Graduates with Hays Travel

At Hays Travel we are committed to supporting Graduates, post studies, to flourish in their chosen career. We want to support graduates who have completed a specific degree discipline and who want to bring that alive in the travel sector. Annually we recruit a HR, Marketing, IT, Finance, and an Operations Graduate across our departments in our Head Office in Sunderland.

We are offering a 2-year programme where you will spend time working in the different teams in your career discipline and take on your own responsibilities to develop your skills and have an impact in our Company.

Throughout your graduate programme you will have a dedicated mentor from our Learning and Development Team who will support your development, alongside our managers who will guide and advise you to enhance your skills and knowledge. We are a Company that celebrates your success, are supportive, listens and develops you, plus as one big family we like to party too.

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Featured roles

There are roles for graduates to become a member of our team through joining our graduate programme located within our Head Office in the heart of Sunderland. With roles across multiple disciplines including Marketing, Finance, People/HR and IT- check them out today.

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Head Office Graduate

Our Head Office is home to over 500 colleagues and is the hub of activity with Graduate opportunities across HR Marketing, IT, Finance and Operations. Our 2-year Graduate programme will offer you the opportunity to work in your chosen discipline and you will have an experienced L&D mentor to support you to embed your knowledge and skills to achieve your aspirations for your future success. You will also be given one-to-one support to develop your personal skills, resilience and exceptional customer service skills and our managers will be there to support you throughout too.

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Rewards and recognition

We want to recognise that our growing business wouldn't be successful without the hard work and commitment of our teams - see what we have to offer.


Competitive salary and unlimited bonus

Our apprentices who join our travel roles in Retail all have a competitive salary and unlimited bonus with lots of opportunities to significantly increase take home pay. Not only do colleagues have individual bonus, all colleagues work together for a team bonus too.

Smile rewards

Our apprentices who join our travel roles in Retail benefit from supplier incentives to sell holidays and these are loaded on a personal MasterCard know as your smile card. Many colleagues treat themselves as you can spend your incentives at your leisure and even save for a bigger treat (we know a colleague who paid their house deposit from their smile rewards).

Shopping discounts

All colleagues can access discounts for many retailers from fashion to groceries to technology so you can make the most of your take up pay when you go shopping.

Educational opportunities

Our apprentices who join our travel roles in Retail explore the world and grow their knowledge of great holiday destinations through taking time out of work to be on paid holidays with suppliers to sample what we sell.

Holiday discounts

All colleagues can book their personal holidays through Hays Travel and benefit form generous discounts for you and anyone in your travel group. We also extend discounts to your family and friends too.

Give back to your local community

Giving back to the local community is one of our main priorities. Every year, each of our branches are provided with an annual budget to use on sponsoring any fundraising activities they wish to be part of.

State of the art technology

We want our colleagues to go about their work with ease and therefore we invest in our systems so you can search holidays and process your customers bookings at ease.


Our customers always get a professional service and our uniform is part of the message we portray. All colleagues in retail roles are provided with uniform with options that suit your personal preferences.

Career progression and development

There is a wide range of learning and development opportunities for all colleagues. Our aim is that all colleagues progress in Hays Travel through investment in their development - you will not be a stranger to our learning and development teams who continuously improve our learning programmes to support you be the best you can be.