- Posted 22 January 2024
- Business Area Apprentice
Earn while you learn with our award winning training team
This is an exciting apprenticeship opportunity within our VISTA B2B sales department based in our Head Office in Sunderland.
The sales team focus on selling tailor made holidays and delivering first class customer service to both internal and external customers. As a sales executive you will sell package holidays with varying components, including flights, hotels, transfers and cruise, on a business to business basis, but will also have the ability to sell direct to customers should business needs warrant this.
Creating and selling tailor made travel packages using All Hays products
Delivering a first class customer service experience to all customers, obtaining repeat business
Working towards, and striving to exceed, agreed individual and team sales targets and other KPI’s
Attending training workshops and supplier visits, including overseas educational visits, in order to continuously develop product knowledge
In depth Knowledge of all cruise products.
Liaise with ground suppliers to obtain rates, availability and for all special requests.
Remain flexible to meet the needs of the Business
Provide Feedback to the Team Leader
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
- 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 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.
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.