Talent and Development

Our Talent Fuels our Growth

Our commitment is to develop and promote people within Merlin offering amazing careers. We carefully nurture their talents, providing them with training to do a great job and supporting their development to enable them to take full advantage of the fantastic opportunities available. 

Learning and Development: Our goal is to equip everyone with the right skills to be the best at what they do and fulfil their potential in their career with Merlin. A key component of this is the wealth of training we provide. Aside from the initial ‘Welcome to Team Merlin’ induction, there are opportunities specific to an individual’s role and an abundance of specialist training to further enhance our employees’ careers.

We’ve got lots of brilliant leadership development programmes, including partnering with the IMD Business School in Switzerland to provide our senior executives with exceptional leadership development. Our flagship ‘XCalibre’ programme, which we run with Kingston University is for leaders with bags of potential. There’s the ‘Merlin Leadership Programme’, which we run globally, as well as our ‘Bootcamps’ – development centres specifically for our General Management, Finance and HR team members. 







Merlin's School of Magic - We believe offering our employees continuous development is paramount to our success and we therefore have the Merlin School of Magic which is an online collection of learning materials and webinars that are provided by the world renowned Ashridge Business School, to help enhance the personal and professional development of all our employees around the globe.

The learning portal provides on-line business and management development, which can be accessed from home, work or mobile device and is available in different languages. It is essentially ‘just in time’ learning that matches the pace and unique requirements of our increasingly global business.








Our people are the biggest single reason for our success, so we’re always striving to make life at Merlin better for all of them. Diversity is a crucial part of this. We look for the best people for every role, regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or any other factor. We want to make sure that everyone has the same access to every opportunity.

Our ‘Women at Merlin’ (W@M) programme has been a great success in supporting women grow within Merlin; providing women with the support and opportunities they need to achieve their ambitions and develop into senior roles. 







Accelerate – Ready to ‘Accelerate’ your career? Accelerate recruits graduates with a passion for delivering fun and the desire to push themselves and our business to the next level whilst inspiring those around them! With a good academic background and the ability to roll up their sleeves they dive into every challenge. For those who shine, there are plenty of opportunities to take leadership positions around the world, with the ultimate goal of becoming a General Manager of their own attraction or a Marketing Director within one of our exciting brands.

Completing four six-month placements based at a range of our fantastic global attractions, graduates soon learn that each of our sites present their own unique challenges, giving them a great grounding for becoming leaders of the future! If you want to Accelerate, visit www.merlincareers.com/graduates or email graduates@merlinentertainments.biz