2020 Commercial Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme at TUI UK

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2020 Commercial Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme

Want to get your career off to a flying start? The sky’s the limit with TUI. We’re the world's number one tourism business, operating in around 180 destinations worldwide, which means limitless global opportunities for you and your future.

As an apprentice in our Commercial team, you’ll spend two invaluable years working right at the heart of our business – with real responsibilities, and the chance to work on real projects. You’ll gain a unique insight into our exciting and dynamic industry, with exposure to many other functional areas and senior colleagues, as well as the opportunity to enhance your professional skills through an extensive and tailored programme of learning and development. You’ll have lots of fun during your time with us, and we’ll ensure you get the support you need every step of the way.

Our Commercial Apprenticeship programme is a unique and exciting opportunity to gain a Level 3 Business Administrator qualification whilst developing a rewarding career in our commercial team. It involves two years of study while being paid in a full time permanent commercial role.

And, when you join our Commercial Apprenticeship Programme, you’ll be joining TUI as a permanent colleague – moving into a role with one of the teams you’ve worked with during the programme once you’ve finished your rotations.

What you’ll be doing

The time that our customers spend away on our holidays is precious. That’s why we need to understand what our customers want as well as how the world is changing so we can design, develop and deliver dream holidays. Our Commercial team do just this, sustainably delivering growth and profitability through cleverly managing price, focusing on cost and controlling the availability of our products. From liaising with hotel buyers, to forecasting travel trends, developing holiday brochures, and pricing holidays – it’s all in a day’s work in this area at the heart of our business.

As a Commercial Apprentice, you’ll gain unrivalled insight into how we go about planning, pricing and selling our TUI and First Choice holiday experiences. You’ll spend two years rotating between two of three of our core commercial departments:

  • Product Planning - this team ensures we have the right products on offer to give our customers the widest variety of holidays to choose from. You’ll learn about how we select which new holiday concepts and hotels to offer our customers, as well as how we price them and present them to our customers, from the content on our websites, to brochures in our retail stores
  • Trading - this team ensures our products are available to our customers at the right price, at the right time, in line with demand and competition. You’ll learn about how we sell our flights and hotels at the right price in order to hit our key targets, as well as how we monitor our competitor’s activity.
  • Aviation Planning - this team ensures we have the right planes in the right place, at the right time. You’ll learn about how we manage and plan our flying programme, and will work within the Aviation Support team loading our flying into our systems, managing seasonal changes, and then communicating these to our suppliers and customers

Whichever teams you join, you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to gain a full insight into our Commercial function and how our business works on a day-to-day basis. You’ll support a portfolio of destinations, making important commercial decisions which will help drive forward the strategy and profitability of TUI UK.

While you’re with us, you will also be working towards a Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship. If you’d like to know more about the content covered as part of the apprenticeship, please visit the Institute for Apprenticeships and search for the Business Administrator standard.

What we’re looking for

Our Commercial Apprenticeship Programme is suitable for anyone without a degree. Perfect for those who have recently completed or are in the final year of their A Level or college studies and don’t fancy going down the university route.

You’ll have achieved or be on track for a minimum of 112 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff system (extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

We're looking for agile-minded, innovative thinkers, who are keen to learn and take on new challenges. Those who have a flair for collaborating with others, a natural drive for results, and are able to think strategically about the business. Adaptable individuals with a talent for thinking analytically, and a focus on providing unrivalled service to our customers.

You’ll also have a passion for business development, as well an interest in the travel industry.

Application Process

As we recruit on a rolling basis, we encourage candidates to submit their application as soon as possible to be in with the best chance.

Our recruitment process comprises an online application form where we'll ask some initial questions about you and your motivations, some verbal, numerical and logical reasoning tests, a digital interview so that we can find out more about you, and an assessment day where we get to meet and learn more about each other.

About TUI UK

Be Yourself… Be Unique! TUI’s more than a brand, it’s who we are. Trusted – Unique – Inspiring.

We’re the leading tourism business with diverse customers and over 67,000 employees. Together, we embrace different continents and cultures. We believe travel broadens the mind. Just like our customers, we’re on a journey, of development towards a more digital, connected and integrated future. But we haven’t arrived there yet. We believe that differences drive innovation and we’re encouraging an environment where diverse talent thrives. Inclusion is fundamental to everything that we achieve and it’s our unique colleagues that will shape the future of travel.

The TUI Group includes our unique hotel portfolio, our cruise ships, our own aircraft, tour operators, travel agencies. TUI is the UK’s largest tour operator with key brands including TUI, First Choice, Marella Cruises and Crystal Ski Holidays. Our airline is the country'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.

Join us now and you can look forward to a competitive salary, pension scheme and further benefits such as generous holiday discounts, excellent rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers.

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