Job & Volunteer Vacancies

Paid Vacancies

Sorry we haven’t any paid vacancies at the moment, keep checking back for more exciting opportunities with the Talyllyn Railway


Volunteer Vacancies


Catering Assistant – King’s Cafe, Tywyn Wharf Station
Catering Assistant – Quarrymans Caban Tea Room, Abergynolwyn Station

We are looking for cheerful people to join our friendly and dedicated team in
both of our catering outlets.

Hours can be flexible to suit your needs, the main role involves:-
* serving at the counter and food service
* help clearing and wiping tables
* helping with washing up

Hours are flexible – any help would be gratefully received!

Ideally, we are looking for volunteers to help over the busy lunch time periods for anything from a couple of hours, to help keep the cafes looking their best, the tables clear, the displays full and help with the washing up. You would be very much part of the team and made very welcome.

If you are interested, please contact Karen our Catering Manager at, or pop into King’s Cafe at Tywyn Wharf station –  speak to Karen.



For those who prefer the “clean” end of the train, enjoy customer contact, and are comfortable with responsibility for safety and the punctuality of the train, becoming a Guard or Assistant Guard is a great way to help the railway.

This is both a challenging and interesting role. In order to maintain and expand that knowledge, regular and frequent availability as a volunteer and a flexible approach would be essential, as would good communication skills. An essential requirement is undergoing continuous competence and medical fitness assessment as the work involves safety critical tasks. As well as seeking volunteers new to the Talyllyn Railway, we believe this would provide existing volunteers with the opportunity to develop their expertise and experience.

A structured training programme would be in place to allow progression from a Trainee Guard to a fully qualified Guard with the support of the Training Team and the Traffic Inspectors.

For more information please contact:
Lawrence Garvey, Volunteer Coordinator


Booking Clerks

The role of a Booking Clerk is the important first link the customer has with our Railway. A broad smile, welcoming nature, and good appearance are the all important first needs of a Booking Clerk.

Our Booking Clerks have a state of the art IT system for issuing tickets at their disposal, and the handling of money is a much simpler process with the computerised system managing every transaction. The role of Booking Clerk is a very rewarding position, meeting the public face to face, advising of what our Railway has to offer, as well as advising on how to make the most of the Railway.

For more information please contact:
Lawrence Garvey, Volunteer Coordinator