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Seb Smith Has Best Summer Job Ever, Spends Six Months Traveling World Testing Water Slides

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A student from the U.K. has just landed the best summer job ever, as he gets to travel the world and test water slides for $34,000 a year. 

Seb Smith, 22, competed against 2,000 other applicants to get a job with holiday company First Choice.

Now he is going to spend his summers traveling the world, for free, on top of getting paid for his 'hard' work. The company has locations in many exotic locations, including Egypt, Turkey, and Ibiza.

Smith is studying technology at the University of Leeds. He is looking forward to taking a break from school to stay at 20 Splash World resorts over a six-month period.

"I'm absolutely over the moon to be chosen as the new slide tester - and can't wait to get started in my new job," he said. "I can't believe I'll be traveling the world judging slides based on the biggest splash and adrenaline factor."

"It's going to be amazing and I'm really looking forward to being part of the team and to sharing my experiences with holidaymakers via Twitter and Facebook."

He was chosen for the job after competing against five other finalists at the five-star Iberotel Makadi Saraya hotel in Hurghada, Egypt.

"We were impressed by his enthusiasm and skills at every stage of our search and at the final it was clear that we'd found the ideal person for the role of slide tester," Luke Gaskins, head of Holiday Innovation at First Choice, said. 

"Seb is going to be a key part of the team who will help us to give our Splash World customers the best all inclusive water park experience possible and we can't wait for him to get sliding."

They hired him when their last water slide tester, Tommy Lynch, 33, retired after four years with the company.

Candidates for the job were required to be "fun-loving, passionate and enthusiastic as well as mad about watermarks."

They were also told they must be "willing to travel" and "happy to get wet at work."

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN