Business Management Graduate Programme
graduate scheme
Expires15 days

Business Management Graduate Programme

Job description

Ready to Accelerate your career? At Merlin Entertainments plc we run many of the world’s most popular attractions – LEGOLAND®, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE to name a few – and we are growing and opening new attractions every year. The Accelerate Graduate programme is focused on giving you all the skills you will need to make an attraction a great success. With exciting roles, professional training, a vast support network and career progression available on a global scale, Merlin is the ideal place to kick-start your career. So if you are looking for fast-track development in an exciting global company, this is where the magic starts.

The Programme

You can expect a fun, challenging and unique opportunity to work at top-rated attractions worldwide in order to deliver excellent customer experiences. The programme consists of three six-month placements, with each placement based at a different Merlin site. The placements are agreed between yourself and the Graduate Manager to ensure you are exposed to a variety of functions and locations within Merlin. The Accelerate programme offers all the experience you will need to progress to a senior position within Merlin in the future.

Business Management

If you’re a bright, entrepreneurial graduate with the confidence to lead others and run your own department then this is the programme for you. For those who shine, there are plenty of opportunities to take leadership positions around the world. You will gain experience and skills in commercial, strategic, operational and leadership functions in placements which are based across the Merlin business. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the day-to-day operations within the attraction and you could also be managing a team to deliver excellent customer service. On the Business Management track, each placement will give you all the business and people management skills you will need to move into leadership.

Every placement is unique and you will be exposed to exciting projects and face interesting challenges. You can expect to find yourself working in a number of different functions including; rides, retail, food & beverage and admissions, to name a few, allowing you to learn which environment brings out the best in you. In each placement, you will be part of a team which aims to deliver the very best experiences for our customers.

After the programme, the options you can take in order to fast-track your career are limitless, and there are many opportunities that you can seize in order to get you closer to your dream job. Subsequently previous graduates have gone on to secure roles such as Rides Operations Manager, Sales Floor Manager and Duty Manager. Further down the line, the opportunities to progress are endless and you could be applying for a senior management position or to run your own attraction.

The Accelerate Graduate Programme commences in September 2019

What we are looking for

With Merlin Entertainments plc rapidly growing and opening new attractions every year we want creative minds, natural leaders and innovative thinkers to drive our business forward. We are looking for future leaders with customer focus, commercial nous, drive, determination and the strength of character to challenge the status quo.

Flexibility, mobility and the willingness to embrace change are vital too, as your placements – and your future career – could take you to Europe, Asia, Australia or the USA.


As this is a global programme, we are looking for those who have the eligibility to work in mainland China or Japan and a minimum of a Bachelor Degree Classification 2:1 (or equivalent international qualification).

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

Please click on the apply online button to complete your application for the programme.

Please note that Merlin Entertainments plc is a global business and English language skills are essential. You will therefore be required to complete the application process in English.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 06/12/2018

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Closing date: 06/12/2018


Additional job details


Competitive salary

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