest and to keep people up to date on how recruitment is progressing.
"The recent publicity around our parent company going public has also highlighted the variety of businesses within our group, which means we are attracting an extremely high calibre of candidates.
"As our business becomes increasingly dynamic there are genuine opportunities to develop and work in overseas attractions, particularly in the USA, so we have a regular refreshment of some of the roles as people move on to permanent ones.
“As always, we look for outgoing people with great communication skills, as it’s crucial we find people who will fit the culture of our business,” continued Kerry.
“However, all of our fixed term contracts continue to offer flexible working patterns, full or part time to suit home life commitments and an excellent starting salary.”