New jobs at North Wales Adventure Park where benefits include free surf sessions
Thirty new jobs have been created at a cutting-edge adventure center in North Wales, where staff benefits include free accommodation in a luxury Hilton hotel.
It is part of a series of additional benefits at Adventure Parc Snowdonia, in Dolgarrog, Conwy, which are designed to help the workforce tackle the cost of living crisis.
The team can also take advantage of free surf sessions and enjoy a 25% discount on food and other activities.
And when they go on vacation themselves, they can enjoy discounts of up to 80% when staying at any other Hilton hotel worldwide.
Vacancies at Dolgarrog are in all areas of the business, including adventure activities, housekeeping, restaurants and other food and beverage operations.
The center revolutionized adventure tourism when it opened as Surf Snowdonia in 2015, creating the world’s first indoor surfing lagoon in the scenic surroundings of the Conwy Valley.
A total investment of £25m has seen the center add a host of other high-octane activities, including stand-up paddleboarding, ziplines, rock climbing and indoor caving.
As a result, the center was renamed Adventure Park Snowdonia.
Guests can slow down and relax at the 106-room Hilton Garden Inn, which opened last year and also has a luxury spa overlooking the lagoon.
Recruitment is now underway as the adrenaline-filled complex is expected to welcome around 100,000 visitors this year.
Together with Zip World, it cemented North Wales’ reputation as Europe’s adventure capital.
Iwan Phillips, 29, from Llandrillo, near Corwen in Denbighshire, worked there for a year as a lifeguard after the center opened seven years ago.
The talented rugby player has now returned as digital marketing manager after a spell of semi-professional play in Hong Kong.
He said: “Adventure Parc Snowdonia is a really special place and I can combine my own passion and enjoyment for the outdoors, surfing, with a career and a job and working alongside world famous brands.
“The center has developed an offer that is constantly evolving and which is today a flagship of adventure, leisure and outdoor activities to enjoy together.
“The setting is beautiful and a complete contrast to the bustling urban environment I’ve been in for the past five years.
“For me, it’s the perfect balance, combining the outdoors and building a career with a company that’s really ambitious and competing nationally and globally with a team that’s really dedicated to it.
“It’s a fantastic place to work and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone, especially with all these brilliant benefits.
“Staff being able to stay at the hotel for free if needed is certainly a great benefit, alongside the wider benefits we get through Hilton of being able to travel internationally on a staff rate which can be a reduction of around 70 at 80% off the cost which is amazing.
General Manager Andy Ainscough aims to recruit locally as much as possible.
He said: “We are very aware that the cost of living crisis is making life difficult for everyone, with the price of fuel and food skyrocketing, so we have decided to do what we can. to help our staff overcome this current. financial storm.
“That’s why we’ve come up with what is hopefully an attractive benefits package and we’re doing a pay review.
“We can also offer great team spirit and great career prospects for people with the right attitude.”
His father Martin Ainscough CBE, chairman of the Ainscough group of companies of which Adventure Parc Snowdonia is part, said: ‘Our vision is to transform the center into an all year round facility by tapping into the business market, particularly in the intermediate months outside the summer season.
“Where possible we always want to recruit locally and we have now reached the point where 90% of our staff on the adventure side of the business are from North Wales.
“This site is unique as we have exciting plans for further development which will make Adventure Parc Snowdonia an even more exciting destination and help us make an even greater contribution to the local economy.”