Online Merchandising Executive at TUI UK

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Review Date

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The Role
The Company
The Culture

Role Description

Worked in the Ecommerce department of one of the world leading leisure travel companies; primarily focusing on the Thomson and First Choice websites. Example of some of my responsibilities: • Managed all online Tourist Board advertising. • Reviewed site sales performance figures and recommended merchandising opportunities to achieve targets. • Liaised with the Trading, Product and Marketing departments to ensure that new products are given relevant space on the site and that site content was kept up-to-date. • Analysed key online performance measures, such as share of business, booking conversion rates, revenue generated and online discounts. • Gatekeeper for all competitor and consumer intelligence across the business.

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I really enjoyed my placement and learnt a lot throughout the year.
5 /5

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

My team were really supportive and gave me positive feedback regularly.
4 /5

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I had weekly 1-2-1's with my manager which was really helpful but I was also given a lot of support my other members of my team.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Due to the seasonality of the holiday industry there were some periods that were exceptionally busy but it was definitely manageable.
5 /5

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

For day one I was given a lot of responsibility, which really helped me develop over the year.
5 /5

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The skills I've learnt on placement have definitely helped me when back at Uni. Placement has made me more focused and driven for my final year.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office is really relaxed and easy going.
5 /5

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

It was really well organised and we had monthly meetings with the placement scheme team.
4 /5

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

TUI really invest a lot of time in you over the 12 months and you are known by name which is a benefit of a smaller placement scheme.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
5 /5

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

TUI is a great company to work for, with so many diverse opportunities.
4 /5

The Culture

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Our placement year was a really tight knit group.
5 /5

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Although Luton isn't the greatest place in the world! There are loads of nice places surrounding it such as St Albans, Hitchin and Harpenden. Also London is only about 30 mins away by train.
4 /5

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

It's not great in Luton, but there are some really nice bars and pubs in St Albans and Harpenden. Or you could head into London for a big night out.
2 /5

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

There was always something going on to get involved in, mainly with the other placements or grads.
4 /5