Helping teachers transition into travel

Our partnership with Did Teach

We’re proud to have teamed up with Did Teach, the UK’s number one platform dedicated to helping current and ex-teachers find an alternative career.

Why is Travel Counsellors a great alternative career for teachers?

Becoming a Travel Counsellor is the perfect career change if you want to get out of teaching. Here’s why:

Why teachers make great Travel Counsellors?

There are many reasons why teachers and education professionals are a perfect match for Travel Counsellors, including:

Transferrable skills

  • From listening and problem solving to relationship building and being a strong communicator, teachers have a wide range of transferrable skills which stand them in good stead for running a successful travel business.
  • Teachers are also known for being naturally caring, resilient and goal-oriented, which are key attributes we look for when bringing new Travel Counsellors on board.

Continual learning

  • Teachers know that learning never stops, and here at TC we value your development.
  • When you join us, you’ll have access to training, a dedicated mentor, business coaching and ongoing support from the community and head office to help you improve your knowledge and achieve your goals.

Educational trips

  • You can provide a better service to your customers if you have first-hand experience of a product or destination, which is why our Travel Counsellors have regular opportunities to attend educational trips – often at little to no cost to you.
  • In the same way that schools run trips to bring learning to life, we empower you to see as much of the world as possible.

A tight-knit community

  • As a teacher, you’ll be used to the tight-knit community that working in a school provides.
  • Even though our community is made up of over 2000 Travel Counsellors around the world, we are proud to maintain that close, supportive feel, with care being the golden thread that’s woven into all that we do.

Want to find out more about becoming a Travel Counsellor?

What training is available for former teachers?

As part of your training process, we’ll provide the following:

  • A six-month training and onboarding programme delivered by our expert team
  • A personal mentor for your first six months
  • Access to our innovative e-learning platform, Discover
  • Compliance training and accreditation, including ATOL bonding and all licensing
  • Our unique financial consumer protection cover: Travel Trust cover
  • CLIA Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) membership
  • Credit to spend on personalised merchandise or stationery
  • A laptop, business phone line and access to our booking platform, Phenix
  • Dependent on Experience
Read more about our training and onboarding process here.

The fine print

Here are the key things to remember…

  • You’ll be a self-employed business owner and earn through commission on the travel you sell
  • You’ll need to make an initial investment to get started. If you have no experience in travel you may need to take our flexibly-priced Travel Academy course.
  • You need to make a full-time commitment. The hours you work are up to you, but you need to dedicate time to be a success
  • You need to have a UK-registered address. Day-to-day you can work anywhere but you must have a UK base

Want to learn more about Did Teach and the work they do to help teachers find a new career path?

Click here to see their website.