Devon Thompson - My Hays Travel Journey!
Hello! I’m Devon and I have been working for Hays Travel for four years now. My journey began in 2015 when I applied for an apprenticeship at Hays and began working in the Seaham branch as an Apprentice Travel Consultant. Fast forward to 2019 and I am now working in the Sunderland branch as a Travel Consultant.
I have always had a passion for travel and in Secondary School I loved learning about the world and the many places within it. I am a people person, therefore, the added bonus of interacting with the public is perfect for me. When I saw the advertised apprenticeship programmes at Hays Travel I knew that I needed to apply and I’m so glad I did; I have never looked back!
I love working for Hays Travel as every day is different and you never know who is going to walk through the door. I find that I am constantly learning new things about the world and my job every day. Hays are an amazing company to be a part of; the yearly benefits, such as the Christmas and garden party, are great. I never feel like my hard work and dedication is ever missed at Hays and there are so many opportunities to progress.
Over the years there have been so many things that I have achieved and I’m proud of, for example, moving to a busy city centre store, and from this I have gained so much experience and knowledge. However, my main achievement is definitely completing my apprenticeship programme as this has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me.
My next step within Hays Travel is to work my way up the management chain to eventually become a retail manager. I have just begun the ‘buddy a colleague’ programme and once I have completed this in November 2019, I will then set my sights on the Rising Stars programme. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me at Hays Travel.