Hours:37.5 hours per week on a shift basis including evenings and weekends
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract until January 2018
Salary: £14,500 - £15,000 per annum plus commission and benefits (pro-rata for part time hours)
This recruitment is carried out on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
In a nutshell
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 standby 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 will 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.
You’ve worked in a commission-based sales environment, you understand the long-haul product and you can deliver impressive levels of customer service. Above all, you have the people skills and imaginative flair to sell luxury holidays alongside being committing to achieving targets and overcoming challenges. In return, you'll get to work within a culture that is fun, dynamic and fast paced and be part of a high performing retail sales team whilst sharing in the many benefits of working for the famous Virgin Brand.
So if you feel you have the above skills & enjoy multi-tasking and thinking on your feet within a busy and bustling retail environment we would love to hear from you.
About Virgin Holidays Retail
Virgin Holidays Retail. It’s a bold idea: concessions in department stores and supermarkets throughout the UK, offering mind-blowing holidays from family thrills and attractions in Florida to honeymoons in Zanzibar. Whether using magic touches or augmented reality sales tools to amaze every customer, we’re blazing a real trail in the luxury travel market.
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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