Clacton Pier to hire more than 100 staff for summer season

Clacton Pier.

Clacton Pier. - Credit: Archant

More than 100 temporary jobs will be on offer at Clacton Pier for the coming season - but for some it could prove to be the start of a lasting career.

Clacton Pier.

Clacton Pier. - Credit: Archant

The pier employs around 50 people all year round, including carpenters, electricians, painters and marketing staff, but the total is expected to increase to about 200 during this year’s summer peak.

Pier director Billy Ball said: “There will be a number of seasonal jobs for bar and kitchen staff, those working on the rides and in arcades, as cashiers and many more.

“A very important part of our business is for us to grow our own staff. That means those that might start as seasonal employees end up holding senior positions and they are traditionally some of our best employees.

“It is also interesting how many successful business people I speak to in the town whose first job was working on the pier. It’s a great place to start out and gain life experience which stands anyone in good stead later on.”

Billy Ball, director of Clacton Pier.

Billy Ball, director of Clacton Pier. - Credit: Archant

Zoe Fairley, Tendring District Council’s cabinet member for investment and growth, added: “The council is keen to see investment and new opportunities being created for our residents.

“The tourism industry is definitely on the up in Tendring at the moment and Clacton is certainly benefitting from that upturn in fortunes. There has been a real renaissance on the town’s seafront and it is bringing in the visitors and is good for the local economy.”