London, UK (January 9, 2013) /PRNewswire/ — First Choice announced today that it’s searching the nation for a fun-loving waterpark enthusiast to take on the challenge of becoming its Slide Tester and test water slides for a living at its SplashWorld resorts.
With almost half of Brits (48%)* wishing their job was more exciting and over a third (37%) starting to think about applying for a new job in the New Year, the nationwide search for someone looking to take the plunge and get wet for a living couldn’t come at a better time!
Previous Slide Tester Tommy has hung up his swimming shorts after doing the job for 4 years, so a passionate and enthusiastic new recruit is needed to judge the flumes, slides and pools at SplashWorld resorts for summer 2013. One lucky person will get the job of riding and rating water slides for a living across 20 SplashWorld resorts.
The Slide Tester will travel to sunny countries, a dream for many people with 39% of Brits revealing they would love to work in the sunshine and a further third (33%) saying that travelling to exotic locations would feature highly on their job wish list.
Aspiring Slide Testers can apply at http://www.firstchoice.co.uk/slidetester before 28th February 2013 and are encouraged to upload a video pitch lasting under 30 seconds – the average time it takes to ride a SplashWorld slide. They’ll have to prove to the public that they have what it takes before facing a panel of expert judges at a SplashWorld overseas.
Five of the best wannabe testers will be whisked away to a water park in April to battle it out for the role in a series of exciting challenges. The successful candidate will get to ride and rate the slides based on the ‘biggest splash’ and ‘adrenalin factor’ as part of the role, as well as share their experiences with First Choice holidaymakers via Twitter and Facebook.
Luke Gaskins, First Choice Head of Holiday Innovation, said: “This is an amazing job for one lucky person who’ll get to escape the 9-5 and instead spend their days rating slides and pools in the sun this summer. The new Slide Tester will be a key part of the First Choice team responsible for ensuring that we give our SplashWorld customers the best All Inclusive water park experience we can. We can’t wait to welcome our new team member so that they can get sliding and give our holidaymakers all the information they need to have the best holiday this summer.”
The successful applicant will be given a six-month contract where they will get to test the slides and flumes at SplashWorld water parks in destinations including Majorca, Turkey and Egypt. In addition to a salary of £20,000 per annum (pro rata), all overseas travel expenses will be paid and the successful applicant will be given a seven-night holiday for two staying at a First Choice All Inclusive resort at the end of the six months.
First Choice’s All Inclusive SplashWorld resorts offer the best range of holidays with unlimited use of the waterpark included in the price.
*First Choice research carried out by OnePoll of 2,000 survey respondents between 14/12/2012 to 16/12/2012.
The role of Slide Tester is only available to UK residents over the age of 18.
ABOUT FIRST CHOICE
First Choice, part of TUI UK & Ireland, became the first major holiday brand to offer 100% all-inclusive holidays in 2012. The brand offers exclusive hotels designed specifically following customer feedback and gives families, couples and groups the peace of mind they need when budgeting for a holiday.
Flagship hotels include: First Choice Holiday Villages, which deliver everything a family could want in one place – great entertainment, food, kids’ clubs and lots of activities such as swim academy and high ropes – enough to keep the whole family occupied; and First Choice SplashWorld hotels which have a water park either onsite or nearby that families have unlimited access to at no extra cost.
First Choice is the sister company of Thomson and uses Thomson Airways as its carrier to take over 5.5million people on holiday each year.
TUI UK & Ireland is part of the TUI Travel PLC Group.