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Talent Bank Midlands Personal Holiday Advisor

Ref Talent Bank Midlands
Location West Midlands
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 Personal Holiday Advisors 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:

  • East Midlands South - Locations such as Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Chesterfield
  • West Midlands - Locations such as Coventry, Birmigham , Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Merry Hill and Walsall

Salary: £15,269 per annum (pro-rata for part time hours) plus commission and excellent benefits

Contract type: TALENT BANK

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

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 return flights to travel anywhere on the Virgin Atlantic network. The targets you have to meet are ambitious, but for those that succeed, the rewards are impressive.

Day to day

Join us in our standalone store or 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 our customers’ perfect holiday.

You'll know all of our products like the back of your hand, and you’ll suggest ways for our customers to upgrade their holiday to really fit with their preferences. You will also drive new business through helping out with attention grabbing events and social media campaigns.

Above all, you’ll surprise and delight our customers at all times – making sure they get the real star treatment. If things don’t go to plan, you will be pro-active and confident to investigate and resolve every question straight away.

About you

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in a target driven 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. 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, and enjoy multi-tasking and thinking on your feet within a busy and bustling retail environment then we would love to hear from you!

Additional information

All successful applicants will need to commit to undertaking our fantastic four week full time training course. This will include travelling to our Head Office in Crawley for 2 weeks where a selection of our 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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