James

Chief Technician

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We all have a shared goal of delivering operational excellence

STARRING ROLES

Chief Technician

PROGRAMMES

Technician Mentoring

MY HoLLYWOOD JOURNEY

Prior to joining Hollywood Bowl, I gained my experience working as a Technician in various bowling centres. I then joined Hollywood Bowl four years ago, in Ashford, before moving over to the Stevenage centre. In that time, I’ve been able to grow my knowledge not only as a technician but as a manager too.

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT SO FAR?

How to manage a team of extraordinary technicians – we all have a shared goal of delivering operational excellence! It gives me great job satisfaction to manage my team’s development in line with their career goals, and see how this impacts them in a positive way.

WHAT ARE THE BeST BITS OF YOUR JOB?

Being able to come to work every day and encounter something new. I’ve loved mechanics since I was very young, and Hollywood Bowl has given me the chance to develop my technical skills further.

DESCRIBE tHE CULTURE

The support structure here is superb. The management team are always available and there are a number of relevant training programmes available so that myself and my team can further our technical knowledge.

name your biggest achievement

The variety of skills I’ve learnt here - I could be doing anything from preparing the centre before a shift, to helping on projects like lane resurfaces or scoring installations. Every day is so different!