Want to be part of a constantly growing independent business?

Take a look at the roles we are currently recruiting for below.


Founded in June 2016, TimeTrap Escape Rooms are Reading’s 5 star immersive escape games provider. Both graduates of the University of Reading, Andrew and Katie (the lovely looking people above) wanted to provide the town with something tangible and experiential. Being massive escape room enthusiasts themselves (now clocking in at over 100 rooms each) they wanted to provide experiences with high quality aesthetics, immersive storylines and fun puzzles. And so it was, TimeTrap was born.

Since these small beginnings we have gone on to win a Pride of Reading Award, an industry recognised Golden Key Award and over 600 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor. Not only this but one of our creations, The Divide, has gone international after opening in Germany as Das System. Andrew and Katie have also had the privilege of speaking at the UK Escape Room Industry Conference in 2018 and at the European Industry Conference in Amsterdam in 2019.

We now have a wonderful team of ten people helping run our four experiences. Think you’d like to join them? Keep reading on for what working for TimeTrap could mean for you, and our application process. 


Joining the TimeTrap team means joining an exciting and pretty unique start-up that will evolve based on your contribution. Some of the benefits include:

  • A fun, flexible and relaxed workplace.
  • Competitive pay – starting at £8 p/h, rising with experience (escape room industry or general work experience).
  • Opportunities to grow with the business and industry. We are constantly exploring new opportunities which means roles (both full-time and part-time) are being created with new projects.
  • Opportunity to partake in regular team events and trips (including visiting other escape rooms, of course!)
  • Full training on experiences, as well as ad-hoc training sessions.

We honestly believe that our team is the biggest asset we possess and therefore invest a lot into making TimeTrap an enjoyable place to work. We believe that this in turn contributes to our customers having a better visitor experience.

Don’t just take our word for it! Want to get an insiders perspective on life and TimeTrap, what you can look forward to and how we can develop you? Check out Tegan’s and Rachel’s blogs.


We aren’t currently actively recruiting but if you would like to send in an application, following the process below, we’ll keep your application on file and contact you should a suitable position open up.


Like what you’ve seen? Think working at TimeTrap could be for you? To apply answer the below questions, along with your attached CV (including the name, email address and phone number of a reference we can contact), and send to with the subject ‘Experience Maker Application’.

When customers visit TimeTrap, we want them to have a memorable experience. Show us you can help deliver this with a memorable application – don’t be shy, the more creative the better!

Q1 Now you know a bit about us, tell us about yourself and what you love…

Q2 Why are you interested in joining the TimeTrap team?

Q3 If we were to talk to your closest friend, how would they describe you?

Q4 If you had three wishes, what would they be?

Q5 Have you played an escape room? If so, describe one, what did you think of it and how would you have improved it? If you haven’t played an escape room, describe your ideal game.

Q6 How many hours a week would you like to work? Which days of the week would you like to work? We are looking for a range of days and hours so please state your honest preference.