Retail Travel Jobs
Working in our retail stores is no ordinary travel role. We’ve been arranging holidays since 1985 and are the largest, most successful transatlantic tour operator, and market leader for travel to the USA and the Caribbean.
A Virgin Atlantic Holidays store is so much more than just a travel agent. All our stores offer mind-blowing holidays from family thrills and attractions in Florida to honeymoons in the Caribbean. We cover England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. You can also find us in partnership with many ‘Next’ stores. So we’re sure you’ll find a store somewhere in your area, discover more here.
What skills and experience do I need to join the retail team?
We offer a variety of retail jobs and we’re always on the lookout for talented salespeople with a passion for customer service and supporting our reputation for being market leaders in the industry. We rely on outstanding individuals who are committed to providing excellent service. Our retail estate is a fast-paced environment, so you need to be flexible and resilient but it’s a perfect opportunity to challenge yourself and to develop an ever-growing skill set with all the benefits of being part of the Virgin Atlantic family.
Discover more about our range of travel retail careers below:
Personal Holiday Advisor
One of most popular roles is a Personal Travel Advisor. As our Personal Holiday Advisor, you won’t just be a salesperson, you’ll be an entrepreneur, marketing expert and dream weaver.
Your knowledge for all our products will be infectious and you will tailor each holiday to our customers’ interests and requirements. Everything we do always starts with our customers, and we truly believe in going out of our way to surprise and delight.
Personal Holiday Supervisor
Our Supervisors within our retail stores champion customer service. They mentor and empower their team to make sure customers are consistently treated to those magic moments throughout their journey with us.
But it doesn’t stop here, they also inspire and build handcrafted holidays to match our customers interests on a daily basis. Our supervisors are not just travel agents, they are dream makers and ground breakers.
From profitability to team spirit, you’re responsible for everything that happens in-store. You control our commercial results, hire and shape talent and collaborate with the wider business to shape our retail strategy. Our management team are passionate about delivering exceptional standards, whilst bringing exciting ideas to drive the business forward.
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What benefits can I enjoy?
The full package
We love to give our people the rewards that they deserve, the best deserves the best!
We have a whole list of great benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full alongside giving back for your dedication and commitment to making our customers feel loved, these include:
- A number of free of fare flights to use on the Virgin Atlantic’s network. More than enough to satisfy the wanderlust!*
- A competitive commission scheme
- Become a member of Virgin Tribe – this is a treasure trove of discounts including Virgin Trains, UK festival tickets, Virgin Media, Eurostar and cinema tickets, to name a few
- An unrivalled place to work with unconventional professionalism, tons of friendly faces and a collaborative environment.
* after qualifying period of six months
We may alter or withdraw non-contractual benefits at our discretion from time to time.
The “Viv” is our iconic Vivienne Westwood uniform, and we wear it with incredible pride. After all, there’s nothing like a splash of red to make you out from the crowd.
But it’s not just about looking good. Made using technology that takes worn polyester clothing to turn it into new fabric, and elements from recycled plastic bottles, you’ll be looking fabulous while doing good for the planet.
Times have changed since our glamourous beginnings in 1984, and while we still do things in true Virgin Atlantic style, our uniform guidelines have been designed to offer increased comfort and more choice on how you want to express yourself at work
We encourage all our people at Virgin Atlantic Holidays to tap into their potential through training and development, so if your keen to build your skillset further, we can help facilitate this through additional learning, qualifications, support, and guidance. Our fantastic two-week virtual training course will give you all the skills your need to amaze our customers.
We believe in helping our employees realise their potential. Many of our area managers and supervisors started out as Advisors. Whatever your experience level might be when you join us, we have opportunities to help you move onwards. In a nutshell, you’ll be learning real skills from the best in the business while sharing in the many benefits of working for the famous Virgin brand.
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Our customer facing and sales teams have a common goal, meaning the skills and experience you gain in one of our retail stores will also equip you to work in other areas of our business.
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