Dnata Travel Group (UK) has announced a major recruitment drive as it seeks to fill more than 120 positions currently available across its UK business.
The owner of Travel Republic, Travelbag, Netflights, Sunmaster and trade-only tour operator Gold Medal aims to attract new staff across its UK business, especially for its key employment centres of Leyland in Lancashire, and Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey. Opportunities are also available at Chester and its network of Travelbag high street travel store, as well as hybrid and home working positions.
Roles are being promoted through local radio advertising campaigns and social media channels.
Vacancies are in the group’s major shared services functions, from marketing, finance and IT, through to customer service and contact centre roles.
They will supplement almost 160 roles already filled since the start of the year as the company responds to increasing demand.
Ailsa Pollard (pictured), UK and Europe chief executive at dnata Travel Group (UK), said: “Like many travel companies, we’re seeing demand for our holidays pick up.
“This means we need to increase the size of our team – especially in the critical customer service and sales areas – to ensure we’re able to maximise that interest.
“This is our biggest single recruitment push ever, and we want to fill as many of the available roles as quickly as we can with energetic people who share our own passion for travel, and our vision to reconnect a better world.”
She added: “With travel experiencing a strong period of recovery, we are keen to attract new talent to join our team of over 800 people to help us drive forward our ambitious growth plans.
“As part of a global business we can offer anyone who joins our team unique career pathways that span multiple locations around the world, plenty of opportunities for professional progression, and learning and development programmes to enhance their skills.”
Employee benefits include discounted holidays and salary-sacrifice schemes such as ‘cycle to work’ and ‘give as you earn’ initiatives, and, as travel reopens, opportunities for educational trips overseas.
The company is also enhancing its graduate and apprenticeship schemes.
Mary Wilson, dnata Travel Group (UK) chief people officer, added: “There are so many opportunities for growth and development within our business, and because we operate as part of a large international organisation, there are also career opportunities to work in other territories.
“We believe the benefits and opportunities we offer to be unrivalled in the travel industry, and any talented, enthusiastic and passionate individuals considering a career in a sector that’s as fun and fulfilling as travel should think of dnata Travel Group first. We look forward to helping them realise their potential as they help us achieve our ambitions.”
Open days at the group’s key employment centres will take place over the coming weeks to showcase the business to potential candidates.
Hybrid working is also promoted throughout the business, allowing employees the opportunity to benefit from of a mix of home and office-based working.