Interview day details

Where will my interview take place?
The interview location will be in the retail centre and close to where the Grotto will be located. We will contact you with the exact location, including directions, in the week prior to your interview.

How long will my interview last?
Up to 10 mins. Please know you can ask us any questions you might have.

What will I be asked in my interview?
It is important to us that your interview be a pleasant experience. We are looking for friendly people who are polite with a big smile and enthusiastic about the role. Many of our staff say it is the most enjoyable interview that they've ever had. 

What makes a successful applicant?
Great Grottos look for enthusiastic people who want to be part of a team and are looking for a rewarding job role.

What shifts are available?
We need both full-time and part-time Grotto staff to work weekdays and weekends. We will record your availability to work at interview and look to build your shifts around this.

I’m uncertain which job role I would be most suited to...
So long as you have completed an interview booking, we can discuss other opportunities on the day.

What should I wear?
Smart casual. Super smart looks great too.

What should I bring with me?
CV, and identification, please. We understand if Santas do not have a CV.  

I have friend who is also interested. Can I recommend them?
Yes. Send them to our application site,, or they can apply by phone on 01306 886 989.

I’ve worked for Great Grottos last year, do I need to attend an interview?
Yes. We like to catch up with our staff every year.

When will I be told if my interview is successful?
We contact successful applicants as quickly as we can. We hire 500+ staff during one month so we must appologise that we can't guarentee a time scale and taht we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants.

If you have any questions, call us on 01306 886 989.
We love hearing from our applicants and staff.