Four popular Isle of Wight holiday parks are set to benefit from an £800,000 refurbishment and improvements and 350 new jobs.

Thorness Bay, Nodes Point, Landguard and Lower Hyde holiday parks, operated by Parkdean Resorts, welcomed 130,000 holidaymakers last year – marking one of the busiest years on record.

The Island parks already employ almost 400 people and prompted by strong bookings in 2024, Parkdean is looking to raise that number to 750.

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Glamping at Nodes Point Holiday ParkGlamping at Nodes Point Holiday Park (Image: Parkdean Resorts)

With 250 different careers across its business, the company is hiring for a wide range of full-time and seasonal roles, including cleaners, bar and waiting team members, maintenance assistants, lifeguards, security officers, chefs and kitchen assistants.

The recruitment drive comes as the company announced an investment of more than £34m in its parks this year.

Lower Hyde Holiday ParkLower Hyde Holiday Park (Image: Parkdean Resorts)

This includes the refurbishing of 180 caravans and two new caravans added to the Island parks to improve accommodation options.

Steve Richards, Parkdean Resorts CEO, said: “We’re always looking to invest in the guest experience at our parks.

“59 per cent of our customers rebook with us, and continuing to enhance our parks will help bring people back to the Isle of Wight year after year.

“2024 promises to be another busy year, so there’s no better time to join our brilliant team who do so much to help our guests make lasting memories with their families.”