At Travel Counsellors, we care about our customers, communities and our colleagues more than anyone else and that’s what makes us special. For us, relationships trump transactions and we are there for our customers, connecting with them on a deeply human level through the moments that matter.
We’ve been changing lives for over 26 years as the leading travel marketplace for self-employed travel entrepreneurs, empowering over 1,800 global independent travel agents to run successful leisure and corporate travel businesses as part of a company that truly cares and one that has never wavered from its purpose; to redefine what personal means for a travel business.
Our Travel Counsellors are supported by a team of over 200 super talented people in our Support Offices to help them create unique, inspiring and exciting experiences for their customers, building lasting personal relationships that brings them back to us, time and time again.
We’re fired up for the future as the demand for travel after COVID-19 returns even greater than before, and we’re looking for the brightest and the best to come and join us to take our business to the next level.
We’re delighted to launch our 2021 Apprenticeship Programme as we look to hire the best and the brightest talent to join us and help our business be the best in the game whilst giving the successful candidates an opportunity to kick start their career. We’re looking for passionate people who are truly excited about Technology and want to develop an exciting career at one of the biggest travel brands in the UK.
This two-year programme is based at our Manchester Support Office and will form part of our Technology community, a group of ambitious Tech professionals dedicated to making our digital community even better. We’re looking for people who are passionate about developing a broad range of Technology skills, ultimately working as part of our Technology Service Desk Team, providing exceptional service to our Travel Counsellors community.
You’ll also be given the opportunity to complete a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician qualification, learning whilst you get the best on-the-job experience possible to develop your career.
Skills & Experience Required
You must have a passion for Technology, and you’ll need to have at least an A-C in Maths & English at GCSE to continue with your application. We’re also open to graduate level applicants who may want to try their hand working in a Tech function in the travel industry or experienced professionals looking to re-train.
We are also passionate about protecting our brand, selecting future colleagues who are passionate about going the extra mile for our customers, so you’ll be assessed on the following attributes, as well as your desire to join a growing Tech Team:
Customer Caring – we care about our customers, communities and our colleagues more than anyone else and that’s what makes us special. We expect our Apprentices to embody the TC spirit of going above and beyond for our people
Communication – you must be able to communicate comfortably with a solid level of confidence as you’ll be dealing with people every day, helping and supporting them to give customers a truly world-class travel experience
Collaboration – with ambitions as big as ours, we need colleagues that are truly connected, committed and passionate about what we’re doing, together as one team. We want team-platers who will put our mission and vision first and work tirelessly together to make our goals a reality
Resilience – you must be able to remain calm under pressure and can adapt to change easily. We’ve had an interesting year in travel due to the pandemic so you must be able to adapt easily to the challenges that come your way
Digitally Driven – we’re continuing to evolve as a digital first business so you must be comfortable dealing with technology. We’ll teach you how to use our systems and tools but working digitally is an important part of the role that you’ll need to shine at
Self-Management – all our colleagues represent who we are as a business, so we expect a high level of professionalism, including excellent time keeping and being able to prioritise goals on time and too a high standard
What will you get in return?
You’ll get a truly life-changing experience that helps you establish yourself at a leading travel business with real-life experience working on projects and tasks that make a difference to our customers. In addition to this, you’ll be paid a competitive salary as well as gaining a relevant Level 3 apprenticeship qualification to help you build your career with us as well as a host of other benefits.
Application closing date is Friday 4th June 2021.