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Trip Manager - Greece 2020

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Contiki
London, England
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Contiki is the legendary worldwide leader in vacations for 18 - 35 year olds. For over 50 years we've been taking like-minded travellers around the world offering unforgettable experiences and memories in over 50 countries across six continents.

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Trip Manager - Greece 2020 

About Contiki:

Contiki is the world leader in youth travel experiences for 18-35s. We're a brand who puts discovery, epic moments and making every second count at the heart of everything we do. For over 50 years we've been showing young travellers the world, offering unforgettable experiences in over 50 countries across 6 continents. We're young, we're wild and we're free; we know that you only get one life, one shot, so make it count. #NOREGRETS

Have a passion for travel? Like to work with cool and interesting people? Check us out at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en, or get social with us at http://facebook.com/contiki, http://twitter.com/contiki & https://www.instagram.com/contiki/

 

The opportunity:

The role of Trip Manager for Contiki is a demanding yet fulfilling one. Our Trip Managers are responsible for the day to day running of our Greece trips - getting our travellers from city to city, island to island, pointing out the best sights, sounds and tastes of Greece and making sure everyone has a great time along the way. We look for people with personality and passion, who are fun, friendly and approachable; but most of all, who enjoy looking after other people.

Why work for Contiki?

Contiki is the world's leading tour operator for 18-35's. When working for us you're undertaking not only a job but a lifestyle. A life that involves travelling to some of the most exotic destinations in the world with some of the most amazing people you'll ever meet.

As a member of our road crew, you will be the face of Contiki - dealing with our travellers each day and ensuring that they have the holiday of a lifetime! We have high expectations of our road crew - only the best will do. We've been at the top of our game for over 55 years and that's where we intend to stay!

 

To be a part of our team you'll need to:

  • Be passionate about travel and Greece - you must be willing to learn and have the desire to keep on learning.
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated - we expect you to work hard for our company and for our travellers.
  • Have great time management skills.
  • Be responsible and professional at all times.
  • Have the ability to deal with all types of people - our travellers come from all around the globe; they speak many languages and have many difference expectations.
  • Enjoy a challenge - our training trip and the job itself will constantly present you with many different and difficult situations.
  • Be positive and have the ability to deal with all situations in a calm and mature manner.
  • Be a problem solver - you will have to assist travellers with lost passports, when they have injuries or need to visit a hospital, conflict of personalities, etc.
  • Work well as part of a team - when you are on your trip you will be working with a Trip Driver, local suppliers and local guides - you will be a part of a very big picture.

What are the requirements?

You must be able to work in Europe. This means being the holder of one of the following:

  • UK Passport
  • European Passport

Please note we cannot sponsor people for this position.

Although not required, the following will be of benefit to you in your application for this position:

  • Experience with and passion for working and leading groups.
  • Confidence when speaking in front of a group.
  • Previous travel in Greece.
  • Having previously travelled with Contiki or participated in a group tour of some description.

 

How do I apply?

Click on the "Apply Now" button to access the Trip Manager Application form. You will need to sign into The Travel Corporation (TTC) website and authenticate your email address to do so. You will need to have the following on hand to complete your application:

  • A scanned copy of your passport
  • Your CV

Please do not email us these documents as they must be uploaded to your application only.

What if I want to apply for Trip Manager Europe in 2021?

No problem! Whether you are successful in the role of Contiki Greece Trip manager or not, you can still apply for Trip Manager Europe for 2021.

What happens next?

Once we have reviewed your application you will hear from us via email. If we think that you may be suitable for a position, we will invite you to partake in one of our group interviews in London. For this interview you will be asked to prepare a short talk on a subject concerning Greece - we will choose a topic for you to prepare ahead of time with specific guidelines. If successful at this stage, we will invite you to an individual interview; this individual interview will typically be held on the following day.

Interviews will be held on the following days:

  • London, United Kingdom: Tuesday 25th February - Wednesday 26th February 2020

Following a successful individual interview, you will be offered a position on our 2020 Greek Training Trip. To secure your place on a training trip you will be required to fill out a registration form and send this to us within a specific time.

We will send you your pre-training trip assignment to be completed and submitted by a specified date. This assignment will help you begin learning about Greece's history, geography, politics and current events as well as the Contiki product. All of these aspects of knowledge are vital for becoming a successful Trip Manager.

Training for this summer begins in April 2020 and involves 2 and a half weeks travelling in Greece. You will visit all of our major destinations throughout Greece and along the way learn the skills of Trip Managing. Our training trips are renowned for being intense and very challenging so the more advance preparation you undertake the better off you will be. An offer of contract work will not be made until you have successfully completed the full training trip.

When you work for Contiki you are joining a global brand; your opportunities to further your expertise stretch from Europe to Australia, Asia and New Zealand. Given the reputation of our training program, you will always go far in the fields of travel, tourism and beyond.

 

Can you do your interview by Skype or telephone?

We do not offer interviews by telephone or Skype as we cannot assess all of our key criteria for the Trip Manager position in this way. Interpersonal skills are important, and we can't figure this out without conducting face-to-face interviews. If you wish to apply for the position you must be available to interview in person in London.

Is there any compensation for travel?

We do appreciate that many of our applicants travel from near and far for these interviews, but we do not offer compensation for this travel - those of you who are successful will have the job of a lifetime!

When do applications close?

Applications for interviews will close Sunday 16th February 2020.

Is there anything else I should know?

Yes - you have to put in an application to give yourself the opportunity! Apply now - we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Still not sure?

If you require further information email us: jobs@contiki.com

 

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