Forty eager hopefuls were determined to make a splash at a unique job interview in the Time Capsule yesterday – as they applied for the post of waterpark slide tester.
Holiday firm First Choice chose the Coatbridge venue and its giant flumes as the ideal stage for their search for a new staff member, who will spend six months travelling the world to rate aquapark attractions.
Among the applicants were Coatbridge man Terry Shannon and Graeme Macdonald of Gartcosh.
They were asked to give their best pitch to a special headset camera as they whizzed down the giant Tornado Tantrum flume, the first water ride of its kind in Europe.
One eager applicant was waiting outside the Buchanan Street leisure centre from 6am.
First Choice’s Ian Chapman said: “The Time Capsule was selected as the ideal venue in Scotland to put the wannabe slide testers through their paces.”
The top five applicants will be taken to a water park in April to compete for the role. Over-18s can still apply at www.firstchoice.co.uk/slidetester by February 28.