Job Application Form Summer 2017

Well done for choosing the greatest place to work in Yorkshire!

Please read all sections carefully, and answer where required! Some of the information may mean you may not be able to apply.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for happy, outgoing, fun loving, confident, engaging, caring and hardworking people to join our award winning team!

A bit about the jobs & what we expect from you

York maze is not the biggest attraction in Yorkshire, and it may not have a load of great rides…..But we can still give people the best day out of the summer!!

We do this by treating our visitors like royalty!! Our great team has won the “best customer service” award at the Yorkshire tourism awards, and we are very proud of this. If you feel you can help us be even more amazing, then we would love to hear from you.

We have a wide variety of jobs on offer, suiting people with all sorts of different skills. We are particularly keen to find people with skills that would lend themselves to working in our “shows” and also people with an interest in food and service for our catering teams. Some of the types of jobs are listed below:

  • Retail and sales.(tickets/food/activities)
  • Role play & acting.(in our shows)
  • Play supervision.(slides, games, inflatables)
  • Food prep and service.
  • Hosting groups and story telling.(trailer rides, pig racing)
  • Litter picking, site maintenance etc.
  • Tractor driving.

You will need to be available to work 5 days a week right through the season including some training days the week before we open. (So please do not apply if you are planning a week’s holiday!!) we open on July 15th through till the 5th of September.

It will be possible to swap a few days with others on your rota as long as you can sort it out yourselves.

It will be pot luck on which days of the week you work, but it will be the same 5 days each week once the rota is created.

You will need to be able to get to the maze, the bus service is not brilliant, and so car or pushbike is best.

Pay is:

  • £5.10/hr for under 18’s
  • £6.30/hr for 18-20’s.
  • £7.90/hr for 21-24’s
  • £8.40/hr for 25’s and over.

Most jobs start at about 9.30 and finish about 6ish.

You will need to have an outgoing, happy personality! You will be meeting thousands of new people each day.

If you don’t like chatting to new people, please do not apply!

You will need to be adaptable, some days we can be very quiet and you may get bored, and some days we can get over 3000 visitors and you will not have time to think.

You will be the faces of York maze; you are the most important part of the business. When people leave, it is you that they will remember; you have the chance to make their day fantastic.

We will give you the power to do this!

At York Maze we have a set of core values that we believe in, and we believe they set us apart from other attractions. If these are not values that you hold dear, please do not apply!!

Our goal as an attraction is:

"To give every single visitor an a-mazing experience."

Our values are:

  1. Happiness & Laughter
    Have fun at work; share a laugh and a smile with your friends and visitors. If you are having fun the day will fly by!
  2. Honesty & Fairness
    Be honest and fair in all you do. If someone needs help, help them. If you need help say so. Do not cheat people to benefit yourself, do all you can to benefit others.
  3. Trust & Respect
    We trust in you to look after our visitors, you are the face of the business. Please respect them and treat them well. They pay your wages! Look after your collegues; we all need to work together to create a great attraction.
  4. Hard work & Focus
    Focus on the job you are doing, and work hard at it. Take pride in the job you are doing, be proud of our attraction, it is you that makes it. The visitors are your priority at all times, focus on them!

If this sounds like the sort of place you would like to work please fill in the application form below.

Please keep your answers brief.

There are no wrong or right answers, we just want to know a bit more about the type of person you are, and if and where you might fit into our team.

Please DO NOT be tempted to tell me what you think I want to hear, I want to know about the real you, so remember our values and be honest.

Your details

Name:*

Age (Minimum 16):*

Mobile Number*

Email Address:*

Are you free the whole season plus the week prior for training?

Please tell me very briefly about your previous employment and/or Higher Education:*

Have you taken on any voluntary work or helped with any clubs/groups etc?*

What was the worst job you had and why?*

What was the best job you ever had and why?*

Do you hold a driving license?*

Are you a confident driver?*

Do you have experience driving Tractors or Quad Bikes?*

Would you be interested in a driving role?*

Do you have any till experience?*

Do you have any catering or hospitality experience? If so what?*

Would you enjoy helping in the Catering teams?*

Do you have any experience in drama or public speaking?*

Would you like to audition for our shows?*

How would you describe yourself in a sentence?*

What is your aim in life?*

Who or what inspires you?*

How do you feel about fancy dress parties and why?*

Have you worked with children before?*

Have you ever worked with your parents? If so how?*

Would you object if we carried out a C.R.B check on you?*

What are your hobbies?*

Are you creative? If so how?*

What are you brilliant at?*

Name 3 things in life you hate:*

Name 3 things in life you love:*

What music do you like?*

If you could be a cartoon character, what would you be and why?*

Email 2*:

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We always have a huge number of applications to work at The Maze, and unfortunately some of you will not be successful in your application. Please do not feel too dispondent if you don't make it through, the competition is fierce for the jobs, and we wish you all the luck finding a summer job!

For those of you that are successful in this stage of the application you will be invited to a group interview in early June.

This is always a great fun event where you will have a chance to shine, and persuade me you are the ones to join the team.

Thanks for taking the time to apply.

Tom and The Maze Team.