Some days you could be standing around all day with noting to do and some it's a massive rush to do every job in a short space of time when I was there they managers didn't communicate very well so there was a lot of mixed messages
Catering Assistant (Current Employee) – Bewdley – 8 September 2017
Minimum wage, doesn't seem to be much communication between management. Sometimes you don't feel very well rewarded for your hard work. made so many friendly friends. seasonal work which is zero hour the way you get spoken to by higher people in the business can be awful. ideal for a school leaver
Server (Former Employee) – Bewdley – 12 April 2017
The hours are very intense and usually very busy especially in the summer the minimum wage pay isn't really enough for the job. On the other hand the management is very good and the staff are generally helpful.
Food and Beverage assistant (Former Employee) – Bewdley – 16 October 2016
A typical day included cleaning items used in the restaurant. I learnt how to maintain a safe and hygienic environment. I thoroughly enjoyed working with my co-workers as they were fun and we worked well.. The hardest part of the job was when the night became busy as we had to work quickly and effectively. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting and working with new people.
Assisting families (Former Employee) – Bewdley – 25 August 2016
On a typical day I would shadow the learning officer helping with their daily duties. The co-workers were all friendly. There wasnt a hard part to this work experience. The most enjoyable part was been able to join in with the family encounters.
Commercial Supervisor (Former Employee) – Bewdley – 13 February 2016
A typical day during Summer Nights was extended opening times and hot weather, both of which were easy to deal with. Over my time at WMSP I learned many different things, such as how to pitch a sale for better customer retention, as well as how to approach each guest as an individual. I was able to get along with all my team members, from assistants to other supervisors to managers. I would say the hardest part of the job was the days final take, especially over Summer Nights as it could be 23:00 before you left, honestly, I was ready to go home by then so silly mistakes were made in the final maths. However, it was all worth it when you got to make a guests day, even if it was by spending that extra 5 minutes talking to them whilst another family member was busy.
4 Free tickets to the Park including wristbands, 35% off in all shops and catering units and free toys if they were dirty/damaged
Long days, difficult guests and staff, food was still exspensive even with discount
Seasonal Catering Assistant (Former Employee) – Bewdley, ENG – 30 January 2016
WMSP is a good place of work for seasonal staff. A typical day would revolve around extremely fast paced food service. Most of the staff around the park are friendly and easy to work with, which makes the job easier. The sheer amount of guests on a daily basis can catch up with you, which does cause a lot of stress and panic throughout the shift. For the most part, however, it is an enjoyable place to work.
I was recently here to gain work experience over a period of two weeks. I found it a very eye opening and educational experience to help me further decide what I wanted to do as a career. Although most of the staff were friendly, this couldn't be said for all.
full hands on job with a great daily view of wild animals
i enjoyed my time there but there was no job securtey
Maintenance assistant (Former Employee) – West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley – 24 October 2013
a typical day for me wasstart at 8 look on my clip bord and see what jobs i had for the week conplet as many as i could i that week. when i was there i learnt a number od skills such as plumbing, plastering and basic carpintry and brickwork also how to us CAD. my co works were a great bunch of lads and we really got on and helped eachother and i really got on well with all members of staff on the whole park and made a lot of good friends. The hardest part of my job was the challenge of doing new thing but i always gave it my all and came out with a good job. The most enjoyable part of my job was no two days were the same and also the staff i worked with not just on my team but all over the park.
4 free tickets a year, xmas party and a 35% discout
Groundsman (Current Employee) – Bewdley – 15 May 2012
Generally a good place to work, learned alot due to being a apprentice here, management is reasonably, work load is alot due to very small team, most enjoyable part is being outdoors and being involved in the horticulture trade.