The new aquarium being built in Skegness has seen more than 500 applicants apply for just 25 jobs.
Teen Spirit Ltd, the firm behind the multi-million pound project, described the response as ‘phenomenal’ as it embarked on the mammoth task of interviewing around 120 potential employees for jobs advertised both locally and nationally.
Before the interviews on Friday, the Teen Spirit Ltd team had to sort through more than 500 applicants to fill around 20-25 positions.
Positions at the aquarium included an overall general manager, demonstrators, presenters and educational guides, retail assistants, catering assistants, play area attendants, positions in the coffee shop, front of house, ticket office and reception, as well as maintenance staff and cleaners.
A spokesman for Teen Spirit Ltd said: “People are brimming with excitement and enthusiasm for the new attraction and we couldn’t wait to meet the applicants in anticipation of putting together our sought-after team that will represent Skegness’ brand-new destination attraction.”
A number of specialist positions will also be created.
The construction of the aquarium at the old Panda’s Palace site on the seafront is also beginning to take shape as workmen, many local contractors, aim to have the project ready for opening in April.