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.
We understand that changing careers can be daunting, particularly if teaching is the only profession you’ve known – and this is where our robust business model, best-in-class training and caring community come in.
We have a dedicated route of entry for people who have no previous travel industry experience, with our team there to guide and support you every step of the way.
If you’re tired of teaching, or if you’ve already left education and are considering your next steps, we can help you to transition into the exciting world of travel.
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:
Enjoy complete flexibility:
Our flexible style is a stark contrast to the rigid structure of the education system. Choose your own full-time working hours, work from wherever suits you and have the freedom to take time off whenever you need (safe in the knowledge that your business will be looked after by a fellow Travel Counsellor).
Learn about becoming a travel agent from home here.
No experience needed:
We welcome Travel Counsellors from all walks of life, including current and ex-teachers. Our ITT-endorsed Travel Academy provides a route of entry for those who have no previous experience within the industry.
Learn more about our Travel Academy today.
Unlimited earning potential:
On average, our Travel Counsellors earn £35,000 per year - £6k more than the average high-street agent. However, the more you put in, the more you get out, with our top earners making over £100,000 a year through uncapped commission. Just like the education system, our trusted model rewards dedication and hard work.
Be part of a caring community:
Teachers put care at the heart of everything they do, and that’s exactly how you’ll find the community here at Travel Counsellors. You’ll join a network of more than 2000 like-minded individuals across seven countries, backed by our support colleagues – so you’ll never be far away from a helping hand as you embark on this exciting career change.
Why teachers make great Travel Counsellors?
There are many reasons why teachers and education professionals are a perfect match for Travel Counsellors, including:
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.
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.
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.
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
With the training and support provided by our Institution of Travel and Training (ITT)-endorsed Travel Academy, a lack of travel sector experience is no barrier to success with us. Hear from two colleagues who joined us through our Travel Academy.
Louise Hunt: From city banker to Travel Counsellor
Louise Hunt joined us with no previous experience in the travel industry. Now she’s one of our top-selling Travel Counsellors.
Finding the perfect work-life balance
Academy graduate, Elliott Rouse, explains how he embraced our ‘work from anywhere’ model to build the foundations of success after relocating his business.
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