A unique job opportunity has become available for one lucky person to become a train driver at an award-winning Cornish family visitor attraction.
Lappa Valley has been welcoming families for nearly 50 years to enjoy a day out at their peaceful, 35-acre park that is nestled in a picturesque valley at St Newlyn East near Newquay.
The attraction is set on part of one of the oldest railway lines in Cornwall. Initially created in the mid-1800s to serve East Wheel Rose lead and silver mine, the mine’s former engine house and chimney still sit at the heart of the site, the line was later taken over by GWR to transport passengers. 10 years after the line closed, Lappa Valley was born in 1974.
A Railway Operations Assistant is required on the 15-inch gauge railway that takes excited families on a nostalgic journey to the heart of attraction, driving both steam and diesel locomotives.
The successful applicant will also help the team operate Lappa Valley’s smaller railways and other attractions that generations have local families, and visitors to Cornwall, have fallen in love with.
Keith Southwell, who has owned Lappa Valley with his wife, Sara, since 2014 said:
“Lappa Valley is such a wonderful place to work, we are so proud of our hardworking and fun team who play such an important part in ensuring our visitors thoroughly enjoy their time with us. Our people really do set us apart.
“We’re looking for someone who loves to work and engage with the public to join us this season to drive our trains and help ensure the smooth and safe running of the attraction.”
Due to the nature of the role, applicants must be 21 years of age and above.
Find out more about by visiting www.lappavalley.co.uk/work