Graduate scheme

South East


Great Grottos are the people behind the scenes at every large-scale UK Christmas Grotto.

We interview, hire and support Santa & his Elves. And we are putting together our new events & recruitment team... Experience is not needed.

What We Do:
Great Grottos operate Christmas Grottos in major Shopping Centres and Garden Centres. We are the industry leaders, employing 100's of amazing Santas and Elves to handout our presents to children across the UK.

We have Event Coordinators positions available and experience is not needed!

  • Location | Dorking head office in Surrey
  • Period | Aug to 24th Dec
  • Experience | Not necessary
  • Interviews | Throughout July & Aug

Job Role:

  • Helping Elf and Santa applicants book their interviews.
  • Reviewing interview feedback. Selecting staff.
  • Registering new applicants
  • Booking in candidates for Interview
  • Allocating shifts to staff.
  • Checking daily staff attendance.
  • Arranging staff cover.
  • Acting as a first line of contact for queries from Grotto applicants, staff and customers

Our excellent training programme is step-by-step and changes as the role develops each month.

Company Spirit:
We recruit a new Event Coordinator team each year. The spirit of our company is to support one another as we work towards Christmas Eve.


  • Learning national recruitment strategies
  • Event management experience
  • Staff management experience
  • Behind the scenes interview processes
  • Offering applicants jobs and learning about HR
  • Fun & engaging office environment

Your Key Strengths:

  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Enthusiasm to talk to people
  • Personable manner
  • Methodical approach to work
  • Attention to detail

No previous specific experience is necessary as full training is provided.

Up to Oct: 5 days a week, 9.30am – 5.00pm, Mon to Fri
From Nov: 6 days a week, 8.30am – 6.00pm

This is great opportunity for those looking to develop their CV in Events, Recruitment, HR or Office Administration.

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