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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“..I especially appreciated the immediate communication and response time when planning the trip. We'll be returning to Europe in the future and I know my first step will be to contact JacTravel.”

University of Tennessee