Early Trading at TUI UK

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Luton
Review Date
Roles
Travel and Tourism

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4/5

The Role
4.3
The Company
3.9
The Culture
3.8

Role Description

Yield Management

The Role

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

TUI is a company with a work hard play hard attitude, who look after their employees very well. We had core roles as well as opportunities to get involved with a number of projects throughout the business.
4 /5

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

Relaxed office environment while maintaining professionalism.
5 /5

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

3 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Very busy throughout the year. If at points it seems quiet there is a lot of further work that can be completed in different departments.
4 /5

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

The responsibility is the the key part of this placement. If we weren't doing the work it would be a full time graduate employee. We had full ownership of our areas, which included liaising with internal and external departments.
5 /5

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

Invaluable experience in a professional environment. Allowed me to explore my professional capacity as well as looking into all areas of the company. Time management and communication are two areas that can be accelerated on this placement, as you get exposed to both very quickly.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Fun place to work.
5 /5

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

Very much a core role, then up to you to look into other areas of the company. Good placement for people who know what they want to do but explore other options if you want to experience a number of areas of a business.
4 /5

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

It was more of a learning and developing on the job situation but there are e-learning modules and lunch and learns you can attend.
3 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
4 /5

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

We were told there are opportunities to go back to the company in a number of different roles if we performed well enough in the year.
4 /5

The Culture

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

Social scene is strong, if you ask there will be people wanting to go most times.
4 /5

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

Luton is very cheap and is only 20 min train journey from London. As a place, it's not ideal but being so close to London and being cheap to live makes up for it.
4 /5

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

St Albans and London are good nights out, Liquid is pretty specialist.
4 /5

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

There are groups doing sports but not as much as other companies.
3 /5