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2020 Commercial Placement Programme - Crystal Ski, Surbiton (12 months)

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Want to get your career off to a flying start? The sky’s the limit with TUI. We’re the world's number one tourism business, operating in around 180 destinations worldwide, which means limitless global opportunities for you and your future.

As a placement in our Crystal Ski Holidays Commercial team, you’ll spend an invaluable year working right at the heart of our business – with real responsibilities, and the chance to work on real projects. You’ll gain a unique insight into our exciting and dynamic industry, with exposure to many other functional areas and senior colleagues, as well as the opportunity to enhance your professional skills through an extensive and tailored programme of learning and development. You’ll have lots of fun during your time with us, and we’ll ensure you get the support you need every step of the way. Plus, if your placement goes well, you could be fast-tracked to an offer for when you finish university.

We’re hugely proud to be consistently rated as a top provider of placements in RateMyPlacement's list of top medium-sized undergraduate employers – take a look at the great reviews some of our previous and returning placements have left us!

What you’ll be doing

The time that our customers spend away on our holidays is precious. That’s why we need to understand what our customers want as well as how the world is changing so we can design, develop and deliver dream holidays. Our Commercial team do just this, sustainably delivering growth and profitability through cleverly managing price, focusing on cost and controlling the availability of our products. From liaising with hotel buyers, to forecasting travel trends, developing holiday brochures, and pricing holidays – it’s all in a day’s work in this area at the heart of our business.

During your Commercial placement, you’ll spend 12 months in Product Planning with our Crystal Ski Holidays team in Surbiton, where you’ll be playing a key role in making sure we have the right products on offer to give our customers the widest variety of holidays to choose from.

Throughout your placement, you’ll be responsible for supporting the planning and product activity, helping to implement the product strategy for a set of resort destinations within the Crystal Ski Holidays portfolio. This includes ensuring we have the right mix of hotels, destinations and concepts on offer to match customer demand.

You’ll do this by playing an integral role in analysing the cost base of your Crystal Ski Holidays resorts and then setting the pricing/margin strategy accordingly to ensure your destinations meet both financial and strategic objectives. You’ll also support with reviews and bed briefings to define and drive the future shape and size of the destination. This includes performance analysis of units, resort and country to highlight opportunities and flag risks to support both tactical pricing activity, as well as longer term strategic planning.

You’ll also work with a wide range of teams across the business to help deliver both our web content and printed brochures, ensuring our products are promoted correctly and accurately across all of our distribution channels.

You’ll monitor and report on competitor activity and performance, as well as analysing and predicting market trends, and will be responsible for monitoring sales and quality to ensure you have the right product mix on offer for our customers both now and for future seasons.

You’ll also regularly interact with other business areas and will support our sales channels on customer queries and communicating this information to the Content team to ensure we’re providing our customers with the information they need.

For an insight into what our Crystal Ski team do, check out this video which showcases our Crystal Ski brand and our take on ‘how to winter’!

What we’re looking for

Our placements are suitable for those who are on a sandwich degree course, looking for a 12-month placement to commence in August 2020, and due to graduate by September 2022, as you’ll complete the industrial placement in your penultimate year of university.

You’ll be on track for a 2:1 or above in any subject, and have a minimum of 120 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff system (extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

We're looking for agile-minded, innovative thinkers, who are keen to learn and take on new challenges. Those who have a flair for collaborating with others, a natural drive for results, and are able to think strategically about the business. Adaptable individuals with a talent for thinking analytically, and a focus on providing unrivalled service to our customers.

You’ll also have a passion for business development, as well an interest in the travel industry.

About Crystal Ski Holidays

For us at Crystal Ski Holidays, the mountain is everything. We love it as much as our customers do – and we get to talk about it every day. Imagine that?

Since 1981, we’ve been finding the best places to ski, and the most beautiful lakes and mountains to awaken our senses in the summer months. We’re the UK’s leading ski operator and our success is rooted in our people and their passion for the mountains. Many of us started out as reps overseas and have developed careers in the UK after several seasons on the snow. In fact, several of the Leadership Team started out that way.

We’re enthusiastic, fun, approachable, and expert on all things ski & lakes. We work hard for our customers to ensure they can easily choose, book and experience the best possible holiday for them.

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More about this vacancy

England, London
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5
Life assurance, Pension scheme (with company contribution), Season ticket loan
Days' holiday: 
25 + bank holidays
Extra benefits: 
Generous holiday discounts, excellent rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
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