Digital Sales and Merchandising Placement at TUI UK

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
12th January 2020
East of England Greater London South East
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Business Analytics Marketing Media Travel and Tourism

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Digital Sales and Merchandising Placement

Want to get your career off to a flying start? The sky’s the limit with TUI. We’re the world's number one tourism business, operating in around 180 destinations worldwide, which means limitless global opportunities for you and your future.

As a placement in our Digital Sales and Merchandising team, you’ll spend an invaluable year working right at the heart of our business – with real responsibilities, and the chance to work on real projects. You’ll gain a unique insight into our exciting and dynamic industry, with exposure to many other functional areas and senior colleagues, as well as the opportunity to enhance your professional skills through an extensive and tailored programme of learning and development. You’ll have lots of fun during your time with us, and we’ll ensure you get the support you need every step of the way. Plus, if your placement goes well, you could be fast-tracked to an offer for when you finish university.

What you’ll be doing

Our Sales and Marketing team ensure our brand and purpose are at the heart of everything we do. By using customer insight, we create multi-channel communications to attract and engage loyal and new customers, inspiring them to book a TUI, First Choice or Marella Cruise holiday.

The world of travel is undergoing significant digital transformation, and this placement offers you a fantastic opportunity to get involved and add value at the leading edge of this change and gain hands-on experience in our dynamic and exciting industry.

During your Digital Sales and Merchandising placement, you’ll be creating, implementing and managing a range of on-site merchandising campaigns, working alongside the rest of the team to maintain website promotions and special offers to drive conversion through to the TUI UK & Ireland websites. You’ll also be liaising with our Commercial, Tourist Board and Design teams to ensure effective on-site marketing support for Tourist Boards.

You’ll work with a wide range of teams across the whole business, giving you a broad and in-depth understanding of the whole company. You’ll build a close relationship with the Design team to produce innovative and engaging content which balances the needs of the business with that of the customer, and you’ll be responsible for aligning customer communications across multiple channels, coordinating messaging and promotions alongside teams such as Social Media, Online Marketing, CRM and User Experience.

A key part of your placement will also be balancing customer needs with the broader TUI UK & Ireland goals. You’ll be monitoring and reviewing online sales performance, as well as identifying merchandising opportunities to hit targets. Understanding customer needs and wants will also give you the opportunity to suggest changes to the customer journey and experience, while contributing to the execution of the Digital Marketing Strategy. You’ll also carry out regular competitor analysis to track activity within the rest of the industry.

What we’re looking for

Our placements are suitable for those who are on a sandwich degree course, looking for a 12-month placement to commence in August 2020, and due to graduate by September 2022, as you’ll complete the industrial placement in your penultimate year of university.

You’ll be on track for a 2:1 or above in any subject, and have a minimum of 120 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff system (extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

We're looking for agile-minded, innovative thinkers, who are keen to learn and take on new challenges. Those who have a flair for collaborating with others, a natural drive for results, and are able to think strategically about the business. Adaptable individuals with a talent for thinking analytically, and a focus on providing unrivalled service to our customers.

You’ll also have a passion for digital, marketing and merchandising, as well an interest in the travel industry.

About TUI

TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business operating in around 180 countries worldwide with over 1,800 travel agencies across Europe, six airlines operating more than 130 aircraft, more than 300 Group-owned hotels and resorts and twelve cruise ships. Our 77,000 colleagues, all with a passion for holidays, work hard to deliver our customer promise ”Discover your smile”

TUI UK & Ireland part of TUI Group and is home to some of the most well-known holiday brands such as First Choice and Crystal Ski to name a few. As well as being a market leader, we’re a FTSE 100 company which means we have to make sure we’re always one step ahead of competition. We focus on providing unrivalled choice, professionalism and confidence our customers and stakeholders can rely on. We employ a team of 13,300 employees and serve over 5.2 million customers each year.

How to apply

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