Commercial Apprenticeship Programme TUI UK LIMITED

Want to get your career off to a flying start? The sky’s the limit with TUI, operating in around 180 destinations worldwide. As an apprentice in our Commercial Team, you’ll spend two invaluable years gaining an unrivalled insight into how we go about planning, pricing and selling our TUI holiday experiences.

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

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting salary for the role is £21,528 per annum with fantastic progression and incremental roll off salary.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice in our Commercial team, you’ll spend two invaluable years working right at the heart of our business – with real responsibilities, and the chance to work on real projects. 

You’ll gain a unique insight into our exciting and dynamic industry, with exposure to many other functional areas and senior colleagues, as well as the opportunity to enhance your professional skills through an extensive and tailored programme of learning and development.  You’ll have lots of fun during your time with us, and we’ll ensure you get the support you need every step of the way.

The time that our customers spend away on our holidays is precious.  That’s why we need to understand what our customers want as well as how the world is changing so we can design, develop and deliver dream holidays.  Our Commercial Team do just this, sustainably delivering growth and profitability through cleverly managing price, focusing on cost and controlling the availability of our products.  From liaising with hotel buyers, to forecasting travel trends, developing holiday brochures, and pricing holidays – it’s all in a day’s work in this area at the heart of our business.

As a Commercial Apprentice, you’ll gain unrivalled insight into how we go about planning, pricing and selling our TUI and First Choice holiday experiences.  You’ll spend two years rotating between two of our core commercial departments:

  • Trading – this team ensures our products are available to our customers at the right price, at the right time, in line with demand and competition. You’ll learn about how we sell our flights and hotels at the right price in order to hit our key targets, as well as how we monitor our competitor’s activity
  • Aviation Planning – this team ensures we have the right planes in the right place, at the right time. You’ll learn about how we manage and plan our flying programme, and will work within the Aviation Support team loading our flying into our systems, managing seasonal changes, and then communicating these to our suppliers and customers
  • Product Planning – this team ensures we have the right products on offer to give our customers the widest variety of holidays to choose from. You’ll learn about how we select which new holiday concepts and hotels to offer our customers, as well as how we price them and present them to our customers, from the content on our websites, to brochures in our retail stores

Whichever teams you join, you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to gain a full insight into our Commercial function and how our business works on a day-to-day basis.  You’ll support a portfolio of destinations, making important commercial decisions which will help drive forward the strategy and profitability of TUI UK.

The training you will be getting

Our Commercial Apprenticeship programme is a unique and exciting opportunity to gain a Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship and qualification whilst developing a rewarding career in our Commercial Team. It involves two years of study while being paid in a full time permanent commercial role.

Training is delivered internally both virtually and face-to-face within the office.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On joining our Commercial Apprenticeship Programme, you’ll be joining TUI as a permanent colleague – moving into a role with one of the teams you’ve worked with during the programme once you’ve finished your rotations.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C and/ or 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C and/ or 4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

We reserve the right to withdraw this advert should we receive lots of applications. At TUI, we know people are as diverse as the destinations we send our customers to. We love to see your uniqueness shine through and inspire the future of travel.

About the employer

Be Yourself… Be Unique! TUI’s more than a brand, it’s who we are. Trusted – Unique – Inspiring. We’re the leading tourism business with diverse customers and over 67,000 employees. Together, we embrace different continents and cultures. We believe travel broadens the mind. Just like our customers, we’re on a journey - of development towards a more digital, connected and integrated future - but we haven’t arrived there yet. We believe that differences drive innovation and we’re encouraging an environment where diverse talent thrives. Inclusion is fundamental to everything that we achieve and it’s our unique colleagues that will shape the future of travel. The TUI Group includes over 400 owned hotels, 16 cruise ships, a digital platform for more than 160,000 tours, activities and experiences, strong tour operators, 1,200 travel agencies and leading online portals, five airlines with around 130 aircraft, and destination services in all major holiday countries around the globe. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This integrated offering enables us to provide our 21 million customers with an unmatched holiday experience in 180 regions. A key feature of our corporate culture is our global responsibility for economic, environmental and social sustainability. This is reflected in more than 20 years of commitment to sustainable tourism. In 2022 financial year the TUI Group with a headcount of around 60,000 recorded turnover of about €16,5bn and an operating result of €409m. The TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 250 index, in the Quotation Board of the Open Market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and regulated Market of the Hanover Stock Exchange. As part of our Diversity Equity and Inclusion policy we encourage applications from all sectors of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer we guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role and will make reasonable adjustments to assist in the interview process. Applications are open to all sectors of the community




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Wigmore Lane




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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

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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

Currently TUI is unable to provide visa sponsorship, you must have permanent right to live and work in the UK without sponsorship to be eligible to apply. This includes applicants in possession of a Tier 4 Student visa. The recruitment process consists of online assessments, a digital interview and an assessment centre.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Jun 2024