Here’s a brief introduction to all of our placement students from our 2018/19 intake to give you an idea about what you’ll get up to and gain from doing your placement year at TUI.
Introduction to yourself and where are you working:
Angus: I’m Angus, and I attend the University of Manchester, studying International Business, Finance and Economics. During my year at TUI, I will be working as a Product & Planning Executive at Crystal Ski located in Surbiton.
Emily: I’m Emily, and I’m studying Aviation Management at Coventry University but I’m originally from Cumbria. At TUI I work as an Early Trading Executive, looking after Cyprus, Morocco and Tunisia for summer 19.
Abby: I’m Abby and I study English and Business Studies at Loughborough University. This year I’m working as a Late Trading Executive, looking after Italy, Alicante, Palma and Portugal for winter 18.
James: My name is James and I study Air Transport Management at Loughborough University. During my year at TUI, I am working as a Cruise Trading Executive, trading all of our ships for summer 19.
Jamie: I’m Jamie and I’m originally from Oxford but I study Finance and Economics at Bournemouth University. During my year at TUI, I will be working as an Early Trading Executive, looking after Portugal and Egypt for summer 19.
Hannah: I’m Hannah and I study Business Management at Warwick University. At TUI, I am working as an Online Merchandising Executive in e-Commerce.
Georgia: I’m Georgia and I study International Tourism Management at the University of Plymouth. I’m spending my placement year as a Product Assistant, looking after Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia.
Olivia: I’m Olivia and I study Human Geography at the University of Leeds. I am undertaking my placement year at TUI in the Product Department where I am responsible for Tenerife and Bulgaria.
So far, what are the best bits about working for TUI?
Jamie: One of the best things about working for TUI is the level of responsibility you are given – you get to play an important role within the company, making daily decisions which have a real effect on the company’s performance. There are also lots of extra benefits thrown in, such as travel benefits, hangar tours and much more!
Angus:Being able to connect and interact with people across departments and different parts of the TUI Group means that I feel like I’m being exposed to a far bigger picture than my individual role at Crystal Ski. In addition, the people I work with everyday make my placement that much more enjoyable.
Georgia: I really enjoy that every day is different – one minute I will be paginating a brochure and the next minute I will be pricing a hotel.
What else do you get involved in alongside your day job at TUI?
James: There are many things that I have got involved in including projects organised by the placement scheme, workshops to develop soft skills and meetings with senior members of the business. I have also enjoyed experiences such as touring TUI’s aircraft maintenance hangar and going on a conference in the Canaries on board our ship the Marella Dream. At the end of April, I have also been given the opportunity to travel and celebrate the launch of our new ship, the Marella Explorer 2, sailing from Malaga to Palma for 4 nights.
Hannah: Outside of my role, I’m social sec for my merchandising team, this involves organising a variety of different internal and external activities to get everyone engaged as a team.
What advice would you give to anybody applying for the scheme?
Abby: My advice to anyone applying to the scheme would be to just be yourself! TUI is such a fun place to work, with so many great people and you’ll definitely give off the best impression if you’re open and honest.
Emily: I’d recommend that anyone applying for the scheme has a good knowledge of the company and what we are all about. The atmosphere and engagement in the office is a real benefit of working here, so make sure you let your personality shine through at every stage of the application!
Olivia: My advice to anyone applying for the scheme would be to be passionate about working for the business & know what you want to gain from your placement year – the responsibility at TUI opens up endless opportunities to learn, develop and prosper.