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Apprentice Sales Consultant - Basingstoke

Job description

Over 175 years ago, our founder Thomas Cook began this company with a vision to ‘broaden the mind of others and break down the partition walls of prejudice.'

Once describing himself as ‘the willing and devoted servant of the travelling public,’ Thomas Cook was a true pioneer of the travel industry, opening up a world of new destinations and new travel experiences to everyone. By obtaining the best services and prices for his customers, he laid the foundations of the company that still bears his name today.

Thomas Cook is now one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, supported by around 22,000 colleagues and operating from 15 countries.

Our vision today remains true to Thomas Cook’s ambitions - to be the world’s most loved holiday company.

Start your career journey with Thomas Cook as an Apprentice Sales Consultant.

 

You’re interested in travel but don’t just want to study travel, you want to live and breathe it, using your passion and enthusiasm to sell for Thomas Cook and ensure our customers have a great experience.

 

If you’re looking for a rewarding career as part of an ambitious team, want to continue your personal development, earn a salary and be rewarded for your achievements through commission and incentives, then look no further!

 

Rated outstanding in all areas by Ofsted, this opportunity is sure to kick start an exciting career!

 

What we offer:

 

As an Apprentice Sales Consultant, you’ll earn a salary whilst you learn.  You’ll also have the opportunity to earn commission through achieving your sales targets.  Not only will you achieve a nationally recognised qualification, you’ll also gain real life work experience, which will form the foundation of your career.

 

You’ll need to be prepared to work hard in a fast paced environment, learn on the job and adapt quickly to change. You’ll receive sales and customer service training but you must have the desire and determination to succeed in a sales environment, promoting additional products and services.  You’ll also need to use in-store technology to demonstrate your digital skills, delighting our customers and bringing their holiday enquiry to life.

 

Key dates for your diary:

 

Advertisement close date – Friday 27th April 2018

Interviews – April/May 2018

Offer – May/June 2018

Target Start date – July 2018-Sept 2018*

 

*Your start date will be confirmed shortly after your offer of employment.

 

Role Details:

 

  • A 24 month apprenticeship contract with the opportunity of a permanent position (dependent upon qualification achievement)
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Training salary (increasing in the second year) + on target earnings, company benefits and holiday discounts

 

The benefits you’ll receive:

 

Life at Thomas Cook is full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company in the middle of an exciting transformation programme.  We believe in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given all the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.

 

As you might expect, you’ll receive holiday benefits and discounts. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, the discount you will receive will depend on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to buy a holiday for an outstanding price.

 

We also offer a flexible benefits package, ‘Mychoice’, which gives you a range of options.

 

To apply for the position of Apprentice Sales Consultant, you’ll need:

 

  • To be at least 16 years old
  • To be flexible – retail opening hours include weekends and bank holidays
  • To commit to successfully completing the level 3 apprenticeship within two years
  • To be willing and able to actively participate in training workshops and complete work towards your qualification within the agreed timescales
  • To have the right to live and work in the UK and to have lived in the UK (or a country within the EEA) for at least the last three years
  • To be new to travel and not have started or completed any other travel apprenticeship before

 

For more information, FAQs, tips and hints and to apply, please visit the apprentice pages of our careers website:

 

  

 

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Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company that believes in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.

As you might expect, our holiday benefits are something special. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, depending on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to pick up a holiday at an outstanding price. Working for Thomas Cook, you can travel the world for less.

We also offer a flexible benefits package that gives you a range of options to ensure your benefits match your lifestyle.

Extra information

Location
Basingstoke
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Must be eligible to work in the EU
No
Cover Letter Required
No

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