Class of 2018/19

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?

JamesThere 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.

HannahOutside 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?

AbbyMy 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.

EmilyI’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!

OliviaMy 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.