Hays Travel

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Our company in a nutshell

We operate from Sunderland in the glorious North East of England, providing travel expertise to thousands of people each year. Join us and see your career take off with a company that cares about its people.


Who are we?


Hays Travel Ltd is a travel agent based in Sunderland. The company has 43 branches and a call centre. It was founded in 1980 by travel entrepreneur John Hays, and we now employ over 1400 people and around 200 homeworkers, with a turnover of more than £850 million.  


Careers with us


We are the biggest, private employer in Sunderland city centre with a workforce of more than 400 people. Spread across five locations, our head office is the hub of our operations.


Our office-based professionals have a diverse mix of skills, talents and interests that keep every aspect of our company running smoothly behind the scenes. Our wide range of departments include: HR, IT, finance, creative, training, marketing, commercial, agent support, tour operations, and many more.


We welcome people with a range of experience and educational backgrounds. So, whether you're skilled in computers, understand the art of communication or have a talent for numbers - alongside a passion to deliver exceptional service - there's a perfect position for you.


Discover more about our careers HERE.


Award-winning training & development


We are committed to career development and pride ourselves on our coaching culture to help you reach your full potential. Our bespoke induction course is tailored to your role, so that you can settle into your new position from the very start.


Many of us joined the company from school and now hold management, team leader or other senior positions. We know the benefits of rewarding and promoting our staff - which is why our training programmes are designed to give you the skills and knowledge to climb the career ladder.


One of the best


We're also a company that cares. Our staff get involved in local community partnership projects on a regular basis and we've been awarded the prestigious Investors in People Gold status. One of our proudest achievements is our inclusion in the Sunday Times' 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK list.


 

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