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Jobs at Lappa!

From serving up deliciousness in our cafe, driving the trains or working on the boating lake, there are number of roles at Lappa Valley, one of the Cornwall's best days out! Whether you’re here for a summer job or to build your career, a job at Lappa Valley will always be exciting, inspiring and rewarding.

Current Vacancies

Seasonal Retail and Admissions Assistants

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at one of Cornwall’s most loved Tourist attractions!

Lappa Valley is Cornwall’s Secret World of Play and Trains, and we’re looking for people to join our team as we celebrate our 50th year!

We are looking for a self-motivated and very customer focussed individual to assist running the ticket office and retail outlets and to give our guests the best day out! We have both full and part time seasonal positions available. Further opportunities after the season time may be available to the right person.

We pride ourselves in welcoming over 100,000 guests to the Lappa Valley every single year and your job will be to make sure they leave with a smile!

If you are interested in a varied and exciting season, with customer satisfaction at the forefront of your mind, we would love to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work in our ticket office at Benny Halt providing a welcoming first impression for our visitors, selling tickets, explaining what we are about and our facilities.
  • To work in our gift shop at East Wheal Rose selling a range of gifts, souvenirs, toys and refreshments.
  • To maintain excellent levels of cleanliness in our ticket office, station toilets and gift shop.
  • To maintain stock levels in both retail outlets and communicating orders to other departments.

Person Requirements – essential

  • You will be an excellent communicator.
  • You have a can-do, positive approach towards work.
  • You are very customer focussed, with our aim of providing the best day out firmly in mind.
  • Due to the location of Lappa Valley, you will need your own transport.

Person Requirements – desirable

  • Previous experience working for a tourist attraction.

Please see below for details on how to apply.

Seasonal Miniature Train Drivers and Boating Lake Assistants

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at one of Cornwall’s most loved Tourist attractions!

Lappa Valley is Cornwall’s Secret World of Play and Trains, and we’re looking for people to join our team as we celebrate our 50th year!

We are looking for fun and motivated individuals to work in our leisure park, helping to give our guests the best day out! We have both full and part time seasonal positions available from March until the end of October. Further opportunities after the season time may be available to the right person.

We pride ourselves in welcoming over 100,000 guests to the Lappa Valley every single year and your job will be to make sure they leave with a smile!

If you are interested in a varied and exciting season, with customer satisfaction at the forefront of your mind, we would love to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • To be trained to drive the two miniature railways in the leisure park at East Wheal Rose (Woodland Railway and Newlyn Downs branch-line)
  • To assist visitors on and off the boating lake pedalo swans.
  • To be trained in safety critical duties of the main railway, such as dispatching trains.
  • To ensure a high level of cleanliness throughout the park and its attractions, including litter picking, changing the bins etc.
  • To deliver outstanding customer service and ensure that our visitors always leave with a smile on their face!

Person Requirements – essential

  • You will be an excellent communicator.
  • Be over the age of 18.
  • You have a can-do, positive approach towards work.
  • You are very customer focussed, with our aim of being the best day out, firmly in mind.
  • Due to the location of Lappa Valley, you will need your own transport.

Person Requirements – desirable

  • Previous experience working for a tourist attraction.

Please see below for details on how to apply.

Seasonal Cook

We are looking for a friendly and versatile cook to work with our fast-paced Food and Beverage team, working with brand new modern facilities helping to serve a range of delicious meals.

Reporting to the Food and Beverage team leader, you will be working as a team delivering a diverse menu of consistently high quality hot and cold food in our Engine Shed Café.

The best part is you never have to work evenings and nights beyond 5.30pm!

Please note that this is a full-time seasonal position, with an immediate start through until the end of October. Further opportunities past this time may be available to the right person.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to company and legislative food safety policies and safe systems of work.
  • Work as part of a team to prepare, cook and present a variety of dishes from our menu and seasonal specials board.
  • Working in all areas of the kitchen.
  • Play your part in maintaining the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen.
  • Ensure stock rotation in fridges, freezers to minimise wastage.

Person Requirements – essential

  • You will be an excellent communicator.
  • You have a can-do, positive approach towards work.
  • You are an excellent team player.
  • You have your own transport.

Person Requirements – desirable

  • Previous experience working in a tourist attraction food and beverage department.

Please see below for details on how to apply.

Ready to apply for a job?

PLEASE EMAIL A COPY OF YOUR CV – ALONG WITH A COVERING NOTE WITH THE SUBJECT OF WHICH JOB YOU ARE APPLYING FOR to work@lappavalley.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for work will only be considered if they are sent by the person looking for work directly and not by parents/ guardians or employment agencies.

  • Can I get further information on a Job?

    Absolutely! If you have any questions about any of the vacancies or the application process, please email work@lappavalley.co.uk or phone 01872 510317 (between office hours 9-5 Mon-Fri)

  • What if I do not have access to a computer and/or email, how do I apply?

    Simply post a CV and a covering letter stating the vacancy you are applying for to

    Recruitment, Lappa Valley, St Newlyn East, CORNWALL, TR8 5LX.

  • How long will it take to hear from you once I have applied?

    We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible, this will be via your preferred communication option (telephone or email). Please make sure your contact details on your application are correct.

  • What if I need additional support during the recruitment process?

    If you need adjustments or additional support throughout the recruitment process, please email work@lappavalley.co.uk , and we will be happy to assist you.

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