I strongly don't recommend working here. It is an awful place to work and management have favourites. The changes of getting sacked or disciplined on the stupidest mistake is very high, you will be investigated over the smallest thing, even if it wasn't your fault. (this applies to all merlin places). The training is absolutely terrible, you are basically trained and are expected to train other members of staff whilst still on the basic wage. Training is done when managers feel like it and if they don't you could have one ride for pretty much the whole of the operating season. If you have bills to pay, do not work here. Management are honestly the worst here. they are people who haven't had a job anywhere else but chessington and have no real life experience. They will allow guests to abuse you both physically and verbally and still they say the guests are always "right" so they will give them fast track to make their experience "Like no other" Job Security is something which is not even thought about at chessington. You can have shifts cancelled last minute, and most of the time chessington lacks budget so they can send you home at briefing right in the beginning of the morning WITHOUT PAY, if you travel far and pay for transport/fuel, you are at a loss here. You must reapply every year for your job and there is no guarantee that you will get it back even if you have shown commitment and worked hard! Changes of progressing is nil unless you have contacts in the business or are favorited by management but normally the favorites are individuals old enough to go outmore... clubbing with management.
The best part of the job was the other people you worked with that wasn't on a management level. They are the people who keep you in the job.less
Chessington World of Adventures is a great first job. It teaches you a lot of lessons and life skills that you can use in the future. There is also room for progression, such as Senior Host, Team Leader, and even management. A lot of training is provided so you're the very best you can be.