Graduate - Marketing

Posted 29 January 2024
Business Area Marketing

Job description

Contract – Fixed term – 2 years

Department – Marketing

Location – Head Office, Sunderland

Hours – Monday – Friday 0900 – 1730 (with flexibility to meet the needs of the business).

Reporting To – Head of Marketing


About Hays Travel

As the UK’s largest independent travel agency, Hays Travel specialises 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, IT, plus many more. We have been operating for over 43 years, and continue to grow each year.


Role Summary
Working across the multi-disciplined marketing team you will create campaigns with our commercial and cruise partners to ensure that we increase sales.  You will work across on and offline media all the way to reporting ROI.


Main Responsibilities

*       Create marketing plans with timelines and budgets across the marketing mix

*       Brief, seek approval and implement

*       Produce reports on activity undertaken

*       Produce emails, social media posts and content

*       Update website

*       Manage seo and ppc accounts

*       Present to various stakeholders on activity and campaigns



*       Degree in Marketing or Digital marketing

*       Willing to work towards qualifications to assist with their own personal development


Knowledge required

*       Strong understanding of marketing strategies and marketing mix

*       Ability to easily navigate and use Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel


*       Effective written and verbal communication skills

*       Excellent organisational skills and ability to work to tight deadlines

*       Ability to prioritise workload

*       Ability to work on own initiative

*       Confidentiality

*       Ability to work solely and as a member of the team

*       Ability to build and maintain effective stakeholder relations both internally and externally


Our values

Our SMILE values are embedded into our company and ensure 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.

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.