Drayton Manor Park is now recruiting!

Tuesday January 10 2017

Those looking for a job filled with fun, thrills and adventure need look no further as one of the UK’s much-loved theme parks is now recruiting!

Staffordshire’s Drayton Manor Park has launched its annual recruitment drive with applications now being accepted for the 2017 season. People of all ages are encouraged to apply, whether you’re looking to take on a new challenge this year, fit a job around your studies or family life or looking to get out of the house during those retirement years. 

The park will re-open on Thursday 30th March and there are a huge variety of seasonal roles available. Whether you want to work in retail, catering, ticket sales or even the popular Thomas Land™ attraction there is something to make your day at work worthwhile. Drayton Manor Park has been a family run business for over 65 years and is proud to hire from the local community. It was recently awarded first place in the Large Company category of The Sun’s Best of British Awards 2016 and also placed very well overall as a great place to work.

Employee benefits include flexible working hours, variety within your role, learning transferable skills, free park ticket allocation, a fantastic working environment and subsidised lunch provision.

William Bryan, Managing Director at Drayton Manor Park, said: “We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic, motivated and hard-working team members who can help make our 2017 season one to remember. We’re encouraging all ages to apply and we have opportunities to work in our ride, retail and catering departments.”

Now is the chance to register to become part of the team and help create fun family memories for over one million visitors! To find out more information you can visit the park’s Working for Drayton Event on Saturday 21st January, 10am – 2pm in Thomas Land. Meet current members of staff, experience the different areas of the park and find out what it is really like to work at Drayton Manor. Please register your interest in this event by emailing recruitment@draytonmanor.co.uk. The closing date for all applications is Sunday 5th February.

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About Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park Ltd, opened to the public in 1950 by the Bryan family, is one of the UK’s most popular family attractions with over one million visitors a year. George and Vera Bryan OBE, converted 80 acres of derelict land, which once belonged to Sir Robert Peel; MP & PM to Queen Victoria and her family, into today’s wonderful multi award-winning family attraction, combining thrill rides with a conservation zoo plus catering and conference facilities.

Today, Drayton Manor Park, still family owned and run by second and third generation family members, covers 286 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside and features some of the wildest and scariest rides around. Rides include: Roller-Coasters - Shockwave, Ben 10: Ultimate Mission and G-force.  Major rides: Maelstrom, Apocalypse and Storm Force 10, our wettest ride. It is home to the hugely popular Thomas Land™ featuring many named Thomas & Friends™ character rides for the children and adults alike. Thomas Land™ at Drayton Manor is the only one of its kind in Europe.  The park’s 152 seat 4D Cinema, over 50 rides and attractions makes for a truly unforgettable day.

A four-star Hotel onsite featuring 150 rooms includes Thomas & Friends™ themed rooms all sleeping four to six guests, family rooms, executive rooms and presidential rooms. It also features two bars, two sublime restaurants and a relaxing lounge.  Within Drayton Manor Park and hotel we have three large conference rooms for functions and exhibitions as well as an idyllic wedding facility for up to 400 guests.

The popular Grill Inn Steak Restaurant and bar is adjacent to the hotel, seats up to 150 guests and is open all year round.
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