Travel programmes pay comparatively well against graduate roles in other employment sectors.
Relatively few travel industry employers run graduate schemes, but the schemes that are available tend to offer salaries that are comparable to graduate pay in other sectors. Also, you can enter the industry from any degree background and there is a wide variety of roles available.
- Flight Centre: travel consultants start on a basic salary of around £20,000, depending on location, while business development managers earn a basic starting salary of £25,000 or more.
- TUI Travel: has an international graduate leadership programme with a yearly salary that has been around £26,000 in the past, plus expenses for living abroad.
- British Airways: offers a starting salary of between £27,500 and £32,000, depending on the graduate programme you apply for.
- Manchester Airports Group: the graduate scheme offers a starting salary of £26,000.