A growing travel agency has launched a recruitment drive as holidays make a comeback in 2022.
Stoke-on-Trent-based Blue Bay Travel is on the look out for new recruits who have never worked in the travel industry before.
The company wants to take on up to eight personal travel advisors and, for the first time ever, is targeting people who are completely new to the job.
The recruitment campaign will see Blue Bay offer a bespoke travel training programme to equip candidates with the industry knowledge and skills they need to become a fully fledged travel advisor.
It comes after Blue Bay Travel – which specialises in long-haul holidays – saw sales revenue in the first four months of this year exceed pre-pandemic levels.
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Alistair Rowland, chief executive at Blue Bay Travel, said: “As a business, we’re proud to have been able to retain all our colleagues during the pandemic and now, with travel firmly back on track, we’re hiring more.
“We’re on the look out for eight bright and enthusiastic personal travel advisors to join our busy sales team and they don’t need to have come from a travel background.
“The whole travel industry is facing recruitment challenges right now so, by casting the net wider to include non-travel candidates, we’re seeking to bring in top talent with a wealth of valuable experience from other sectors to share.
“It will also lead to greater diversity in our workforce, which is something we strive for.”
In addition to the travel advisor roles, Blue Bay is also recruiting two sales team leaders who will be responsible for coaching and managing a team of advisors and reviewing their individual sales performance.
Alistair added: “There’s never been a better time to join the travel industry and, as a rapidly growing business, we have a lot to offer.
“Colleagues enjoy benefits including enhanced maternity and paternity packages, complimentary accommodation in a wealth of long-haul destinations, discounted holidays for colleagues as well as their friends and family, competitive commission and bonuses, regular team and company nights out, a commitment to delivering annual cost of living salary rises as well as performance-based increases and in-house mental health support.”
Those who successfully apply for the personal travel advisor roles will be required to start their training on Monday, August 1.
The four-week programme will feature a combination of classroom-style training, led by Blue Bay’s learning and development manager, and on-the-job coaching.
Ideal candidates will have a minimum of one year’s experience in a sales role – but not necessarily in the travel industry.
All of the new recruits will be based at Blue Bay’s offices based at Trentham Business Quarter.
Visit the Blue Bay Travel website for further details.