A new tree-top attraction at Coombe Abbey Hotel is hiring

Thursday 28th of March 2019 08:21 AM

Luke Parker is the new manager of Go Ape at Coombe Abbey and is now recruiting for the new attraction.

The new manager of a tree-top attraction at Coombe Abbey is on the hunt for staff with a desire and passion to succeed.

A recruitment drive has now been launched to swell the ranks of the team that is set to operate Go Ape in the park.

Luke Parker is the site manager of the obstacle course, which is set to open in April, giving thrill-seekers a chance to tackle the high ropes adventures.

He has worked for the company and its associated businesses for five years, working his way up the ranks from instructor to his first managerial position.

A deputy manager, instructors and activity assistants are being sought and Luke wants to take on people with drive as he aims for the business to be at the heart of the community.

“Our aims for the first year are to foster a strong relationship with the local community and surrounding area, and be up there with Go Apes highest performing sites as soon as possible,” said the 26-year-old.

A total of 15 staff members have already been taken on to help operate the site, which will be open between February and December, but more are needed to boost the team.

Luke added: “The biggest thing I look for in staff is a desire and a passion to succeed. As all training is done in house, people’s levels of relevant experience are not always the primary factor.

“Personally I like to see someone who is driven, and wants to create great experiences for our customers.

“We currently have 15 staff hired and are looking to take on more outdoor activity instructors and duty managers for the forthcoming courses to be completed May time.

“Targets for the first year have been set, but there is so much excitement within the community already for Go Ape to arrive that I am confident that we can exceed all expectations.

“We’re all looking forward to welcoming everyone along and seeing what we have to offer.”

The attraction will feature The Plummet, a 12-metre free-fall vertical drop, a dual Tarzan Swing and a 200m double zip course finale.

As the city celebrates being European City of Sport, contractors are now on site and working to install the platforms, rope walks and safety equipment to make sure everything is ready for the official opening.

Richard Harrison, Managing Director of Coombe Abbey Park Limited, who operate the hotel and cafes within the park and have partnered with Go Ape on this project, is looking forward to seeing the site up and running.

“Everyone is working extremely hard on Go Ape and we want it to be a premiere attraction for everyone to enjoy,” said Richard.

“I want to welcome Luke and all of the team members that have been taken on so far and we look forward to working with everyone to put Go Ape at Coombe Abbey on the map.”

For further information about Go Ape or to register an interest in finding out more, visit https://goape.co.uk/days-out/midlands/coventry

Anyone who would like more details about positions available at Go Ape at Coombe Abbey visit https://goape.co.uk/about/jobs