Leisure and entertainment engineering technician

Leisure and entertainment engineering technician

“A leisure and entertainment engineering technician is responsible for the safe maintenance of park rides, machinery and equipment”

Attractions and rides, ranging from hydraulic-powered roller coasters, to small merry-go-rounds, are increasingly complex pieces of equipment incorporating engineering, virtual and augmented reality, pyrotechnics, aqua, and sound. As a leisure and entertainment engineering technician, you’ll perform a vital role in maintaining the functionality and safety of these rides and attractions, as well as making a major contribution to customer experience. You’ll train in the full range of engineering activities, including routine maintenance, fault finding and diagnostics, and testing and commissioning, as well as ensuring that maintenance activities contribute to optimising the customer experience and their safety.

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and maths

Entry requirements: Five GCSEs, including English and maths

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £23,000 per annum