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Together, we will deliver experiences that inspire you to

journey with
us for life.

Your Journey With Us

Curating a culture that inspires our team to journey with us for life is at the heart of everything we do. Striving to create a fun, friendly, diverse, and rewarding place to work is our jam. From our industry-leading Glassdoor score to our net promoter score of 65, the proof is in the pudding.

We believe there's more to life than just work, eat, sleep, repeat. We are a holiday company after all! From our family friendly policies, including enhanced maternity and paternity practices, to providing our management team with mental health training. In addition, we have on-site mental health first aiders, as well as our commitment to delivering annual cost of living increases. We focus on the things that are most important to you.

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Our Values

Some teams might be bashful, sleepy, sneezy, or even dopey. But ours is innovative, knowledgeable, and bold.

We ensure our environment is fun, friendly and full of character, while remaining growth and opportunities focused.

In addition, we're proud to deliver a diverse, rewarding, and driven place to work.

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Benefits

Developing your career at Blue Bay Travel comes with some pretty sweet perks. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Complimentary accommodation in a wealth of long-haul destinations
  • Discounted holidays for you as well as your friends and family
  • Discounts on UK Breaks, attractions, and rail travel
  • Flexible working (including home and hybrid working)
  • A suite of Family Friendly Policies
  • 30 days holiday, increasing with service
  • Plus, additional leave opportunities such as birthday leave, pet-ternity leave, time off to move home, get married or for your child first day of school
  • In-house Mental Health Support
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Team and Company nights out
  • Incentives and rewards
  • Annual Salary Reviews allowing for cost of living and performance-based increases
  • Service recognition and rewards
  • Unbeatable bonuses in Sales and Product Management
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Top Training

Right from day dot, we're interested in your development. You'll begin a bespoke training programme to ensure you have the knowledge to succeed, whether you're in Sales, HR, Marketing, cake testing, race car driving, or puppy cuddling, well… maybe not those last three.

We regularly hold product, destination, and role specific in-house training sessions. As well as utilising external providers for professional qualifications, because you're never too old to learn. In addition, we offer access to first-class guided learning platforms in our Business Intelligence and Web Development Teams.

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Career Progression

As a fast-growing business committed to innovation and growth, new roles materialise, and our first port of call is always to give our current team a chance to slay.

With 65% of our managers having been promoted and trained internally, we pride ourselves in recognising and nurturing top talent. Basically, we know when we're on to a good thing.

They say variety is the spice of life and departmental secondments or internal transfers mean there are lots of professional options ahead of our team. This ensures each member remains engaged and happy, plying their special set of skills in the correct environment. Move over Liam Neeson.

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The Right Tools

Our in-house Development and Business Intelligence wizards ensure we stay ahead of the game when it comes to technology and reporting. Our bespoke, easy to use systems are the secret ingredient to ensuring efficiency and enabling our travel fam to do the best work they can.

Access to market leading, exclusive holiday packages, as well as a wide range of tour operators, means our travel gurus are able to fulfil our client's holiday hopes, while achieving their own sales goals.

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Personal Travel Consultants

We're on the lookout for experienced travel industry professionals with their own client base and a passion for all things sunshine and good times to join our award winning team.

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Current Roles

Trade Support Advisor

We’re on the hunt for a confident, personable and passionate individual to join our growing Trade Support team.

  • Full Time (37.5 hours). Our Trade Support department operates Monday-Friday, excluding bank holidays.
  • Starting Salary from £22,500.
  • Office Based (Located in Trentham, Stoke on Trent)

Benefits

  • Excellent in-office environment with incentives, games & team awards. A full day off on your birthday, pet-ternity leave, time off to move home. Plus many more.

What you'll get up to

Working within our Central Operations function, the role of Trade Support Advisor will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service to our Trade Agent Partners, being their first point of call for any new sales enquiries and post-sale support.

You'll consistently liaise with our partners to provide information on our latest deals, process any changes to their client's bookings and being on hand to service any additional requirements or questions that they may have.

In addition to this, you will also strive to identify opportunities to maximise profit where possible. You'll handle the administration aspects of all Trade bookings, loading them into our back-office systems, providing accurate financial information, updating the system following amendments and producing agent and customer documentation.

You will also be responsible for servicing new sales enquiries and ensuring that you are providing exceptional service to our Trade Agents, to fulfil the needs and requirements of their clients’ holidays. As priority for Trade Sales Calls, it will be your responsibility to ensure that you are demonstrating the Blue Bay Sales journey from beginning to end, and at hand to assist via telephone, email, and live chat.

Where required, you will also be responsible for working with our Promotions Team to push out new offers via our Trade Facebook Page to ensure that our Trade Agents have first-hand access to our latest offers, imagery, fact sheets and offer cards for their social channels.

What we're looking for

Our team members embody our values. They are fun, friendly, and full of character. They are innovative, knowledgeable, and bold. And they enjoy working in an environment that is diverse, rewarding and growth and opportunities focused. In addition, for this role, we’re looking for:

  • The ability to influence.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Someone who is passionate, professional, approachable and confident.
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Someone who can naturally build and maintain warm, friendly, consistent and positive relationships.

The closing date for applications is 10th March 2024. Start date flexible and depend on notice period. Apply now and start your journey with us today!



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Finance Assistant

We're growing and on the hunt for a Finance Assistant to join our award-winning team.

  • Full Time (37.5 hours). Our Finance Team operates Monday - Friday excluding bank holidays.
  • Starting Salary from £23,500.
  • Office Based (Trentham, Stoke on Trent).

Benefits

  • Excellent in-office environment with incentives, games & team awards Time off on your birthday, pet-ternity leave, time off to move home. Plus many more.

