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Talent Bank Cambridgeshire Retail Sales Consultant

Ref Talent Bank Cambridgeshire
Location Ely
Contract Type Permanent
Salary range £0-£20,000
Job Type Sales
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Would you like to join our Talent Bank?

We’re always on the lookout for talented Sales Consultants to join our Retail Stores and whilst we may not currently have a vacancy in your preferred location, you can register your interest here by applying to join our Retail Store Talent Bank.

By completing an online application we will be able to review your skills and experience against our requirements and invite matching applications to attend the first stage of our recruitment process. This means that successful applications will be ready to progress to interview as soon as a vacancy arises.

Successful applications will be held in our Talent Bank for a maximum of 12 months, during which time we will endeavour to match candidates to their preferred vacancy but we’ll contact you as soon as a suitable position becomes available.
Please register your interest by applying for future roles in the below areas:
  • Ely
  • Baldock
  • Ipswich

Salary: £14,500 - £15,000 per annum (pro-rata for part time hours) plus commission and excellent benefits

Contract type: HOLDING POOL

Hours: Part and Full Time positions available (please indicate your preference when applying)

We're Virgin Holidays. And this is no ordinary travel sales role. Join us as a Retail Sales Consultant, and you will help our customers to once-in-a-lifetime experiences from luxury Caribbean beaches to African Safaris. It isn't just our customers who can experience this, our team get the amazing opportunity to use seven return flights to travel anywhere on the Virgin network. The targets you have to meet are ambitious. But for those that succeed, the rewards are impressive.

Day to day

Join us in a concession in a department store or supermarket and you won’t just be a sales person. You’ll be an entrepreneur, marketing guru and Dreamweaver, using your imagination to set the scene for the customer’s perfect holiday. You'll know all our products like the back of your hand, and you’ll suggest ways for our customers to upgrade their holiday that really fit with their preferences. You will also drive new business through helping out with attention-grabbing events. Above all, you’ll surprise and delight our customers at all times – making sure they get the real star treatment.

About you
The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in a commission-based sales environment with an understanding of the long-haul product and the ability to deliver impressive levels of customer service. Above all, you will have the people skills and imaginative flair to sell luxury holidays alongside being committed to achieving targets and overcoming challenges.

Additional information

All successful applicants will need to commit to undertaking our fantastic five week full time training course. This will include travelling to our Head Office in Crawley where some of the training will take place.

The perks
At Virgin Holidays we work hard, but have rewards in place so that you can play hard too. Our employees receive up to 7 flights a year to a wide range of Virgin’s glamorous global destinations which is more than enough to satisfy the most extreme wanderlust. Beyond a whole world of travel opportunities, we also offer a competitive benefits package including pension plan, childcare vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies.

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There is a great five week full time training course for this position which you will need to commit to:

·         Week one: In Crawley on a development week facilitated by the Learning and Development team.

·     Week two: Days 1 and 2 on TBOX training in a virtual learning environment from home. Days 3, 4 and 5 in store with your line manager.

·     Week three: In store with a Retail University Professor experiencing in store training.

·     Week four: In store with a Retail University Professor experiencing in store training.

·         Week five:  Days 1 - 4 in store with your line manager and day 5 you will have an end of Induction exam.

The order of the training may vary depending upon start date. There may also be times that your training is across weekends.
Please be aware this is a guideline only and may be subject to change.

Please also be aware that your Retail University store may not be your nearest store so there may be periods of time where you will need to stay away from home.

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