Charlotte Mcglinchey - My first steps into the Travel Industry

Charlotte Mcglinchey

Hi I am Charlotte, and I began my apprenticeship in the Newton Abbot branch back in August 2018.

I always knew that I wanted to work in the travel industry, so chose to complete my work experience at Hays Travel while at college. I loved my time there, so this confirmed that I wanted to apply once I had completed college! I thought an apprenticeship programme was a good way to earn while I was gaining a nationally recognised qualification at the same time.

I really enjoy learning and completing my training sessions with the other apprentices who I started this journey with. There are so many opportunities to expand my knowledge about the travel industry and customer service. I love attending ship visits and supplier training events which give me a real insight into this huge industry.

So far, I have achieved hitting my annual target in my first year and won a 3 night trip to Fuerteventura which was great!

The Hays Travel apprenticeship programme has really helped me gain confidence and grow as a person. I can see my career progressing here as there is so many different paths I can take within the business such as completing the in-house rising stars programme which prepares you for the next step on the career ladder and learning different management skills.

I would definitely recommend the Hays Travel Apprenticeship programme to anyone, you will achieve so much and there is endless opportunity to progress.

Applications are open now for our apprenticeship scheme, click here to apply!