Ever fancied working on the railways? Well here is your opportunity.
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWR) is on the lookout for volunteers to get involved in all aspects of the railway. Ranging from engineering and electrical work to gardening, the organisation wants more people to get involved in a cherished part of the community.
Cotswold Journal reports that the railway will be holding a special recruitment day where people can learn how they can get involved. The railway relies on the work of volunteers to maintain and operate steam and diesel trains along the 25-mile route. It currently has a core of around 200 volunteers but has benefited from the help of more than 800 over the years.
Philip Young, volunteer recruitment director and a volunteer himself, explains that the job suit the needs of anyone who wants to be involved. Even if it just a few hours a week, it can be a real help.
Speaking to the news provider, Mr Young said: "Our volunteers range from school age to retirement age. There’s something to suit everyone, men and women. We are of course very grateful to everyone, whether they offer just a few hours from time to time or turn up to get stuck in most weekends."
GWR provides breathtaking tours through the majestic Cotswolds countryside. Starting off from Toddington, it passes over the famous Stanway Viaduct and past landmarks such as Cheltenham Racecourse. The former Honeybourne Line comes to a stop at Laverton, providing passengers with a great journey across the county.
Those interested in getting involved can register either online or when they arrive at Toddington station. The recruitment fair will be held on March 21st and 22nd.
So if you have an interest in railways and want to be a part of one of the nation's most-loved heritage lines, don't delay and register yourself today.