Apprentice - Selling Systems Support

Posted 22 January 2024
Business Area Apprentice

Job description

Earn while you learn with our award winning training team


This is an exciting opportunity to join our selling systems team based in our Head Office in Sunderland.


This is a call handling department, dealing with any day to day issues that may occur on the Selling System platforms. The team assist in the day to day operation of iSell, iTour and VISTA, giving booking agents support and guidance when required. The Selling Systems Support team are responsible for dealing with any issues that generate from our in house Selling Systems; iSell, which may include availability discrepancies, booking failures, booking assistance, manual bookings and general queries.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiates and manages all Travel supplier contracts to ensure that the best outcome is agreed for the company.

  • Understand the requirements of any contract or agreement entering in to and advise on how to get the most favourable terms and conditions.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with independent contractors, vendors, suppliers and customers.

  • Creating standard contracts that the company can use in its dealings with internal and external partners.

  • Studying the requirements, duties and obligations of the company under contracts to ensure alignment with the company’s goals and industry regulations.

  • Supervising contract execution to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines.

  • Researching business partners and their history prior to writing or signing contracts.

  • Monitoring the implementation and performance of signed contracts.

  • Maintaining, updating and improving contractual records.

  • Maintaining & publishing a contract risk register for the board.

  • Lead, Coach Drive & inspire the contract management team to perform the best they possibly can, using high performing team methodologies.

  • Be a role model for the Hays Travel Smile values & culture.


Competencies Required

  • A good team player

  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload

  • A clear and effective communicator with the ability to liaise with internal and external customers

  • Ability to build relationships with customers, providing exceptional customer service at all times

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic and vibrant department

  • Strong team player who is supportive and strives for success for themselves and their team

  • An enthusiastic and positive approach to learning and progressing within the company


Technical Skills Required


  • Basic knowledge of computer systems i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability to utilise its key functionalities

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills

  • File management skills

  • Web Navigation Skills


Qualifications/Experience required

  • English & Maths grade 4 or above



  • To be committed and dedicated to completing the customer service Apprenticeship programme within the 12 month timescale, attending all relevant training workshops
  • To undertake any other duties that may fall into the job criteria
  • To conform with all company policies and procedures including Health and Safety
  • To treat all employees, customer and suppliers with dignity and respect


About Hays Travel


As the UK’s largest independent travel agency, Hays Travel specialise in providing good value, quality holidays alongside excellent customer service. We work with all leading suppliers and can package holidays that include hotels, flights, cruises, tours, attraction tickets, and more. We have over 470 Branches throughout the UK and our Head Office based in Sunderland, is home to tour operator teams, finance, marketing, people/HR and IT, plus many more. We have been operating for over 40 years, and continue to grow each year.


Our values


Our SMILE values are embedded in to our Company and ensures our teams work strongly together. You and all of our colleagues will ensure that the Hays Travel values are demonstrated at all times.

  • Supportive
  • Motivational
  • Innovative
  • Loyal
  • Excellent


What it’s like to work for us?


Whichever location or department you work in, our people are always at the heart of everything we do. We offer a range of training programmes to help you progress personally and professionally, as we know the benefits of promoting and rewarding our hardworking colleagues are extremely important.


Of course, it's not all about work, we're very sociable and there are always lots of team nights-out and company parties. Plus, there are opportunities to travel abroad on educational trips, and you can also take advantage of our colleague discount when booking your own holidays.


This job description is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the post but simply reflects the key areas involved


Hays Travel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all colleagues. As an accredited employer provider of apprenticeships, we undertake basic checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure the safety of our apprentices for relevant roles.