Holiday company Virgin Holidays will create 100 new jobs at its Galleria headquarters in Crawley, West Sussex, to manage increasing demand and enquiries from the holiday-going public.
The roles, to be filled in late September and early October, will include a mixture of Sales Centre and IT Projects and Development positions.
As part of this recruitment drive, Virgin Holidays will be holding assessment centres at its Crawley office throughout late August and early September with successful candidates joining its inspiring and comprehensive in-house induction and training programmes which combine on-the-job vocational instruction and classroom study.
Virgin Holidays’ employees enjoy an industry-leading benefits package including a competitive salary, a strong commission scheme for sales, and up to seven return flights per year (on a standby basis) on the Virgin Atlantic network. Candidates interested in the roles are encouraged to visit www.virginholidays.com/careers for further information on how to apply.
This isn’t the first time Virgin Holidays has shown a commitment to plugging the unemployment gap; this announcement comes almost exactly a year after it revealed plans to create 100 retail apprenticeships for 16-24 year olds - all of which receive a nationally-accredited vocational qualification in customer service excellence alongside a salaried position. In addition to the apprenticeship programme, in the last three years alone the company has created over 250 full time frontline jobs to man its expanding network of shops.
Jess Carver, Recruitment Lead at Virgin Holidays comments: “It’s a positive sign for the UK travel and tourism industry and Virgin Holidays in particular that we are seeking to add so many people to our existing team in Crawley. We aim to offer an exciting and rewarding career path for everyone and with a staff satisfaction score of over 95%, we’re confident that whoever joins us will love being part of the Virgin Holidays team.
“Learning and development are key in ensuring that our staff feel valued and experience personal and professional growth. In today’s increasingly challenging business world, companies across all industries and sectors must take time to nurture their own talent. Our tailored in-house development programmes show a commitment to our new employees.”
Start dates for successful sales candidates are confirmed as 23rd and 30th September and 7th October 2013.