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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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Key Dates to Remember!

Got your contract for 2019? Here are some key dates to remember!


Assessment Days

If you are new to Barracudas and have been contracted into a general or specialist role, then you will need to attend an Assessment Day before you start on camp.

Below are the confirmed dates of the Assessment Days so far, so make sure you book on to one as soon as possible!


Sat 9th March – Welwyn, Hertfordshire

Sat 16th March – Cobham, Surrey

Sun 17th March – Hayes, Kent

Sat 30th March – TBC, Essex

Sat 18th May – Chichester University, West Sussex

Sun 19th May – Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Sat 1st June – Tonbridge, Kent

Sun 9th June – Chelmsford, Essex

Sat 15th June – Wokingham, Berkshire

Sun 16th June – Horsham, West Sussex & St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Sun 30th June – Hayes, Kent

Sat 6th July – TBC, Hertfordshire

Sat 6th July – Guildford, Surrey

Sat 13th July – Upminster, Essex


Senior Selection Days:

If you are new to Barracudas and have been contracted into a senior role, then you will need to attend a Senior Selection Day before you start on camp.

Take a look at our Senior Selection Day Dates so far and be sure to book on to one if you haven’t already!


Sat 23rd Feb – Upminster, Essex

Sat 1st June – Upminster, Essex


Training Weekends:

Want to boost you CV, learn new skills and possibly increase your wage level?

In order to do this, you’ll need to pass a Barracudas training course.

Take a look at our training weekends below, which can help you do just that!


Sat 23rd- Sun 24th March – Hertfordshire (Multi-Activity & Paediatric First Aid)

Sat 30th- Sun 31st March – Upminster, Essex (Multi-Activity, Fencing, Paediatric First Aid & Inflatables)

Sat 30th- Sun31st March – Cobham, Surrey (Multi-Activity, Fencing, Paediatric First Aid & Inflatables)

Tues 28th-Weds 29th May – Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire (Paediatric First Aid)

Sat 29th- Sun 30th June – Wokingham, Berkshire (Multi-Activity & Paediatric First Aid)

Sat 6th- Sun 7th July – Upminster, Essex (Multi-Activity, Fencing, Paediatric First Aid, Inflatables & Water Park)

Sat 6th- Sun 7th July – Hayes, Kent (Multi-Activity, Fencing, Paediatric First Aid & Inflatables)

Sat 13th- Sun 14th July – Tonbridge, Kent (Multi-Activity, Fencing, Paediatric First Aid, Inflatables & Water Park)

Sat 13th- Sun 14th July – St. Albans, Kent (Multi-Activity, Fencing & Paediatric First Aid)

If you are looking to book on to a training course, you can do so through the staff room.


Questions/Queries:

Got any questions about any of the above?

If so, feel free to call us on 01480 497533 or e-mail us on jobs@barracudas.co.uk!