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Online Sales & Merchandising Student Placement - 12 month FTC

Scheme at TUI in the UK

Online Sales & Merchandising Student Placement - 12 month FTC

Scheme at TUI in the UK

  • LocationLuton, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 12 Dec, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 6.0 per hour

A fantastic opportunity to join our fast paced eCommerce and Digital Department within an industry leading Sales and Merchandising Team. You’ll be creating, executing and managing a range of onsite merchandising campaigns and working alongside the rest of the team to maintain website promotions and special offers to drive conversion through the TUI UK&I websites. You will also be liaising with our Commercial, Tourist Board and Design teams to ensure effective on-site marketing support for Tourist Boards.

The world of Travel is undergoing a significant digital transformation and the Digital Placement Scheme offers a fantastic opportunity to contribute at the leading edge of this change and get hands on experience within one of the most dynamic and exciting areas of the business. What’s more, holidays are one of the best products out there, and you’ll be with household brands like TUI and First Choice.

It goes without saying that we think our Placement Scheme is one of the best and we’re pleased to say that we’re not alone. We’re are consistently placed in Rate My Placements Top 30 Medium Placement schemes- an award based on the reviews of our previous intakes! Joining us on placement will not only provide opportunities for you to gain invaluable work experience, but will also offer the benefits of being part of an exciting, larger, multi-cultural and united team, with the chance to re-join us after graduation if you perform well.

What you will be doing

Every day will be different as a merchandising executive working within the world of merchandising, marketing and digital. You will be supporting the merchandising activity across the TUI and First Choice websites, two of the leading travel agency websites in the U.K. You will work with people across the business giving you a broad and in-depth understanding of the whole company. Whilst also taking accountability for aligning customer communications across multiple channels, coordinating messaging and promotions with Social Media, Online Marketing, CRM, User Experience, Design, etc.

Balancing customer needs with the broader TUI UK&I commercial and eCommerce business goals will be a key part of the role, so you will be reviewing online sales performance and identifying merchandising opportunities to hit targets. Understanding customer needs and wants will also allow you to suggest changes to the customer journey and experience, whilst also contributing to the execution of the Digital Marketing Strategy. You will also build a close relationship with the Design team to produce innovative and engaging content that balances the needs of the business with that of the customer, and carry out regular competitor analysis to track activity within the rest of the industry

What we are looking for
  • Undergraduates looking for a 12 month, full time placement position as part of a sandwich degree
  • 300 UCAS points from 3 A-Levels or equivalent
  • Expected degree classification of a 2:1 or higher
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good understanding and interest in digital, with a passion for marketing/merchandising
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and written skills
  • Ambitious and creative undergraduates with an interest in the travel industry
  • Enthusiastic team players
Working within TUI group

TUI UK and Ireland is the UK’s largest tour operator with key brands including TUI, First Choice, Marella Cruises and Crystal Ski Holidays. Sub brands include Sensatori, Sensimar, and Family Life, as well as First Choice Holiday Villages and SplashWorld Resorts. Our airline is the UK’s third largest with 62 aircraft operating to over 88 destinations in 30 countries. We have a team of more than 10,000 employees serving over 5.5 million customers each year.

It’s our people that make us number one

TUI Group is the leading tourism business with over 67,000 employees across the world. The Group includes our unique hotel portfolio, our cruise ships, our own aircraft, tour operators, travel agencies, and much more. At TUI, we have embarked on a journey of development towards a more digital, connected and integrated future. But we haven’t arrived there yet. Join us now and shape the future of travel.

You can look forward to a competitive salary, pension scheme and further benefits such as generous holiday discounts, great rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers and a £500 relocation loan (deducted from your pay).*.

In addition, you will be offered an extensive and tailored programme of learning and development and some excellent graduate employment opportunities. Please visit our website for more information.

How to apply

1. Apply online Fill in our online application form. There’s a series of questions to answer and a CV upload section.

2. Online Test If your application is successful, you’ll be asked to complete an online numeracy test. There may be a similar test at the Assessment Day if you pass this one.

3. Telephone Interview If you successfully pass the online test, you'll be asked to complete an interview by phone.

4. Assessment Day The final step in our application process is the Assessment Day. There’ll be several different exercises to run through as well as a competency based interview. You’ll find out more about this closer to the time.

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*Correct at time of going to print, some benefits are non-contractual and subject to change

Applications close 31st January 2019