Clacton Pier jobs boost welcomed

Friday, 12 January, 2018

Clacton Pier expects to have around 500 people to turn up to its third annual recruitment day where more than 100 jobs will be up for grabs.

Ongoing investment in facilities and attractions mean that there are more positions available than ever before.

The event is being staged on Monday January 29 from 10am to 6pm in the Boardwalk pub at the front of the Pier.

A number of managers will be on hand to give initial interviews which will hopefully lead to a second one and a position.

Pier Director Billy Ball said that about 50 people are now employed all year round with a range of specific skills such as carpenters, electricians, painters, aquarists and marketing staff.

However, at the height of the summer that figure will shoot up to an estimated 200.

“There will be a number of seasonal jobs for bar and kitchen staff, those working on the rides and in arcades, as cashiers and many more,” said Mr Ball.

“A very important part of our business is for us to grow our own staff. That means those that might start as seasonal employees end up holding senior positions and they are traditionally some of our best employees.

“It is also interesting how many successful business people I speak to in the town whose first job was working on the Pier. It’s a great place to start out and gain life experience which stands anyone in good stead later on.”

Mr Ball said there are always full-time positions coming up and he is currently looking for a painter and decorator.

Zoe Fairley, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Investment and Growth, said that every new job in the District is important.

“The Council is keen to see investment and new opportunities being created for our residents,” she said. “The tourism industry is definitely on the up in Tendring at the moment and Clacton is certainly benefitting from that upturn in fortunes. There has been a real renaissance on the town’s seafront and it is bringing in the visitors and is good for the local economy.”

Cllr Fairley added that Clacton Pier is one of TDC’s tourism partners and urged people to attend the recruitment day to find out what is on offer.

“It will be an ideal follow-up to our own jobs fair held towards the end of last year,” she added.

Last updated on: 12/01/2018 - 09:06