#110 - 198 East Island Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3      Tel. 250.248.3205   Fax. 250.248.4154


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Outdoor NASkart Experience

Fast Time Grand Prix – August 2016

Fast Time Grand Prix is located at 1460 Springhill Road in Parksville.

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

Fast Time Grand Prix and outdoor experience in NASkart racing is an exciting place to pique your racing interests. Our 20 karts allow us to have heat races of 12-14 traveling in excess of 45 km/h on our ½ km track. Our timing system records the drivers lap time, fastest time, average time and ranks them in the order they finish the heat race. As an employee it’s an exciting amusement type atmosphere where our customers look forward to feeling like Formula One racers and we assist in providing that thrill in a safe environment. Operational times are generally in good weather conditions with fun times experienced by our employees. At the end of the day our employees often test their skills with a couple of free laps for themselves, adding to the benefits of working for Fast Time Grand Prix.

How many employees do you have?

Seasonally operated between March 15th and Oct 31st, we hire about 7-8 employees during our off season months. During our peak season (Jun-Aug) we increase our staff 9 -11, running 10-12 hour days seven days a week.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We look for good listening skills, great organizational skills and the willingness and comfort to assist, direct and speak to large groups. Mechanical and computer skills are a large benefit and understanding racing rules is a bonus.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Our customers are our priority and assisting them with a great experience is our goal. A willingness to follow instructions and a happy demeanor will gain recognition with our company.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

We are currently looking to fill 1-2 more positions with a need for individuals with mechanical aptitude.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

We’re open 7 days a week and dropping off a resume would be best, email will work ftgp@shaw.ca. We will hold resumes for a year if our compliment of staff is full.

Tip of the Month For June

Add Fun to Your Job Search

Summer is here and often people relate summer to fun, play and vacations. Looking for work could be a tough task when the sun is shining and the beach is calling. So here are some ways to add some fun to your job search:

  1. Start a blog or website that focuses on your interests and passions. Have you felt a surge of energy when you are telling people about your favourite fishing hole or the great golf game you had yesterday? Does time fly when you are scrapbooking? Share these passions with the rest of the world and you never know where this may lead. Perhaps a golf course hires you to help in the pro shop or a local scrapbooking company hears about your blog and hires you to assist in a workshop. Start with www.blogger.com , an easy free blogging site. Sign up for our Using Social Media for Your Job Search work-shop to find out more.
  2. Most jobs aren’t advertised and job seekers find out about jobs through their network. There are fun ways to expand your network, like signing up for that course you always wanted to take, even if it isn’t related to your job. Who knows who might be in the class? Join a recreation class; you get exercise and meet new people, who may be possible employers, or know someone who is hiring.
  3. Pamper yourself – get a new haircut, pedicure or a new outfit. You will feel and look good and present well in interviews and when dropping off resumes. The Vancouver Island University Spa Institute offers reduced rates for spa services at the Parksville/Qualicum campus.
  4. Get out in the community! Summer is packed full of festivals, markets and special events in the Oceanside area. Volunteer to help out at local events and meet people, gain more skills and enjoy the day. Oceanside Tourism Association has a calendar of local events @ visitparksvillequalicumbeach.com.

August 2nd Hot Sheet

For the month of August The Hot Sheet will only be published twice (August 2nd and August 30th). In this week’s hot sheet we see the government’s continued support of VIU’s trades training programs. Discussions are also starting for the creation of a walking/biking trail to join Rathtrevor Provincial Park to Parksville Community Park.

July 19th Hot Sheet

ITA and WorkBC have launched a new innovative online Apprentice Job Match tool which will better connect British Columbian apprentices looking for on-the-job training they need to boost their skills and achieve certification in their chosen trade. For more of the latest labour market information see this week’s hot sheet.

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#110-198 East Island Hwy,
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Fax. 250.248.4154

Mon-Tues 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-6:00pm
Thurs-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm