TUI Student Placement Scheme - Commercial Placement

Posted 6 days ago by TUI in the UK

During your time on the award winning TUI Placement Scheme, you will assume a Product or Trading Assistant role in either the Commercial or Cruise Divisions. Whilst on the scheme, you will manage a portfolio of destinations within the TUI/ First Choice or Marella Cruises programme where you will gain valuable professional skills which really matter in a high performance company. From day one you will be making important Commercial decisions which will help to drive forward the strategy and profitability of the UK business.

TUI Group is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups. Right now, we’re developing into a European-wide organisation that will continue to deliver award-winning travel products and services. Joining us on placement will not only provide opportunities for you to gain invaluable work experience, but will also offer the benefits of being part of an exciting, larger, multi-cultural and united team, with the chance to re-join us after graduation if you perform well.

It goes without saying that we think our Placement Scheme is one of the best and we’re pleased to say that we’re not alone. This year we have been awarded number 1 medium sized placement provider at the NUE Awards and we are consistently placed in Rate My Placements Top 30 Medium Placement schemes- an award based on the reviews of our previous intakes!


What you will be doing

We’ll be recruiting for various student jobs across the Commercial and Cruise Divisions. Initially, you'll apply for a single role (Commercial Assistant) and we'll then use our Assessment Centre and your preferences to work out which role and team would suit you best. All roles are well positioned to gain full insight into the Commercial functions of a Tour Operator.

Product Assistant:

As a Product Assistant you will be responsible for supporting the planning and product activity and helping to implement the product strategy for a set of resort areas within the TUI UK&I portfolio. You will play a fundamental role in analysing the cost base of your resorts and then setting the pricing/ margin strategy accordingly to ensure your destinations meet both financial and strategic objectives. In addition, you will work with a wide range of teams across the business to help deliver both our printed brochures and our web content and ensure that our product is promoted correctly and accurately across all distribution channels at all times. You will also be responsible for monitoring sales and quality to ensure you have the right product offering both right now and for future seasons to ensure we continue to help our customers “discover their smile.”

Trading Assistant:

As a Trading Assistant you will be responsible for optimising sales, profitability and bed/cabin utilisation performance across your resort areas/ ships in order to hit Key Performance Indicators. In this analytical role, you’ll be reviewing sales trends and yield system activity to make effective recommendations to deliver your resort trading strategy, in line with market conditions - think the stock market but for holidays! You have a wide range of tools at your disposable to maximise the saleability of your resorts/ ships and trading gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to the bottom line of the business on a daily basis. You’ll interact with other parts of the business regularly, making recommendations and having discussions that will help to drive both current and future business strategy.


What we are looking for
  • Undergraduates looking for a 12 month, full time placement position as part of a sandwich degree 
  • 300 UCAS points from 3 A-Levels 
  • Expected degree classification of a 2:1 or higher
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage tight deadlines 
  • Motivated team player 
  • Confidence and competence with numbers and analysis 
  • Ambition, passion and a desire to work in the Travel Industry

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 and a £500 relocation loan (deducted from your pay).*.

In addition, you will be offered an extensive and tailored programme of learning and development and some excellent graduate employment opportunities. Please visit our website for more information.


How to apply

1. Apply online Fill in our online application form. There’s a series of questions to answer and a CV upload section.

2. Online Test If your application is successful, you’ll be asked to complete an online numeracy test. There may be a similar test at the Assessment Day if you pass this one.

3. Telephone Interview If you successfully pass the online test, you'll be asked to complete an interview by phone.

4. Assessment Day 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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*Correct at time of going to print, some benefits are non-contractual and subject to change

Applications close 16th February 2018


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