Calling all Santas

Calling all Santas – It must be nearly time to dust off the tinsel and test those fairy lights as City Centre Recruitment have just gained a requirement for a Santa to work from now until Christmas Eve.

The tradition of children throughout the land visiting Santas grotto has exploded over the past few years. Traditionally santas grottos were the preserve of large department stores with Harrods and Selfridges in London battling it out to see who could be the most extravagant. However Selfridges has now decided that , after an accident in 2011 in which a 73 year old lady badly broke her leg, they would retire form the Department Store Grotto Battle.

It is believed the worlds first Santas Grotto was in Lewis’s Bon Marche Department Store in Liverpool, England. The Grotto was first opening in December 1879 and was entitled “Christmas Fairyland”.

The traditions of this first Grotto carry on in Liverpool today with Rapid Hardware’s store in the former George Henry Lee (John Lewis) building now playing host.

The 1890’s saw this marketing exercise explode across the UK, Australia and the USA. Nowadays Grotos can be found in a number of different locations including Department Stores and Garden Centres.

In Dorset a number of attractions also host Santa during the advent period. The attractions utilise their own resources to create a magical experience for the kids. Swanage Railway and Poole Park are popular examples of Christmas Sanata Packages which include a little bit more than just meeting the big man himself!

City Centre Recruitment, with offices in Southampton, Bournemouth, Weymouth and Yeovil, are delighted to play a part in this magical time of year for children of a certain age.

We will be holding interviews / auditions for Santa for our client over November. If you would like more information on this Santa Job in Bournemouth please see the job advert on our website.

If you are looking for other types of temp work work in Dorset, Hampshire or Somerset and don’t fancy playing Santa this Christmas, we are also recruiting for a variety of other seasonal jobs. Please visit our website for all our latest jobs.

City Centre Recruitment specialises in the provision of Industrial, Warehouse, GLA, Driving, Commercial, Catering, Chef and Cleaning Jobs in Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire.

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