Apprentice - Hays Beds and Transfers Assistant HAYS TRAVEL LIMITED

Hays Travel apprenticeships are an exciting and credible alternative to other educational routes, where you will still continue your studies working towards a nationally recognised apprenticeship programme. Alongside valuable on-the job experience, you’ll also get a salary at the end of every month!

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

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Closing date: 17 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Earn while you learn with our award winning training team.
This is an exciting apprenticeship opportunity within our Hays Beds and Transfers Department.
Hays Beds and Transfers Product Team work in an environment which is structured around our key objective in driving sales.  This is carried out by a number of functions, but primarily by relationship management, quality control of our existing products and developing new products. The focus of this role is to develop the sales and product of Hays Beds and Transfers, establishing strong relationships with designated suppliers, divisional managers IG members & VISTA in order to meet sales targets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the account management, sales analysis, lost booking analysis, contracting of new suppliers, negotiations and query resolutions to maximise overall sales
  • Being pro-active in gap filling or identifying new suppliers
  • Relationship management Hays Beds & Hays Transfers suppliers and initiate override negotiations
  • Negotiation of special offers and flash sales weekly, distributing them to key areas of the business such as VISTA product, VISTA sales, web marketing and key IG members
  • Daily system checks within Hays Beds, Hays Transfers, iSell, iTour and the Agent Portal of own suppliers to ensure that all suppliers’ feeds are performing to the expected standard in line with systems checks procedure
  • Investigation and resolution of statement queries for dedicated accounts
  • Point of escalation for all areas of the business
  • Assist with group enquires
  • Transfer rate loading into Transtan – mainly to support new rates negotiated or to gap fill, or to load ad-hoc rates to support the wider team
  • Support the team in any ad-hoc duties required, such as price comparisons, team handovers etc.

Competencies Required

  • A good team player
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload
  • A clear and effective communicator with the ability to liaise with internal and external customers
  • Ability to build relationships with customers, providing exceptional customer service at all times
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic and vibrant department
  • Strong team player who is supportive and strives for success for themselves and their team
  • An enthusiastic and positive approach to learning and progressing within the company

Technical Skills Required

  • Basic knowledge of computer systems i.e. Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability to utilise its key functionalities
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • File management skills
  • Web Navigation Skills

The training you will be getting

Our in-house experienced learning and development coaches are on hand to give you expert advice, one-to-one support and award-winning training throughout your apprenticeship. Many of our team leaders and managers started their careers as apprentices - so there’ll always be someone there to offer you help and guidance on the job.

  • You will work towards a Level 2 Customer Service Apprenticeship, including Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We pride ourselves on our training and progression opportunities and many of our current managers started with us as an apprentice

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Passion for Travel industry


GCSE or equivalent GCSE (Grade 4 - 9) Essential

About the employer

Our head office is home to over 500 employees and is the hub of our activity.




Gilbridge House

Keel Square



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 17 May 2024