jo sMeet Jo

Recruitment Assessor, Surbiton, UK

Hi, I’m Jo.

My journey overseas started 7 years ago when I spent a winter season in Sierra Nevada, Spain as a ski instructor. I loved meeting new people and being able to enhance people’s holidays by improving their skiing and enabling them to try more challenging pistes throughout their holiday. I had a fantastic six months and also found some time in between teaching to ski the mountains myself! I’ve always been a keen skier so spending this time abroad in the mountains was a dream come true!

Not wanting to return to the U.K straight away, I started working for a tour operator working as a childcare rep during the summer season in resorts across Greece and Turkey. A summer turned into a couple of years, and I was promoted to childcare manager for the same company, delivering great service for all customers and their children whilst on holiday. During the winter seasons, I worked as a resort rep, chalet host and childcare rep across many resorts in the French Alps so I’m lucky to have experienced many different types of resorts and ski areas.

I started my journey with TUI, two years ago when I joined the company as the Childcare Area Manager for Crystal Ski, driving the success of the childcare program across Italy, France and Austria. This has enabled me to travel around all of these countries and experience the mountain life and delicious food that these countries have to offer! I love the challenge of working overseas; thinking on my feet to provide solutions to all problems and tailoring service to provide all customers with a fantastic experience. Crystal Ski is an amazing company with many career opportunities with a huge variety of job roles and countries to work in and I feel very lucky to be part of such a great team.

This summer, I am enjoying being in the U.K whilst recruiting the new generation of overseas crystal staff before heading back to the mountains for another snowy winter!