Ellie Rutherford - Learning the ins and outs of travel

Ellie Rutherford

Hi, I’m Ellie and I started at the Cramlington Branch in August 2018. I found out about the Hays Travel Apprenticeship programme while searching for a job suited to me while I was in sixth-form.

I chose this apprenticeship as I studied Travel and Tourism throughout school, I had a passion for travel and thought this was a great starting point for my career. I opted for an Apprenticeship as it is a great opportunity to earn while I learn and start a career where I can progress and move up in my job role.

The thing I love about being a Hays Travel Apprentice is being able to observe and learn from my colleagues and gain knowledge from them every day. I enjoy meeting new people every day and gaining more confidence and experience with every enquiry. I also enjoy gaining even more customer service experience.

The highlight of my Apprenticeship so far would be hitting my yearly target as it made me feel very motivated and it was also a very rewarding point in my career. A huge bonus of working at Hays Travel would be going to the Christmas party and Garden party as this makes me feel valued as an employee and is a great incentive, it is something to look forward to with my colleagues and meeting others in the company.

The Hays Travel Apprenticeship has helped me build towards my future career by giving me to opportunity to learn the ins and outs of travel. I also know I will have the opportunity to progress and move up in the company after I have completed my Apprenticeship which I hope to do one day, as I would l love to work at head office in the training department and help others progress at Hays Travel too!

Ellie Rutherford

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