Dudley Zoo on the look out for land train driver

Dudley Zoo and Castle is looking to appoint a land train driver ahead of its busy summer season.

The Castle Hill attraction is currently recruiting a permanent driver for its popular diesel locomotive, which transports passengers from the zoo entrance to the heart of the 40 acre site in minutes, passing some of the world’s rarest animals on the hilly route along the way, including flamingos, spider monkeys, owls, meerkats and wallabies.

Applicants must have a full clean driving licence and at least three years driving experience. Relevant train driving training will be given and candidates must be available to work weekends, weekdays and bank holidays as required. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said:

“We’ve had a land train on site for more than 30 years and it’s been a welcome relief to thousands of visitors, especially families with buggies and young children and the train and driver become quite a photo opportunity!”
“Due to covid restrictions we’ve been unable to run the service for a long while, but with the forthcoming easing of restrictions we’re hoping it won’t be too much longer.”
The red and white locomotive formally transported holiday makes across the seafront in Alicante, before it was relocated to sunny Dudley in 2017.
You can find out more about the vacancy and how to apply at dudleyzoo.org.uk.


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