Belfast's Colin Glen Forest Park has announced that it is hiring new employees as it prepares for the launch of new visitor attractions.
Colin Glen Forest Park stated on its website, "The announcement follows the recruitment of 20 new hires earlier this year in anticipation for the launch of the Forest Park's new world class attractions
"Ireland's leading outdoor adventure park, Colin Glen has announced plans to hire a further 10 new outdoor activity instructors, a Landy Train driver and a customer liaison officer as it prepares for a busy summer and the launch of Ireland's first Alpine coaster, the Black Bull Run, and River Rapid, Ireland’s longest zipline.
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"The positions follow an initial local recruitment drive that took place earlier this year, bringing the park's total number of new hires this year to 30 staff. All new staff members will undergo training to look after visitors as they explore Colin Glen, in compliance with COVID-19 safety regulations and in keeping with the Forest Park's 'Good to Go' certification."
Colin Glen Operations Manager Statement
In a statement published on Colin Glen Forest Park's website, Colin Glen operations manager Kieran Kelly said, "The Colin Glen team is getting ready for our busiest and best summer yet! With the launch of our brand new world-class attractions and families across the island of Ireland planning their staycation getaways, our increased staff numbers will ensure we are operating efficiently and most importantly, safely, as we welcome all of our visitors back to the Forest Park over the next few months.
"Colin Glen has recently undergone a £5 million investment project which includes the construction of Ireland’s first Alpine Coaster and Ireland's longest zipline, supported by Belfast City Council's Belfast Investment Fund, DAERA Rural Tourism, DAERA TRPSI Rural Affairs and the Department for Communities. The world-class attractions are set to open to the public this summer and are part of Colin Glen’s wider redevelopment plans to create a new global tourism hub in Belfast."
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