Tom Ford

Mechanical Engineer – 2010 to 2011
Engineering Team Leader – 2011 to present

“Before joining Chessington World of Adventures Resort, I’d visited the theme park and knew of the rides, but apart from that I didn’t really know what to expect. The major attraction for me was to work for a dynamic company that is striving to compete with the likes of Disney. I knew that the company would be pulling out all the stops to the close the gap and I wanted to be part of that project.”

One of the gang

“There is a very good working environment here at Chessington Resort. The staff are more than willing to help wherever they can, even if it means stepping out of their comfort zones to achieve it. Plus it’s so unique. How many of your friends walk past Lions and Tigers on their way to work? I enjoy working with the people and working on the different rides on a daily basis. Right, now I am training in a new role, so I’m learning new skills on a frequent basis. Working here is full of surprises and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Smiles all round

“My best day at Chessington World of Adventures Resort so far has to be when my little girl came in with my wife and her friends and told them that daddy had the best job in the world. That put a smile on my face for the rest of the day.”