What is working for Traveleads really like?
by Traveleads | June 13, 2019 | Latest News On The Ground
Georgia Pickard recently joined our online support team as part of an 18 month apprenticeship programme. Today we are asking her what she has learned and if she would encourage other young people to consider applying for an apprenticeship.
Q. How long have you been with Traveleads?
A. I’m almost at the end of my first 2 months with the company.
Q. What if anything have you learned in this short space of time?
A. Lots of things, I never realised there were so many different travel products available! Not only am I learning about them, I’m also learning all of the behind the scenes stuff that goes into compiling and confirming itineraries. I’ve also gained valuable office skills, and somehow I’ve managed to get away with only doing one drinks round in 8 weeks – I don’t think anyone has noticed that though!
Q. Are you enjoying it?
A. Yes. I never realised how interesting the corporate travel sector is, usually people associate the word corporate with something boring, but no day is ever boring here. I am regularly assisting our customers with online queries and helping solve logistical problems to get their travellers exactly where they need to be. I work with a really great team of people, and they’ve all made me feel very welcome – I already feel like I’ve made some really good friends at Traveleads. There is a great atmosphere in our team and although we all work hard we still find time to help and support each other. Am I allowed to say we have a really good laugh and love what we do? (TL: Absolutely – people who love what they do, do it with passion!)
Q. Would you recommend the apprenticeship programme to other young people?
A. Absolutely! It’s a great opportunity to earn money while you’re learning, and not only do you get a qualification at the end of the programme, you also stand a much better chance of being employed on a permanent basis if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the business. You also gain the kind of experience you would never get in the classroom, and of course you get to meet lots of new people.
Q. What do you plan to do once you have completed your apprenticeship?
A. I am hoping that at the end of the programme Traveleads will keep me on, as by that time I will be experienced and fully trained in all things travel, I would love to have a long term career in this exciting industry.
Georgia joins Lewis Dinsdale and Megan Smith who are also at Traveleads completing their level 3 apprenticeships. We think they are all doing a fabulous job and we remain fully committed to supporting them in shaping their futures and the future of business travel. If you or someone you know might be considering an apprenticeship and would like more information please visit: Damar Training