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

Recruitment Information

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.

Current positions available:


Crew / Ticket Sales / Café Assistants / PCV Drivers
(seasonal from Easter-Nov 2018)

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, information centres and the Bowness road train including PCV licenced drivers.

How to apply


General Assistant at The Pier Cafe/Bar

(seasonal part-time from Easter-Nov 2018)

We're looking to recruit general assistants to join the team in this bustling cafe/bar on Ambleside Pier. 

We're looking for friendly, outgoing staff who are keen to make international and local customers feel welcome in this beautiful location on Lake Windermere. Some weekend and Bank Holiday working may be required.

  • Rate of pay (18+) £7.85 per hour

How to apply


Boat Hire Assistant
(seasonal from Easter-Nov 2018)

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-drives and traditional row boats
  • Assisting with the cleaning, maintenance and upkeep of the boats and piers

How to apply



(permanent position based on and around Windermere)

We are looking to recruit a new key member of staff into our maintenance department.

We’re looking for an experienced multi-skilled Mechanic/Fitter to help maintain our fleet of vessels and associated shore based facilities. Experience of diesel engines, generators and/or electric motors and batteries would be an advantage.

We can offer a competitive salary and benefits package together with stability and the opportunity to progress your career. Working as part of a team this is a key role in ensuring the day-to-day preventative maintenance and repair of our vessels and that they are maintained to the highest standards. You will help ensure that our vessels continue operating on England’s longest lake. The role offers variety and flexibility and includes some on-call responsibilities. 

How to apply

How to apply

For all positions, please complete our generic application form. You can mark on the form which position you are interested in or leave it blank and we'll consider what roles would be best for you.

Please complete the form and then send it to:

Via email to :

or post to:

Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd.,

Winander House,

Glebe Road,



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.

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