Golfbreaks.com

8.2 /10
Opportunities Offered:
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Sectors:
Travel and Tourism Sport/Sports Management Sales Leisure and Hospitality

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About Golfbreaks.com

Golfbreaks.com was formed in 1998 by Chief Executive, Andrew Stanley, and is Europe’s specialist golf travel company, organising golf breaks for more than 200,000 golfers each year at over 2,000 resorts and courses in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. A further 15,000 customers use the group’s services to book spa breaks and spa days.

With more than 19 years’ experience and an expert team that is passionate about golf, spa and travel, we are known for delivering outstanding service and value, with the reassurance and security of booking with an ABTA and ATOL-bonded travel company. We are also the only golf travel company to reward customers for their loyalty through our Breakpoints customer rewards programme, which earns money off all future bookings made.

We have 150 staff based at our head office in Windsor, Berkshire – we also have offices in Charleston, South Carolina and Copenhagen, Denmark, from which our American and Scandinavian operations are run. We pride ourselves on our commitment to developing employees and have been accredited with Investors in People since 2006. This year we were awarded the Gold standard for the 2nd time, joining the top 7% of accredited UK organisations.

What can we offer you?

We offer 13 month placements across Sales, Customer Service, Finance, Marketing and IT. As a medium sized business, Golfbreaks.com can offer its placement students direct exposure to all aspects of the business, allowing strong working relationships to form across all departments. This provides opportunities to gain advice and learn skills from experienced members of staff, making it the perfect environment for a student to thrive.

We have worked with many placement students over the past fourteen years and are delighted with the number returning to the company full time upon graduation. Historically 25% of placement students, who have excelled during their placement year, are offered a position return to Golfbreaks when they graduate. Their return helps to maintain the lively and fun culture that the company thrives on.

Training is a key part of the placement experience. A month before your placement starts we have a ‘Pre-Placement Day’ for all the new students to allow you to meet your manager and team and gain a better insight into what you will be doing on a daily basis. You will then start your placement with a comprehensive two week induction. During your induction you will learn not only about your own department and role, but will have training from every department in the company so that you understand how everyone works together to achieve the company’s goals.

Benefits include a competitive salary, individual and team incentives, pension, 20 days holiday, annual black tie awards ceremony, plus the opportunity of complimentary weekends away with the team, hosted by the venues we promote.

Who are we looking for?

Our most important criteria when recruiting is to find students who are committed, enthusiastic team players with a real desire to ‘make a difference’ as your results will directly impact on the continued success of the company. The placement scheme is an integral success ingredient of the Golfbreaks business model and is one of the reasons we have recorded 19 years of continued turnover growth since our inception in 1998. By working with placements we are constantly able to develop an energetic culture, taking on board fresh ideas, whilst grooming the most successful students to return as graduates.

How to find out more

If you are interested in a role with us, visit our website where you can find out how to apply and take the first step to securing your dream placement!

To apply please email recruitment@golfbreaks.com, stating which position you’re applying for and attaching your cover letter and CV.

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Golfbreaks.com Latest Reviews

  • Customer Service Assistant

    I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year, and I enjoyed working in such a vibrant company on a daily basis for 13 months. Rarely ever a rainy day in the office- always smiles...

    8.3/10

    The Role

    8.7

    Organisation

    8.6

    Socialising

    7.5

  • Sales consultant

    9.6/10

    The Role

    10.0

    Organisation

    10.0

    Socialising

    8.5

  • Customer Service Assistant

    Working at Golfbreaks.com was the one of the best experiences of my life, I was able to see all sides of the business. I was able to gain a very good insight into the working world and develop my ski...

    8.9/10

    The Role

    9.8

    Organisation

    9.0

    Socialising

    7.5

Golfbreaks.com Latest Case Study

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Customer Service Assistant

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Studies

I felt like a full time member of staff right from the word go

Facts and Figures

22

Number of Placements Available This Year

25%

Students expected to return to graduate jobs with us

Awards and Commendations

[2017] RateMyPlacement Top 10 [2016] RateMyPlacement Top 5 [2015] RateMyPlacement Top 5