EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Center Parcs UK

Center Parcs UK

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Bedfordshire CC; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; East of England
Location of affected unit(s): Bedfordshire


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
55.1 - Hotels and similar accommodation
Group: Center Parcs

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-07-2013
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 09-07-2013
Foreseen End Date: 31-01-2014
Planned Job Creation: 1500

Additional Information

Holiday company Center Parcs has announced that it plans to recruit 1,500 people at its new holiday village in Bedfordshire.  The site is due to open in the spring 2014, but recruitment has already commenced.

Whilst most roles at the site will be part time the company is also looking to employ some full time workers. The most recent announcement for the recruitment refers to 685 vacancies: 126 waiting staff, 500 housekeepers, six nurses and 53 spa therapists. All the vacancies are expected to be filled by January 2014.