Staff Testimonial

I worked at Barracudas in Bedford for 1 week at Easter as the Dance and Drama instructor and 4 weeks in the summer as a Lifeguard in 2016. Everyday is different at Barracudas, there are lots of great and fun activities for the children which are also fun for the staff to instruct and get involved in too. The staff are all very friendly and by the end of camp you are all great friends. The management team are all very helpful and guide you well when needed. Working for Barracudas has given me the extra experience I have needed to pursue my goal of becoming a teacher and has given me great confidence towards my current teacher training. I have also learned different sports and skills that I can use in the future. Barracudas is an incredible company to work for and I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to pursue a career working with children.


Nicola Nicola 2nd November 2016

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DBS Policy 2018

New for 2018 all Barracudas staff must obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas. This is in line with Ofsted requirements.

If you have an external DBS that is on the update service and you can send us the original certificate, Barracudas can accept this also.

Currently an enhanced DBS check costs £52 and is valid for 3 years. Barracudas will cover 50% of the cost for your DBS with us, meaning you only pay £26 for your DBS. This cost will come out of your seasonal wages after working on camp, you do not have to pay up front.

If you attend and pass one of our FREE Barracudas training courses, or if you are a senior member of staff and you attend the Senior Training Day, your DBS will be paid for in FULL by Barracudas.

If you are attending an Assessment Day, Senior Selection Day, or Training Weekend, you can bring your ID to these days to be verified, and your recruiter will then process your DBS.

If you are a returning member of staff and are not attending any of these days, you will need to post your original pieces of ID into the office to be verified. We recommend sending these by special delivery as it is the quickest and safest method. We will then return these documents the same working day we receive them, via special delivery.

Before your DBS can be processed you will need to complete an online form, without this, your recruiter cannot begin the process. More details will be sent to you once you have received your Barracudas contract.

A DBS check can take time to be completed once they have been submitted. So, it is vital that your recruiter is able to begin this process for you as soon as possible, as we cannot have staff on camp without a valid Barracudas DBS.

If a DBS has been processed for you and you are unable to fulfil your contract with Barracudas, you will still be liable to pay the full £52 cost for your DBS.