Apprentice Travel Agent Administrator Ultimate Diving

Ultimate Diving is a scuba diving tour operator offering holidays through 2 brands to over 40 destinations. We are an ATOL bonded tour operator and create many tailored itineraries for our very valued clients.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £157.50

  • Working week

    35 hrs, Mon- Fri, 9-5pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091050253

  • Positions

    1 available

Key Responsibilities:

• Support ticketing for bookings
• Support enquiry and booking management process
• Support social marketing campaigns
• Undertake product pricing updates for the website
• Addition of new products to website
• Updating existing website content
• Ad-hoc tasks for team and management
• Support marketing projects
• Support exhibition marketing (including attendance ideally)
• Support directors with special projects
• Working with business suppliers to enhance product offering
• Management of your personal development plan


Where the role can grow within 6 months for the right candidate:

If the above are all achieved then we would want to consider the person to start taking on their own enquiries, having learnt to dive in Red Sea would start taking on sales enquiries for the Red Sea resorts.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential

  • Computer literate (word, excel, access plus our internal systems)
  • Accurate attention to detail
  • Able work well unsupervised and as part of a team

Desirable

  • • Adobe CS3 skills a benefit

Personal qualities

  • A keen attitude and outstanding work ethic
  • A pro-active person with drive to succeed
  • Someone interested in scuba diving and the underwater world
  • Someone with a keen eye for a nice picture
  • Someone who is honest, trustworthy and has good morals/ethics
  • Confident, open, happy, desire to learn/grow personality

Qualifications required

• GCSE – Maths and English A-C (or equivilent).

Importantly the ability to do basic maths in your head, ability to use a calculator quickly, generally comfortable with numbers. To work our margin, mark up when say pricing up a week in a hotel

• Understanding that different countries use different currencies and they have different rates

Future prospects

We would seek to continue employment of the apprentice for the long term. In an ideal situation the person could move into a sales role

Things to consider

Travel is a cyclical industry and sometimes we have to work more hours or harder at times due to business need. Equally there will be quieter periods when projects and other work will take place. Working in an online business requires quite a lot of data entry and process management, often people think its all brochures and sunsets but we have to manage a large amount of data to market our holidays. This requires a keen attention for detail, ability to use systems often more associated with an more technical type role. The key here is the role may actually be enjoyable for someone who didn’t think they wanted to work in a Travel Company.

About the employer

Oonasdivers Ltd is a scuba diving tour operator offering holidays through 2 brands to over 40 destinations. We are an ATOL bonded tour operator and create many tailored itineraries for our very valued clients.

Our company mission statement:

“To be held in the highest regard by the customers of the diving holiday industry for offering safe, exciting diving holiday experiences using good quality partners whilst focussing on delivering excellent value for money and a personalised customer service.”

The director also provides outsourced financial management for some other businesses. This initial role begins to formalise this service with a view to starting an online bookkeeping business in the future. The initial apprentices would have huge opportunity to grow with this business in the next 12-24 months.

Employer

Ultimate Diving

Address

27 Breakfield

Coulsdon

Surrey

CR5 2HS

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Training provider

Business Admin Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework Consists of the following elements:

Business Admin Level 2 NVQ
Business Admin technical certificate
Functional Skills in Maths, IT and English

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

CROYDON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Croydon College

Contact

Rodrigo Silva


Other information

An interest in Diving would be beneficial
For the right candidate we would provide a learn to dive holiday in the Southern Red Sea. This would be dependent on the progress of the Apprentice in their role.

There will be a requirement to work the occasional Saturday when doing events.

Wage can rise if contribution to the business increases and the role grows

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Oct 2017