Graduate training scheme

The JacTravel Graduate training scheme is an exciting opportunity for two bright and enthusiastic graduates to gain first-hand experience of a successful, B2B travel company.

“Having the opportunity to experience all aspects of the business at JacTravel was invaluable – from operating North American Religious tours into the UK, to spending a week contracting hotels in Istanbul are just two of many examples of the things I did. It has been a real adventure”. 

Lara Claringbould – Graduate Trainee 2014 intake

After completing the scheme Lara moved into a Regional Contracts Manager position in the Groups Division.

Our two-year training scheme offers the successful candidates the opportunity to work in the local and overseas markets, in a variety of placements and roles, including a project-based assignment.

JacTravel has significant expansion plans and a culture that is obsessive about customer service. What's more, we're serious about investing in our people, including new talent to help us achieve further growth worldwide. The future looks exciting – do you want to be part of this? Then read on...

Training & Development

To welcome you to the JacTravel family you will take part in a thorough induction plan where you will start to get to know the business top-down, and get to meet the people that will prepare you for your JacTravel journey.

A mix of on-the-job learning opportunities and formal training and development is provided, including developing skills in Negotiation, Presentation, Communication and Introduction to Management, to name just a few! 

Supervision, Feedback & Assessment...

  • You will be assigned Supervisor in each placement who will take responsibility for your day-to-day management and training.
  • You will be set Learning Objectives as part of your continual development to ensure you get the well-rounded experience you need, to prepare you for your future career in travel.
  • You will have ongoing guidance and support available to offer you valuable advice on career goals and how best to achieve them.
  • Workplace skills will include project management, decision making and negotiation that you’ll get to practice across many of the business areas.
  • Regular feedback and performance reviews are carried out in order to create a mutually beneficial relationship.

As a JacTravel Trainee you will possess these attributes…

  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • Commercially minded with strong business acumen
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • A real team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • A desire for your own personal and professional development
  • A strong understanding of the tourism sector
  • A Tourism, Business Management, or related degree (preferably a 2:1 or above)
  • Graduated in the last two years or by the start of the programme
  • Fluency in another language in addition to English is desirable 


How the JacTravel Graduate Scheme Works… The Structure

You will join a two year training scheme, where you will rotate into six different departments, including a placement to our Operations HQ in Romania. Our full range of placements include:

  • B2B Hotels Sales
  • B2B Hotels Purchasing
  • Revenue Management & Pricing
  • The Groups Division (Sales, Buying and Customer Delivery)
  • Marketing & Brand
  • Operations HQ in Romania 


On Completion of the Graduate Trainee Scheme…

You will be offered in a position that we feel best suits your skills and attributes.
As an example you could be offered a junior management role, with the opportunity to progress throughout the organisation through a formal succession plan.
The speed and direction will largely be determined by your willingness and ability.

“The graduate trainee scheme offers you a great exposure to the tourism industry allowing you to see the different opportunities and challenges of each department”. 

Andra Schuller – Graduate Trainee 2015 intake. 
Currently in Year 2 of the scheme.

What are the Benefits….?

  • A competitive salary with a set incremental raise after the first year
  • Ongoing off-the-job learning & development opportunities
  • An annual holiday allowance
  • A highly tax-efficient pension scheme – Yes, it’s time to start thinking about it!
  • Access to industry-wide discounts 

How to apply

We are now accepting applications for our Graduate Trainee Scheme for 2017. To apply: 

  • Follow this link 
  • Download and complete the ‘Graduate Trainee Scheme’ application form
  • Create an account to apply ensuring you attach your completed application form and up to date CV.

Deadline for submission of applications for September 2017 intake: 5pm on 28 April 2017


Contact us to discuss your needs

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“We have been working with JacTravel for over 10 years and it’s a partnership that has continued to develop every year. It’s resulted in continual year on year growth since we started and our close working relationship has been key to our mutual success. JacTravel are a trusted partner that we would recommend to any new potential clients. ”

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