Blue Planet Aquarium is a market leading visitor attraction and North West regional gem based in Cheshire, operated by Deep Sea Leisure PLC [tabgroup] [tab title=”Aspro Group”] Blue Planet Aquarium is part of the Aspro Group. Aspro, a multinational company owns over 65 leisure attractions in more than 14 countries. Here in the UK Aspro owns Blue Planet Aquarium, Deep Sea World, Bristol Aquarium, 4 Blue Reef Aquariums, Smugglers Adventure and Oakwood Theme Park. To see latest Vacancies at Blue Planet Aquarium and other Aspro UK Sites click here and check our news section. Mission ASPRO’s Mission is as follows: “To offer fun in parks which are safe and environmentally friendly, and guarantee a high quality of service, with customers served by a motivated team, to ensure that they are satisfied and want to return”. This is supported by 6 core values that are central to the way we work. They underpin our dealings with customers, our suppliers, our shareholders and our employees. They are an integral part of our daily behaviour. Quality of Service Always deliver excellent service and be attentive to customers’ needs. Honesty Be honest and always act ethically with customers, suppliers, staff and shareholders; expecting the same from them. Respect To respect the people we work with, be it customers, suppliers, staff or shareholders. Treat them as we would wish to be treated Focus on Results To have clear objectives, and to be tenacious and ambitious in our fight to achieve them. To operate with high productivity and to control costs rigorously. Teamwork Success is obtained by working together (colleagues, departments, parks and countries) to find the solutions to the Company’s problems Personal Development Improve ASPRO’s Company growth through favouring the growth of our staff so that they develop their professional skills in their jobs. Working in the leisure industry generates a tremendous sense of teamwork and camaraderie. As part of our company culture we strive towards excellence in all we do and in particular the way we give outstanding service to our customers. Therefore, we expect all of our people to work as part of a team respecting good leadership and to be totally committed to the business. Join our team and enjoy great benefits including:-
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Here at Blue Planet Aquarium our recognised GCSE work experience placements are very popular with students.
Work experience placements are run from February to the end of October of each year. We are unable to take on students during the school holiday period. Placements run for one week from Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am to 4pm with one hour for lunch. In order to give you our full attention during your placement, we allow 1 student to carry out their placement at a time; therefore if you are requesting to attend a work placement with a friend, then unfortunately this will not be granted. Our places do get booked up pretty quickly and therefore we do recommend you enquiring as far in advance as possible. Please remember that there is a high demand for our valuable work experience placements so if you are successful but unable to complete the placement given then please let us know at the earliest time otherwise you will be taking an opportunity away from someone else.
A work experience placement with Blue Planet Aquarium is varied and very interesting. Being a visitor attraction, we have many multi skilled and experienced staff working for us at Blue Planet Aquarium and there are three things that we can guarantee you will take away with you its lots of variety, an enjoyable and invaluable experience! The skills that you will learn on this placement include;
It may be your wish to gain experience just in one department, and although we do our best to assist you on your way along your chosen career paths, but we also feel it is important that you take away with you a full view of how our business operates and what our staff in different departments are involved in on a day to day basis. Therefore our placements give you the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working in each one of our departments. We try to give you the best possible experience and therefore we place you in the department with the most activity at that time. For example, our visitor services department tends to be busy in the morning welcoming school children into the aquarium on their day trip out, so your time will be spent here meeting and greeting the schools. You will need to be ready with a smile for all our visitors and offer great customer service! At lunch time our restaurant gets busy, so your time will be spent cleaning tables and asking our visitors if they are enjoying their day out. Or you may be needed in our gift shop helping to stock the shelves or serving our customers. Later on in the day you could be in the office assisting our Finance or HR team with their duties or our Marketing team promoting our great attraction with mail shots or leafleting.
At the aquarium you will be working both with the public and the animals in a busy environment and because of this we ask for the following:
Remember that people have come to Blue Planet Aquarium for a fun day out and with this in mind it is important that you work with a smile and be ready to answer any questions from any of our visitors.
If this sounds like the placement for you and you meet our criteria, then please download our work experience application form, fill this in with your parents and your school and then send it back to [email protected] Please also send in a copy of your CV. Please note that in order for your application to be considered you are required to fill in all sections of this form.
Any valuables are brought at your own risk as we cannot accept any responsibility for lost or damaged items.
Once we have received the form our admin team will contact you in the next couple of weeks to let you know if your application has been successful or not. Please note that all our work placements are unpaid and unfortunately we are unable to assist with out of pocket expenses. We retain the right to cancel a placement at any time. We hold full employers and public liability insurance. For further details, please see the work experience application form. We do recognise the time and effort it takes to apply for a work placement, but due to the high number of applications that we receive we are unable to notify students who have been unsuccessful in their application; consequently if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Work-Experience Form [/tab] [/tabgroup]Application Form