11,000 job applications submitted at Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Woburn forest lake with view of the Plaza in the distance

10 February 2014

More than 11,000 job applications submitted for new Center Parcs Woburn Forest

More than 11,000 job applications submitted for new Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Center Parcs Woburn Forest has announced that more than 11,000 applications have been submitted for jobs at the new village, which opens this spring.

The recruitment drive started in July 2013 for 1,500 positions, including roles with on-site restaurants and retailers. Over half of the positions have now been filled.

At present, 41% of new recruits are between the ages of 16-24, and 92% of applicants have come from the local area (within 15 miles of the new site). The most popular roles already filled are in guest services, retail and security, as well as lifeguard roles for the Subtropical Swimming Paradise.

Judi Leavor, HR Director at Center Parcs, says: “It’s fantastic to have received so many job applications for the new site already, and especially exciting that we’ve been able to offer opportunities to so many young people at a time when many of them are finding it tough to start their careers. This recruitment drive should have a tremendous impact on the local community in terms of economic growth, both in the short- and long-term.”

Center Parcs Woburn Forest is still looking to fill approximately 500 positions. The business is currently searching for candidates across finance, HR and leisure, as well as beauty therapists for the brand new Aqua Sana, Center Parcs’ spa.

Judi Leavor continues: “Despite the large number of applications, we are still seeking talent for a number of key areas. Because of the variety of roles we are recruiting for, we are looking for a diverse range of skillsets.”