Drayton Manor recruitment drive now on!

Thursday January 7 2016

If you’re looking for a new vocation this New Year, have you considered taking on the twists and turns of the theme park?

Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has launched its annual recruitment drive for the 2016 season. So if you’d like to fill your days with adventure, laughter and fun, get in touch with the much-loved family attraction this January to find out more about the array of exciting and challenging roles up for grabs this year.

The search for up-beat, enthusiastic and professional team members is underway and people of all ages are encouraged to apply.

The theme park will re-open on Saturday 12th March 2016 and is looking for people to work flexible hours across its retail, ride and catering departments.

William Bryan, Managing Director at Drayton Manor Theme Park, said: “The people we recruit play a vital role in ensuring that all of our visitors experience the very best possible day out. That’s why we are on the lookout for enthusiastic candidates who thrive on interacting with the public, enjoying their work and maintaining a high standard of professionalism.”

Applications are now being accepted until the closing date of Sunday 31st January. To find out more, pop along to the park’s Working for Drayton Event on Saturday 16th January, taking place in Thomas Land™ from 11am until 2pm. Please register your interest in this event by emailing recruitment@draytonmanor.co.uk. Other dates to note are the park’s Recruitment Days which will take place from 13th – 21st February and contracts start from early March 2016 until 30th October 2016.

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

For more information or to apply please visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk, email recruitment@draytonmanor.co.uk or call 01827 252400.

The park is currently counting down the days to Saturday 13th February when the gates will open for a bumper half-term week, with selected rides, laughter and real life characters all rolled into a day to remember, running until Sunday 21st February.

In addition, the young and young at heart can also get up close and personal with their favourite characters on two very special Thomas and Friends™ Weekends taking place on 27th and 28th February and 5th and 6th March.

To book tickets, or for more information about the park, visit www.draytonmanor.co.uk or call 0844 472 1950. Reduced prices are available for tickets bought in advance. For regular updates and news about Drayton Manor Theme Park join it on Twitter www.twitter.com/Draytonmanor and Facebook www.facebook.com/DraytonManorPark

Drayton Manor’s 2016 season runs from Saturday 12th March until Friday 28th October, with the Firework Spectacular weekend taking place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October. 

Notes to Editor

About Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Theme 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 Theme 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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About HIT Entertainment

HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading preschool entertainment companies, specializing in building powerful brands based on engaging stories.  HIT Entertainment’s world-class portfolio includes  Thomas & Friends®, Mike the Knight™, Fireman Sam®, Bob the Builder, Barney®, Angelina Ballerina®, Pingu® and Rainbow Magic®.

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About Thomas & Friends™

Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son 70 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages.  The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & Friends makes tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS®, Sprout® and on Five’s Milkshake! and Nick Jr in the UK and on CCTV in China.  Downloadable episodes are available through iTunes. For more information about the world of Thomas the Tank Engine™ and his friends, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com.