Meet JamesĀ – IT Graduate Programme

3rd Year graduate

James McAleerBeing a part of the Finance Graduate Programme at TUI offers lots of different and exciting opportunities. Having done a financial accounting role in the Revenue team for my first year, I currently work in the Commercial Trading team, where I have been supporting our Ireland and Ancillaries teams. These roles have given me a fantastic insight into how the business is currently performing and allowed me to build good relationships outside of finance.

This business partnering element of my current role has given me good exposure to other areas within the company, which has really developed my understanding of how they operate. My final role will see me given increased responsibility as I take up a position in Airline as a Senior Reporting Analyst, which promises to be a very exciting prospect.

In addition, the support given on the scheme has been fantastic. We are assigned a mentor, someone in a senior position within the business, and a buddy, who is currently on the Graduate Programme, both of which provide a valuable support network. TUI have also been brilliant in helping with my CIMA studies, supporting me through college and providing study leave before my exams. Completing the exams is hard work, but becoming CIMA qualified will definitely be worth it.