What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
I love that it is a 9-5 but not in the conventional sense - every day I drive into a Theme Park, so during open season I can hear people out of the window having a great time and making incredible memories. I love that my workload is massively varied and there is never a day I am just sat at my desk. And I love that everyone who works for Merlin has the same desire to get stuck in and help one another - one of my favourite memories so far has been the whole of the marketing office going out one afternoon to help decorate 150 Christmas trees!
Sometimes it can be a stressful working environment when the pressure is on - deadlines come around fast in Merlin and there is a lot of pressure to keep up and get everything completed on time.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £19,000 - £21,000
Current salary: £19,000 - £21,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Think about the things you are passionate about and the unique skills you have developed and how they might translate to some of the company values Merlin holds in high regard. For me, I have worked in hospitality for 10 years prior to being successful for this role, so I evidenced how my experience has given me great foundations to understand what customers want, which is obviously a huge part of the Merlin brand.
Do you have any interview tips?
Think about all the different skills you have and how might you apply these to different questions you may be asked. I was asked to explain why I wanted to work in Marketing, why Marketing at Merlin (so learn as much as you can about the company!) and what skills I thought I had developed through working in Hospitality that might help me become an excellent marketeer.