Sunday 21 December 2014

Dublin's City Sightseeing bus tours announces 46 new jobs

Published 03/03/2014 | 09:09

The operators of City Sightseeing bus tours has announced it will increase its staff by almost half - with the immediate recruitment of 46 new staff.

The Dualway Group – which also operates the Dublin Visitor Centres – says the new jobs will mainly be for its centre-based ‘Hop On, Hop Off’ tours.

As part of this major expansion, City Sightseeing Tours is increasing its bus fleet by 50 per cent.

It will purchase ten new buses, decorated in the company’s stand-out red livery, at a cost of €800,000.

Dualway last week also bought No’s 117/118 Grafton St. in Dublin for €3.5 million to house its fifth Dublin Visitor Centre shop in the capital city.

David McConn, CEO of Dualway, said, “The tourist sector has definitely turned the corner and we’re anticipating good growth this year in visitors to Dublin.”

“We’re looking for [employees] who can ‘sell’ Dublin. We’re looking for drivers, guides, mechanics, sales staff, but they all have to have one thing in common, they must ‘love Dublin’, because that’s the product we train all our staff, no matter what job they have, to sell.

“You don’t even have to be from Dublin to get the work. Some of our iconic staff members are from as far away as the US or the Far East,” he said.

Dualway currently employs 101 people. The jobs available include work for 20 bus drivers who have full current ‘D’ licenses, as well as tour guides and other grades across the company, for both permanent and seasonal work.

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