Staff Testimonial

I have worked at barracudas for five years now and have moved up roles from being a lifeguard to group coordinator to early years manager. Barracudas is just good fun, you get to work with great, like-minded people and help children have an exciting day. Also, I do like that there's opportunities to grow in the roles on camp. I started when I was 17 and I had developed my skills and this has been recognised by management, giving me the opportunity to progress. Working at barracudas has given me great experience and helped me so much while I was training to be a primary school teacher and once I had qualified. You learn so much from other staff across camp, that you become an expert in creating exciting and fun activities. At times I have been inspired. I would recommend barracudas to anyone with/wanting experience with children and who is willing to work hard. The people that work the hardest get the most out of the experience. It genuinely is a fun job and you meet really good friends.

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Chloe Chloe 2nd November 2016
Cambridge

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Training Courses for 2017

Training courses are now available to book!

We offer a wide variety of FREE training courses here at Barracudas for our contracted staff. There are a number of different training weekends that you can attend ahead of the Easter or summer season that you are working.

The courses we offer and the dates they are available are listed below:

Fencing

If you do this two day course you will walk away with a Nationally recognised British Fencing Association qualification. This course is running on:

  • 25th/26th March in Upminster and Cobham
  • 1st/2nd July in St Albans and Cobham
  • 8th/9th July in Upminster and Chislehurst

Paediatric First Aid

This 12-hour course is Nationally recognised. This course is running on:

  • 11th/12th March in Chislehurst
  • 25th/26th March in Upminster and Cobham
  • 1st/2nd July in St Albans and Cobham
  • 8th/9th Upminster and Chislehurst
  • 15th/16th Huntingdon

Multi Activity (includes archery and motorsports)

This two day course is running on:

  • 11th/12th March in Chislehurst
  • 25th/26th March in Upminster and Cobham
  • 1st/2nd July in St Albans and Cobham
  • 8th/9th July in Upminster and Chislehurst
  • 15th/16th in Huntingdon

Inflatables

This one day course runs on:

  • 25th March in Cobham
  • 26th March in Upminster
  • 2nd July in St Albans
  • 8th July in Chislehurst
  • 9th July in Upminster

Pool

This course runs for half a day and is compulsory for when a lifeguard’s NPLQ does not cover the depth of the pool at their camp. It is also compulsory if you have not had any professional development within four months of your starting date. This course runs on:

  • 25th March in Upminster
  • 1st July in Croydon
  • 8th July in Upminster

Waterpark

This course is for camps that do not have pools. This course is running on:

  • 1st July in St Albans (9am - 11am)
  • 1st July in Cobham (2pm – 4pm)
  • 15th July in Huntingdon (9am – 11am)
  • 15th July in Huntingdon (2pm – 4pm)

Specific times, locations, and more information about the courses can be found on our recruitment website underneath the training tab here https://recruitment.barracudas.co.uk/training.

If you sign up to one of our training courses or are returning to a specialist position where you already hold a relevant qualification that you have achieved through Barracudas, you will be entered into a raffle. The raffle will be drawn at the end of Easter and then again at the end of summer.

• First Prize: £200
• Second prize: £100
• Third prize: £50

After receiving your contract log into the staff room to book onto a training course. After successfully booking on to a training course you will be automatically entered into the raffle. Good luck!