Merlin Entertainments has launched its inaugural Engineering Academy to educate the next generation of theme park engineers in the UK.
The academy is a three-year programme, tailored for aspiring engineers who want to work in the world of entertainment.
It begins this year with 12 apprentices, with plans to expand in the coming years.
Merlin has collaborated with the JCB Academy, New City College and East Surrey College for the project.
Michael Jones, head of the engineering academy at Merlin Entertainments, said: “Our pioneering Engineering Academy is a testament to our resolute belief in education’s transformative power. We’re not just cultivating engineers; we’re fostering innovators and pioneers who will shape the future of entertainment.
“We invite both fresh talent and existing Merlin staff to join us in this exhilarating journey of learning, growth, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.”