Careers at Travel Nation

So, why come and work for Travel Nation? Well, if you’d enjoy being part of a friendly, hard-working team who spend their days creating trips of a lifetime all over the world, then you’ve come to the right place.

How we work

Everyone here plays a part in creating memorable trips for our customers. By offering first-hand destination advice, plenty of ‘can-do’ suggestions and a seamless booking process, we aim to make every trip feel like the trip of a lifetime.

We don’t operate a shop so we deal with customers primarily over the phone and by email. Nonetheless, every week we do have customers who pop in to our office; planning a round the world holiday is quite in-depth, so naturally some customers still prefer to deal face to face.

Where we’re located

Based in central Brighton, we’re just a 5 minute hop from the train station and 15 minutes from the sea. Brighton is a truly magnetic seaside destination that’s endowed with a flourishing arts scene plus plenty of live music and events. Our office is on the doorstep of the North Laine, which is home to boutiques and designer-makers and craft breweries. If eating out is on the agenda, the city offers a dizzying diversity from Abyssinian to Argentinean with all things vegetarian and vegan catered for in between. Being centrally located, we're also very close to 3 gyms and a swimming pool and we have more local, independent coffee houses than you could visit in a month.

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What we offer our staff

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A close-knit team – our friendly English, French and German teams all work in the same office so we can lunch and socialise together. Whether it’s celebratory drinks, supplier-sponsored nights out or our summer and Christmas shindigs – we love our city and we love to socialise here.

Genuine involvement – because our teams are all in the same office, you’ll be able to chat to the product team face to face and even input into product selection if you have a particular specialism. You can also work with our marketing team to write about your trips for our blog if you’d like to.

Ruth looking over the Ciudad Perdida in Colombia
Variety to your everyday work - because we specialise in round the world trips, they are by nature varied. If you get a kick out of planning complex or bizarre flight itineraries and knowing you’re building a ‘trip of a lifetime’ - you’re in the right place.

A supportive environment – we’re determined to cultivate and maintain a culture that’s enjoyable and supportive for everyone. We’re always looking for staff feedback, and we provide regular opportunities to litmus-test the team though simple, anonymous feedback throughout the year.

You should definitely take a spectacular island-hopping trip
Training and development – beginning with your induction training, you’ll have regular opportunities to brush up on destinations and suppliers to keep current. We even hold occasional themed training evenings like our South Pacific event, complete with Pacific meal and a prize draw for a Fiji fam trip!

Educational trips – every year we offer worldwide educational trips as an opportunity to discover a new destination or refresh your product knowledge. In 2016 alone we sent team members on educational trips to Australia, Bali, Chile, Colombia, Fiji, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Travel Nation daily lunch
High basic salary – we work to realistic sales targets but we also believe in offering you the security of a high basic salary. You’ll have 6-monthly pay reviews alongside all the coaching and training you need to develop, which means you can expect realistic end of first year earnings to be about £30K.

Daily lunch – in this case, there is such a thing as a free lunch! With a different healthy, fresh and seasonal menu every week, you’ll be treated to soups, salads, wraps, curries, bakes, pasta and fresh bread that’s so local it was baked in the premises downstairs.

Travel Nation at Christmas
A choice of bonus structure - we appreciate that everyone’s circumstances differ, so we offer you a choice of two different schemes, both with generous uncapped bonuses - the choice is yours.

Flexibility in working hours – we operate a shift system with an online roster to request changes. We’re open to home working arrangements and the possibility of a 3 or 4 day working week to benefit working parents.

Keep more of your weekends free – members of our sales/product team are only required to work 10 Saturdays per year, one Sunday in January and one bank holiday per year.

Sara and the starfish
£500 per year travel fund – obviously, you love to travel and that’s definitely something we want to encourage! We offer an annual travel fund which combined with staff discounts makes your travel money go further – all we ask is you pick a new destination each time and write it up for the blog.

Sabbatical opportunity after 2 years – as people who appreciate travel as much as you do, we understand that from time to time you may want to take an extended trip. Once you’ve completed 2 years’ service, we’re open to you taking a sabbatical period.

Brighton beach huts with Travel Nation logo letters
Bupa Health benefits – for a bit more peace of mind we offer everyone a cash back scheme that reimburses you for some dental, optical or prescription costs and gives cash back for hospital stays. We also offer free flu jabs as the winter approaches so stave off any nasty bugs!

Contributory pension – we contribute to your workplace pension scheme and beyond that, we’ve picked a fund that offers you maximum visibility and control of your investments. You can easily top up contributions or start new savings pots yourself, via an app.

Easit travel club membership - as we're members of Easit Brighton & Hove, you can benefit from 15% discount on Southern train travel, 10% off local Brighton buses, discounts on car club membership and buying a  bike - all designed to make the commute easier and greener.

Relocation assistance – if you’re not local to Brighton and need some relocation help, we can offer some financial support to make your move smooth.