Staff Testimonial

I have just completed my 4th summer working for Barracudas. I started in 2014 as a group assistant and have worked every Easter and summer since. I progressed into the Early Years Coordinator role and as of this year became an Early Years Manager. In this time I’ve worked at two different camps and have thoroughly enjoyed working at both. Working for Barracudas has been really convenient for me, as I started just before I began training to become a Primary School Teacher, which meant I was able to work somewhere for the holidays, not only that I enjoy, but could gain a wealth of experience from. I have worked with a range of people, many that work with children outside of Barracudas also, but all have the same passion and enjoyment working with children. I’ve made some friends for life from working at camp! Going to work every day and being able to have fun with kids and act like a big kid yourself sometimes is a fun way to earn some money over the holidays. I’ve always been supported from when I started, whether it be by red shirts, blue shirts or by the area team or head office now I’m a blue shirt myself; Barracudas has really enhanced my professional development, especially in finding different ways to adapt activities to different children, behaviour management, and leadership skills, all which I can use away from camp. I would recommend working at Barracudas to anyone, but especially to those who would like a career working with children, the experience is invaluable!

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Niamh Niamh 14th September 2017
Hemel Hempstead

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Meet the Recruitment Team 2018

As the recruitment season begins, we have confirmed the team for 2018. There have been some changes to team roles and we’re excited to be welcoming a new member to the department!

Emma (left), who previously recruited for the East team, is now our Recruitment Team Leader. She’ll be overseeing the team throughout the year, using her experience to make sure there is consistency across recruitment for all camps.

Judi (middle left) is recruiting for the West team for her 3rd year now! This year she’ll be the recruitment contact for our Surrey and Sussex camps.

Maddie (middle) will be recruiting for Essex camps in the East Team again this year. She started off as one of our Training Co-ordinators for the West Team in 2016.

Tia (middle right) is our new Recruiter for 2018! She previously worked in a Pre-School holiday club so already has a great understanding of holiday childcare environments. Tia is joining Judi in the West Team, and will be recruiting for camps in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

Megan (right) joined us as part of the sales team 3 years ago, and is now in her 2nd year in the Recruitment department. This year Megan has moved over to the East Team, and will be recruiting for camps in Kent, London and Cambridgeshire.

We want to make the recruitment process as easy as possible for our staff. So, new for 2018 your recruitment contact will oversee all aspects of recruitment for your camp, which will include the following tasks:
• Reviewing applications and contracting camp teams (including senior teams)
• Processing references and DBS
• Booking staff onto training courses
• Anything else that is needed for their camps!

If you need to contact your recruiter for anything please view our contact details page.