There’s never been a better time to join us. The travel industry is a vibrant and diverse place to work, and more sports and music events are happening around the globe than ever before. We’re looking for industry newcomers to help make these events happen.
Travel Places Academy
Our six-week fully paid training programme could help you take your first steps into a career in the travel industry, where you could join us in supporting the biggest and most exciting sporting and entertainment events in the UK and across the world.
If you are a college or university student considering your next move after graduation, or considering a change in career, you can register your interest for our next academy intake, based in our office in Worthing, West Sussex. No experience is necessary - just bring bags of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about travel management.
Can I apply?
If you would like to start a career in travel, then we want to hear from you.
Our academy trainees have joined us from a variety of backgrounds. Many have come straight from college or university, while others have left full-time jobs to train in something new and enter the exciting world of travel. No experience is necessary. All we ask is that you have the ability to work from our offices in Worthing, West Sussex and that you have passion and enthusiasm to learn the skills and expertise that will help you to succeed in a new career.
What training will I receive?
The academy training course is run by our learning and development team and completed full time at our offices in Worthing. Alongside the other trainees, you will spend six weeks receiving in-depth training on the various systems that are used for hotel booking, flight ticketing, ground transport and pricing, as well as a range of other skills that will set you on the path to become a travel and events consultant.
In addition, to help you settle into life as part of our friendly team, you will spend time learning about Travel Places and what we do, and will be introduced to the different aspects of our business, the teams and people that work here.
What skills do I need?
Our travel and events consultants are responsible for a wide range of tasks, which include assessing the travel needs of clients and offering advice, arranging transport, booking accommodation, booking air tickets, as well as maintaining communication with the client and arranging payments and invoices. In order to be successful in these roles, our travel consultants will usually possess:
- Strong customer skills.
- Positive and friendly approach.
- Proactive in solving problems.
- Strong organisational skills.
Does this sound like you? Find out more about how to join our team.
What happens after training?
Once your classroom training is complete, you will spend time with each of our travel and events teams where you will get to see the roles first hand and watch the consultants in action. You will then be placed into your permanent role with a team selected based on your skillset and the needs of our business.
There are few places as exciting as ours to work. As the leading travel specialists to the sports, media and entertainment sector, in one day our people can be working onsite with a Formula One team booking flights, managing hotel accommodation and meeting rooms for a Premier League Football Club, or supporting a high profile singer attending a music festival. You can find out more about what it's like to work at Travel Places and read our job profiles in the link below.
Who can apply?
Our trainee roles are open to anyone. Previous trainees have joined us from a variety of backgrounds – we’ve had college or university leavers, as well as others who have been working but want a change in career. No experience is necessary but you must be able and willing to complete the training and work from our offices in Worthing, West Sussex. We are proud to be an inclusive team and an equal opportunities employer – we welcome applications regardless of your gender, race, colour, disability, identity, neurodiversity, age, nationality, union affiliation, and religion.
What experience do I need?
You do not need any experience to apply for our Travel Places Academy. All we ask is that you have a willingness to learn and a passion for starting a career in the travel industry. And there are attributes that we know successful candidates possess, which include strong customer skills, a positive and friendly approach, the ability to problem solve and strong organisational skills.
When does training start?
Our next Travel Places Academy training course starts in September. We are no longer accepting applications for this intake. However, register your interest by completing a form and we will let you know when we open applications for our next programme.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in applying for our training programme, simply complete our form with a few details and we will keep you informed when we open applications for our next intake.
Will I get to travel?
Many of our staff travel as part of their role at Travel Places, with on site support being a key part of the service we offer our clients. This year alone, our staff have supported events in Bahrain, New Zealand, San Francisco, Australia and many more locations. You will, of course, need to gain a significant amount of experience before you are ready to travel on site with clients, but for those staff who are keen to travel we will do our best to offer opportunities to do so.
Will I get paid while training?
Yes. Our Travel Places Academy training programme is a salaried role and you are paid from the start date of your contract.
What is the deadline for applications
We are no longer accepting applications for our September Academy but if you would like to know when we open applications for our next programme, register your interest by completing a form at the bottom of the page.
Which team will I work in?
Once your classroom training is complete, you will spend time with each of our travel and events teams where you will get to see the roles first hand and watch the consultants in action. You will be placed into your permanent role once you are ready, with a team selected based on your skillset and the needs of our business. This is where you will begin your new role as an Events or Flights Consultant.
What staff benefits do you provide?
We believe in providing a working environment that allows our people to grow, both professionally and personally, and makes them feel involved and valued. We take the health and happiness of our employees seriously and we are always evaluating new ways to ensure Travel Places is an amazing place to work. Alongside standard benefits, we organise wellbeing campaigns that support our staff to look after their mental and physical wellbeing, organise fundraising events, offer time off for volunteering or sustainability initiatives, and run a calendar of social activities that help us to spend quality time together outside of work.
Can I do the training remotely?
Our business has embraced a hybrid working culture, with many of our staff working both in the office and at home, and some roles being offered fully remote. However, the nature of the training means we ask all candidates to commit to being in the office full time for the duration of the training. Once the training is complete, and when we feel it is appropriate, you will have the opportunity to take on our hybrid working pattern should it suit you.
If you think a career in travel could be for you and you like to know more about our travel training academy, register your interest by completing the form above and we will get in touch to tell you more.
I would advise anyone thinking about applying for the academy to go for it. Not only do you get the chance to have a brilliant job at the end, but the people you work with are lovely and there is endless support both within the academy and within your role.
I knew that I wanted to work in travel and tourism after leaving college, but I wasn’t sure what the best route would be. The Travel Places academy has helped me to take my first steps on this path and has given me a jump start to a career in the industry.