10:50am Sunday 15th February 2009
By Louise Robertson
While tens of thousands of people are losing their jobs amid the recession, Chessington World of Adventures need 600 new staff - including a penguin trainer.
Key requirements include a previous experience of exotic animal training required (marine mammal preferred) and an ability to interact with the public.
A recruitment drive at Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo will provide 600 full-time, part-time, weekend and summer jobs in readiness for the new season, which starts on March 29.
There are posts for everything from zookeepers to hosts, on a range of seasonal and permanent contracts, for those looking to earn a bit of extra cash.
Divisional director David Smith said: "More and more people are opting for a short break in the UK rather than going on a holiday abroad and we are looking forward to a busy 2009 season.
"And we need lots of great local people to help make it a season to remember."
Visit chessingtonjobs.co.uk for a list of vacancies, as well as salary information, or call human resources on 01372 731541.
Story courtesy of the Surrey Comet @