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Staff Testimonial

Really great atmosphere for kids and staff, loved meeting new people.

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Elizabeth Elizabeth 5th December 2017
Sevenoaks

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Sophie, Norwich

06/12/2017

Barracudas is a really fun company to work for, you gain lots of experience and would definitely return to work for them again.

Elizabeth, Bedford

06/12/2017

I genuinely loved working for Barracudas this summer being given the opportunity to rise in my role.

Hannah, Tonbridge

06/12/2017

I had a very enjoyable summer season working for Barracudas and hope to do it again next year.

Jenny, Sevenoaks

05/12/2017

The whole experience has been brilliant. The management team were really great, supportive, and created a really fun environment for us as well as the children. The best place I've ever worked (a sentiment echoed by a few of the team on our last day)!

Lauren, Maidstone

05/12/2017

One of the best jobs I have ever had, enjoyed every minute of it! The Maidstone team were great, especially because of the management team!

Elizabeth, Sevenoaks

05/12/2017

Really great atmosphere for kids and staff, loved meeting new people.

Niamh, Hemel Hempstead

14/09/2017

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!

Georgia, Cobham

22/11/2016

I started working at Barracudas in the summer of 2016 as a Group Coordinator in Cobham.

I had an absolutely amazing time, it helped me learn how to coordinate with lots of children and how to run fun, exciting sessions. This experience has contributed greatly to my teaching knowledge and has helped my confidence in and out of the classroom grow enormously.

The managers were extremely helpful and informative, without being intimidating or condescending. They made the whole experience a lot easier for the new staff and ensured we all had a great time.

Thanks for a great summer, Barracudas!

James, Harlow

02/11/2016

I started working at the beginning of summer 2016 as a Senior Sports Instructor at Harlow camp.

What I enjoyed most at camp was, the range of different activities was so broad it made making the experience as enjoyable and varied as possible.

Working with barracudas has helped me to improve my leadership skills through a hands-on experience. Also this has helped me to gather skills and ideas on how to differentiate any game to get maximum enjoyment for the children.

I would definitely recommend Barracudas to anyone, as there really is no job like it. Every day was different and you get paid to have fun with the children at camp!
All the staff were fantastic and the facilities are amazing! I can't wait to go back!

Chloe, Cambridge

02/11/2016

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 18 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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