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How to become a Holiday Centre Worker

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What does a Holiday Centre Worker do?

Holiday centre workers provide a wide range of services within caravan parks, holiday centres or camps. Many jobs are similar to those in other tourism and hospitality businesses, involving providing essential services such as catering and cleaning. Job roles include waiters/waitresses, cooks, chefs, counter service staff, kitchen assistants, bar staff, cleaners and room attendants.

Other posts are shop assistants, amusement park attendants, sports instructors/attendants, drivers, nursery and medical nurses, office, security and maintenance staff.

Some staff work as group leaders, organising activities and entertainment. They may act as hosts and hostesses, greeting new arrivals and making sure they feel welcome. They also answer enquiries, sort out problems and make announcements.

What's the working environment like working as a Holiday Centre Worker?

Working hours are likely to be long for most posts, and involve shifts, evenings, weekends and public holidays, which will be the busiest times. Posts are often seasonal, and often involve staff living in.

Holiday centre staff work outdoors and/or indoors, depending on the type of work.

What does it take to become a Holiday Centre Worker?

To be a holiday centre worker you should:

  • enjoy working with people
  • have a friendly, outgoing nature
  • have a sense of humour and good communication skills
  • be versatile and willing to undertake any task required
  • work well as part of a large team.

Holiday Centre Worker Career Opportunities

Demand is usually seasonal, increasing from March to November. Major companies running family holiday camps or centres offer most vacancies. These companies may also run smaller holiday villages, hotels and caravan sites.

Most centres have a core group of permanent staff, and may offer permanent jobs to seasonal staff. Some organisations offer limited opportunities to work abroad.During the course of a season, opportunities for promotion to supervisory work may arise.

Vacancies may be advertised in the local press, or it is possible to apply directly to the holiday centres and companies.

Further information

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SkillsActive
Castlewood House
77-91 New Oxford Street
London
WC1A 1PX
Advice line: 08000 933300
www.skillsactive.com

People 1st
2nd Floor
Armstrong House
38 Market Square
Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB8 1LH
Tel: 0870 060 2550
www.people1st.co.uk

CITO Ltd
74-76 Victoria Road
Aldershot
Hants
GU11 1SS
Tel: 01252 796085
www.cito.org.uk

Springboard UK Ltd
www.springboarduk.com

Holiday Centres Association
www.holidaycentres.com

British Holiday and Home Parks Association
www.bhhpa.org.uk

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