Golfbreaks.com, one of the world’s largest and longest established golf travel companies, was formed in 1998 by Chief Executive, Andrew Stanley, and now organises golf breaks, holidays and tournament experiences for over 230,000 golfers annually at over 2,500 resorts and golf courses in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
With over 20 years’ experience and an expert team that is passionate about golf and travel, the company is known for delivering outstanding choice, value and service, with the reassurance and security of booking with a fully bonded travel company (both ABTA and ATOL in the UK). In post-trip surveys 99% of customers indicated they would rebook with Golfbreaks.com, as authenticated by Reevoo.
Golfbreaks.com are also the only golf travel company to reward customers for their loyalty with discounts on future bookings through the innovative Breakpoints customer rewards programme.
The 150 staff in the main company headquarters in Windsor, Berkshire, UK also support the local sales offices in Charleston, South Carolina, USA and Copenhagen, Denmark.
Golfbreaks.com prides itself on an unwavering commitment to developing employees and has had an Investors in People accreditation since 2006. In 2015, the company was awarded the Gold standard for the 2nd time, joining the top 7% of accredited UK organisations.
We offer 13 month placements across Sales, Customer Service, Finance, Marketing, Product 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.
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.