Candidates in Milton Keynes can apply to work in Santa’s Grotto this Christmas

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Dobbies is on hunt is on for Santa and his elves to work in the Milton Keynes store this festive season

Dobbies is looking for people who love the spirit of Christmas to take on the roles, bringing the magic of Christmas to life for customers of all ages.

As well as working in the Grotto, and at Santa Paws, Santa will also meet with family groups at Dobbies’ festive breakfast events.

New for 2021, at 50 stores across the UK, will be Quiet Grottos. Working in partnership with Autism Together, there will be Santa visits which are supportive of children with additional needs, considering sound and visual elements, and helping to minimise anxiety.

Sarah Murray, Partnership and Events Manager, said: “At Dobbies, we are committed to delivering memorable Christmas experiences and the role of Santa is vital to this. It’s a perfect role for enthusiastic individuals who love the spirit of Christmas and want to ensure family visits to our Milton Keynes store is perfect.”

Applicants are invited for the roles of Santa and elves, with a full training programme provided for those appointed.

This year, Santa School has also gone digital and successful applicants will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in all things Christmas with Dobbies’ newly launched online learning platform.

Following the online course, the new team members will come into the store for the store-specific side of the training, including walk-rounds, Grotto familiarisation and store procedures. Charity Autism Together will support on all skills required for the autism-friendly sessions.

To apply visit the website.