May Ibrahim - My apprenticeship journey


Hi, I’m May and I began my apprenticeship with Hays Travel in September 2015 as an Apprentice Travel Consultant. I have since completed my apprenticeship and now work as a Travel Consultant in the Bournemouth branch. This is my apprenticeship story…

I opted for an apprenticeship instead of alternative educational routes as I am passionate about travel and wanted to learn whilst I earned at the same time. I chose Hays Travel for an apprenticeship as I had heard great things about the company whilst at Secondary School and it was well explained with a very attractive training programme.

I love being an apprentice at Hays Travel; the support from the managers and training team is incredible. I am part of a lovely team and environment where I feel welcomed and part of one big family and all of the hard work that I put in never goes a miss. To top it off, the bonuses such as commission, supplier evenings, fun charity events, and of course the Christmas and garden party, are unbelievable.

My apprenticeship has given me confidence and a great deal of knowledge about different holiday destinations and how to provide first class customer service. Hays Travel has not only given me the right skills to progress in my career, it has provided me with the skills to obtain a variety of different jobs. The highlight of my apprenticeship so far has definitely been becoming a High Flyer in the first year.

Now that I have completed my apprenticeship, I am looking to sign up to the Rising Stars programme and progress towards becoming an Assistant Manager. I am so thankful to Hays for the endless support and training they provided me whilst on the apprenticeship programme. I couldn’t recommend Hays Travel Apprenticeship programmes enough, it has been an unforgettable experience.