One the UK’s largest holiday park operators is looking for new recruits at Wemyss Bay Holiday Park after investing almost £140,000 to upgrade accommodation and add new facilities as it gets ready for peak season.

The facility employs more than 120 people in peak season, and the park, operated by Parkdean Resorts, welcomed more than 33,000 holidaymakers last year.

Prompted by strong bookings for 2024, Parkdean Resorts is looking to recruit 6,000 people to work at its 66 parks across the UK, including 750 jobs in Scotland.

With 250 different careers across its business, the company is hiring for a wide range of roles in different departments, and job opportunities include cleaners, bar and waiting team members, maintenance assistants, lifeguards, security officers, chefs and kitchen assistants. 

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The company has announced plans to spend more than £34m upgrading its holiday parks during 2024, including refurbishing more than 1,500 holiday homes, adding new caravans and introducing new food and beverage units.

Fourteen caravans are being refurbished at Wemyss Bay where new takeaway food options are being developed.

Steve Richards, CEO of Parkdean Resorts, said: “ We create rewarding jobs in the community which can turn into life-long careers in hospitality, and our staff engagement score of 83 per cent, which is well above the sector average, shows our teams are happy."

Parkdean Resorts employs more than 8,000 people across the UK.