Commercial Apprentice

Posted 1 February by TUI in the UK

Not sure about going to University? Fancy kick-starting your career early? Well, look no further. The Commercial Apprenticeship Scheme based in our Luton head office gives you a world of opportunities with lots of support on your journey to success.

It’s a really exciting time to join the TUI Group. We’re one of the world’s leading travel groups, continually looking to innovate our product offerings. In your role you will be responsible for the planning and trading of our fantastic holidays, whilst working towards a Higher Apprenticeship in Business & Professional Administration – with the added bonus being a permanent role at the end of your time on the scheme.

What you will be doing

As a Commercial Apprentice on our two year Commercial Apprenticeship Scheme you will get a great insight into how we go about planning, pricing and selling our TUI and First Choice holiday experiences. This role will involve 2 placements (each one year) in 2 of 3 core commercial departments; Product Planning, Trading & Aviation Planning. All three roles are well positioned to gain full insight into the Commercial functions of a Tour Operator.

Within our Trading team you will learn how we fill our flights seats and hotel beds at the right price, in order to hit our key targets, as well as how we monitor our competitor’s activity.
Within our Product Management team you will be learning how we select which new holiday concepts and hotels to offer our customers, as well as how we price them and show them to the customer on our websites, in our retail stores and on social media.

Within our Aviation Planning Team, you will get a great insight into how we manage and plan our flying programmes. You will work within the Aviation Support team loading our flying into our systems, managing seasonal changes to our programmes, and then communicating these changes internally and externally to our suppliers and customers.

Based at the head office in Luton, the rotational nature of the Commercial Apprenticeship Scheme gives you a fantastic opportunity to experience many different aspects of our business once you’ve begun life at TUI. We’ll provide an induction plan for you alongside a structured development process, ensuring you continue to learn and develop your skills throughout the programme with the aim of you earning a Higher Apprenticeship qualification. You’ll be assigned a mentor to support you for the duration of the scheme which starts in August 2018.

What we are looking for
  • Those that have recently completed their A-Level / College studies or are in their final year of A-Level / College studies.
  • Achieved a minimum of 112 UCAS points (based on the UCAS 2017 Tariff) or 280 UCAS points (based on the UCAS Tariff effective up to 2016)
  • Interest in the travel industry
  • Enthusiasm
  • Desire to learn
  • PC Literate with basic knowledge of Word and Excel desirable
  • Good numeracy and communication skills
  • Drive and determination to complete qualification
  • Be available to join us in August 2018

Working within TUI group

TUI UK and Ireland is the UK’s largest tour operator with key brands including TUI, First Choice, Marella Cruises and Crystal Ski Holidays. Sub brands include Sensatori, Sensimar, and Family Life, as well as First Choice Holiday Villages and SplashWorld Resorts. Our airline is the UK’s third largest with 62 aircraft operating to over 88 destinations in 30 countries. We have a team of more than 10,000 employees serving over 5.5 million customers each year.

It’s our people that make us number one.
TUI Group is the leading tourism business with over 67,000 employees across the world. The Group includes our unique hotel portfolio, our cruise ships, our own aircraft, tour operators, travel agencies, and much more. At TUI, we have embarked on a journey of development towards a more digital, connected and integrated future. But we haven’t arrived there yet. Join us now and shape the future of travel.

You can look forward to a competitive salary, pension scheme and further benefits such as generous holiday discounts, great rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers.

How to apply

Please click on the link below, the application process consists of answering a few questions and uploading your CV.
Our selection process will proceed as follows:
1. Telephone Interview - If your initial application is successful, you'll be asked to complete an interview by phone.
2. Assessment Day - If you're successful at the telephone interview stage, the final step in our application process is the Assessment Day. There’ll be several different exercises to run through as well as a competency based interview. You’ll find out more about this closer to the time.

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