What you'll get up to

Our Finance department is fundamental in informing the organisation’s leaders, providing them with everything they need to make key business decisions. The Finance department runs strictly in accordance with governing and financial regulations, so professional competency is absolutely key in our team.

The role of Finance Assistant will be to support and assist in accurate and timely month end preparation through regular updating of key financial reconciliations. This role will support the team and wider business in ensuring all transactions are accurate and compliant with company policy. You will also work with our external payroll provider to support in the preparation of payroll.

You can expect your role to include:

  • Recording day-to-day financial transactions, including sales, purchases, receipts, and payments.
  • Reconciling bank statements, accounts receivable, and accounts payable to ensure accuracy.
  • Prepare payroll for review and ensure accurate calculation of wages and deductions.
  • Preparing and maintaining general ledger entries.
  • Daily updating of cashflow forecast spreadsheet.
  • Sage 50 data input.

What we're looking for

Our team members embody our values. They are fun, friendly, and full of character. They are innovative, knowledgeable, and bold. And they enjoy working in an environment that is diverse, rewarding and growth and opportunities focused. In addition, for this role, we’re looking for:

  • Someone with knowledge of and experience with accounting systems (Sage 50, preferably).
  • Proficiency and competency in using Microsoft packages (specifically Excel).
  • An individual with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience within an Accounts department.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment whilst demonstrating flexibility and versatility.

The closing date for applications is 10th March 2024. Start date flexible and depend on notice period. Apply now and start your journey with us today!



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Content Creator Apprentice

A fantastic opportunity to work for an award winning travel specialist Blue Bay Travel has now become available, supporting the marketing team, working on marketing campaigns and digital creation. Full training will be provided working along industry experts. This position is ideal for an individual seeking an exciting career marketing.

  • Full Time (37 hours). Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm.
  • Starting Salary from £15,000.
  • Office Based (Trentham, Stoke on Trent).
  • Apprenticeship Level: Advanced Level 3 (A level).
  • Expected Duration: 12 Months.

Benefits

  • Excellent in-office environment with incentives, games & team awards Time off on your birthday, pet-ternity leave, time off to move home. Plus many more.

What you'll get up to

Our Marketing department is responsible for all our internal and external marketing projects and concepts. Supporting company marketing requests with the aim to boost our overall brand awareness.

You will work in a fast-paced environment supporting with digital, social and print marketing, working collaboratively to deliver campaigns alongside supporting the department to reach their goals.

You’ll spend one day a week dedicated to your coursework & assignments with monthly meetings with your assessor, who will ensure your studies stay on track.

You’ll spend the rest of your week working with the Blue Bay Team, gaining hands-on experience in creating blog content, building emails, web page builds, updating our social platforms and much more.

Your training

This apprenticeship forms part of a formal qualification, on successful completion you will achieve a level 3 Content Creator qualification that will be added to your digital achievement record.

Working with our chosen training provider you will be assigned a specialist marketing assessor who be working closely with you throughout your apprenticeship to ensure you have a robust, enjoyable, and enriching journey.

Training will be carried out online / face to face both individually and as part of a classroom, to ensure you have an enhanced experience. You will be assigned 6 hours a week in the workplace to spend towards your qualification with full support from your Manager and Assessor.

Learning first hand from specialist and peers you can become a fully fledge Content Creator.

What to expect

On successful completion of the Content Creator Level 3 Apprenticeship, you may be offered a full time position at Blue Bay Travel.

Start date 8th April 2024. Apply now and start your journey with us today!



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Travel Consultant Apprentice

Interested in becoming a Travel Consultant? Blue Bay Travel are seeking an Apprentice to join their award-winning team. This exciting opportunity allows you to earn whilst you learn, working alongside travel industry leaders in a vibrant friendly environment. You will be providing holiday quotations and converting them into bookings.

  • Full Time (37 hours). Shifts to include weekends and evenings, split over five days. Our Sales Team operates Monday - Sunday, including bank holidays.
  • Starting Salary from £15,000.
  • Office Based (Trentham, Stoke on Trent).
  • Apprenticeship Level: Advanced Level 3 (A level).
  • Expected Duration: 12 Months.

Benefits

  • Excellent in-office environment with incentives, games & team awards Time off on your birthday, pet-ternity leave, time off to move home. Plus many more.

What you'll get up to

Our Sales Team are the primary point of contact for all new and loyal clients, as well as our trade partners. They are experts in their field, helping clients find their perfect holiday.

You will work in a fast-paced and target driven environment. As a Travel Consultant Apprentice you will be required to retain knowledge about destinations, hotels and booking systems providing our customers with the best service possible.

You will spend one day a week dedicated to your coursework & assignments with monthly meetings with your assessor, who will ensure your studies stay on track.

You will spend the rest of your week working with the Blue Bay Team, getting hands-on experience in providing holiday quotations and converting them into bookings, whilst providing advice and support via phone, email, live chat and our social media channels.

Your training

This apprenticeship forms part of a formal qualification, on successful completion you will achieve a level 3 Travel Consultant qualification that will be added to your digital achievement record.

Working with our chosen training provider you will be assigned a specialist Travel Assessor who will be working closely with you throughout your apprenticeship to ensure you have a robust, enjoyable, and enriching journey.

Training will be carried out onlineface to face, both individually and as part of a classroom, to ensure you have an enhanced experience.

You will be assigned 6 hours a week in the workplace to spend towards your qualification with full support from your manager and assessor.

Learning first hand from training specialists and peers you can become a fully-fledged Travel Consultant in little over a 12-month period.

What to expect

On successful completion of the Travel Consultant Level 3 Apprenticeship, you may be offered a full time position at Blue Bay Travel.

Start date 8th April 2024. Apply now and start your journey with us today!



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