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Join our friendly team and help us provide the ultimate Windermere welcome

Join our friendly team and help us provide the ultimate Windermere welcome

Working For Us

Windermere Lake Cruises is the largest tourist attraction in Cumbria and employs a wide variety of permanent, specialist and seasonal staff.

As well as offering an impressive range of roles, all our employees enjoy great benefits, flexible working practices and get to work in a stunning location in the heart of The Lake District. If you’d like to work on and around England’s largest lake, have the enthusiasm to provide a world-class service and provide a unique customer experience then please get in touch.

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Current positions available:

A person's hands who is working on an engine

Mechanic/Fitter (Location: Windermere and Surrounding Areas)
Permanent Position

Join our dynamic maintenance team and become a crucial part of our operations.

We're seeking an adaptable and skilled Mechanic/Fitter to maintain our fleet of vessels and associated facilities in and around Windermere. If you have experience with diesel engines, generators, electric motors, or batteries, we want to hear from you

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • Stability and room for career advancement
  • Opportunity to work in a collaborative team environment

As a Mechanic/Fitter, you'll play a vital role in the day-to-day maintenance and repair of our vessels, ensuring they meet the highest standards. Your efforts will help keep England's longest lake bustling with activity. This role promises diversity, flexibility, and occasional on-call duties.

Join us and be part of an exciting journey on Windermere's waters. Apply now to embark on a rewarding career with us!

How to apply

Two staff members working at Bowness Pier

Crew / Ticket Sales / Retail / Catering
(Summer Season 2024)

The summer season operates from the end of March to November and there will be a range of positions available for this busy time.
We’re looking for friendly and outgoing people to assist with the smooth running of our busy operation and to ensure that our visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience with us. No experience necessary - we’ll teach you what to do.
Available positions include crew to work on board our vessels in coffee shops, bars and to check passenger tickets. We also require staff for ticket offices, cafés, shops and information centres.

  • Rate of pay (aged 18+) - £11.75 per hour plus enhancements for overtime & bank holidays.

How to apply

Cafe and a coffee served inside the Pier Cafe bar at Ambleside Waterhead Pier

Catering Assistants at The Boatmans Cafe and The Pier Cafe Bar

We're looking to recruit general assistants to join the team in this bustling cafes at Bowness and Ambleside.

We're looking for friendly, outgoing staff who are keen to make customers feel welcome in this beautiful location on Windermere.

  • Sociable hours, no split shifts and flexible hours available
  • Rate of pay (aged 18+) - £11.75 per hour plus enhancements for overtime & bank holidays.

How to apply

A staff member assisting customers on board a boat

Boat Hire Assistant
(Summer Season 2024)

Our self-drive boats are great for anyone wanting to explore Windermere under their own steam. Join our team in Bowness who can share their passion and enthusiasm for the area whilst keeping visitors from around the world safe and happy.

The role includes:

  • Working in a small but busy team
  • Based on Bowness promenade
  • Giving tuition and safety advice to customers
  • Hiring the fleet of electric self-drive boats
  • Assisting with the cleaning, maintenance and upkeep of the boats and piers
  • Rate of pay (aged 18+) - £11.75 per hour plus enhancements for overtime & bank holidays.

How to apply

How to apply

By email

Apply by email

Please complete the PDF application form and then send it via email to :

By post

Apply by post

Please complete the PDF application form and then post it to:

Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd.,
Winander House,
Glebe Road,
Cumbria LA23 3HE

Any questions?

If you need any guidance on completing the form or simply want to chat about the roles available, please live chat (below), call us on 015394 43360 and ask for someone in our HR department.

Useful Videos

For an introduction to the roles and benefits of working for us, take a look at our seasonal staff video and staff profiles. Find out why working in Windermere and The Lakes is #ThePerfectPlaceToWork

See the main varied roles available within Windermere Lake Cruises

Meet some of the team - staff interviews

Meet Ahmed - part of the Self-Drive Boat Hire Team

Meet James - a Boat Master with Windermere Lake Cruises

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