Merlin Entertainments is a business built on fun. We run 100+ attractions in 23 countries across four continents and, with a number of new sites opening around the world every year, we operate some of the best known names in global leisure. These include the likes of SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, the Dungeons and LEGOLAND®, as well as local icons such as the Coca-Cola London Eye, Thorpe Park, Gardaland Resort, Heide Park Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Resort and Alton Towers Resort, and the objective at each is to provide a truly memorable experience and a great day out for all the family. All of which helps to cement our reputation as one of the world's leading leisure and entertainment companies. As you can imagine, running our business calls for a lot of different talents.   

The ‘Accelerate’ programme is a 2-year fast-track graduate development programme that offers a truly tailored development path. It consists of 4 six-month placements across different attractions and possibly across the globe. Over the years, our graduates have had opportunities such as managing teams of 100 after just 18 months, creating music festivals that have generated £45k in revenue, and taking part in £6m relaunch projects within some of our most exciting brands. It is not easy, but our graduates are of course given all the support they need to fulfil their potential. There are not many businesses that offer the chance of progression to positions of leadership at such a fast pace. Nor the potential of such an exciting international career – if graduates do well, they really could find themselves anywhere in the world.  

Merlin Entertainments have won awards for employee engagement, employer branding, excellent HR teams and of course, with JobCrowd! We love what we do and if you're as serious about fun as we are, rest assured that a career to make your friends jealous awaits! This is where the magic starts… 

Employers constantly tell us that there is nothing that impresses them more than a graduate who has properly researched the company and really knows why they want to work there - so make sure that you tell them in your application that you have read-up all about them on TheJobCrowd and so you really know what makes that company great and why they are right for you. It will help your application, we promise!

Employer Facts

Careers available:

Business Management; Marketing

Grad Positions:

28 Globally

Employer overall size:



Global Graduate Opportunities across Europe, the US & Asia