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NST Travel Group

Our company in a nutshell

About us:

At NST, we create expertly planned school trips which are tailor-made to support groups in getting the very most out of their Learning Outside the Classroom Experience. Safety, value and ease are at the heart of every NST educational school visit and study tour. Here are just a couple of things you should know about NST.

We take over 100,000 children away to more than 50 Secondary-friendly and Primary-friendly school visit destinations across the world each year

Our study tours for high schools and colleges cover over 15 Secondary school subjects, and our school trips for Primary groups cater for around 10 areas of the Primary curriculum.

Our Experience / Expertise:

Established in 1967, we have spent over 40 years helping to create market leading school trips which educate, inspire and enable children to develop a sense of independence.

We were one of the first UK school travel companies to have been awarded the Government's Learning Outside the Classroom Council's Quality Badge - a guarantee that we offer high quality teaching and learning experiences. We were also one of the founding members of the STF (School Travel Forum), a body set up to promote good practice and safety in school travel.

Our Vision and Values:

The NST Brand stands for Expertise, Reliability, and Appreciation. We provide a reliable, expert service to our customers. We appreciate their needs when helping them to conduct an educational visit with their pupils, and take a proactive approach in delivering solutions.

Career Opportunities:

At our Head Office in Blackpool, we have a range of opportunities suitable for Graduates and School Leavers. With 9 different business functions, there are plenty of options for you to develop a lasting career with the UK's Market Leader in Educational School Travel.

Here are just a few of our recent employment opportunities;

Educational Travel Advisors (Sales)

Tour Coordinator (Customer Service & Tour Planning)

Graduate Software Developer (IT)

Apprentice Researcher (CRM Team)

Our Team/Staff:

Our people are the life blood of our organisation - it's their ideas, commitment, knowledge and enthusiasm that help us deliver market leading school visit experiences to our customers time and time again.

Each NST individual brings something unique to our business - themselves! Whether it's their travel industry experience, their passion for delivering exceptional customer service, or their ability to create innovative solutions and 'think big', we aim to encourage all our team members to use and develop their talents to be the best they can be.

Our Company Values of Customer First, Respect, Learning, Teamwork, Fun and Action have been developed by our people to define who we are and how we all contribute to making NST a great place to work.


Our main NST head office is based at Whitehills Business Park on the outskirts of Blackpool in Lancashire. However, we also have 3 other sites across the UK and Ireland in Dublin, Cambridge and our sister company, European Study Tours in Hertford.


Being a market leader, there is no such thing as second best. That's why we aim to offer our people a first rate pay and benefits package that's not only locally competitive, but also recognises the contribution that they each bring to our success.

Our benefits package typically includes;

A competitive base salary

Individual and company performance related incentive schemes

Generous annual leave entitlements including bank holidays

Company contributory pension and life assurance schemes

Free parking on site

Voluntary benefits including childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes

Flexible working opportunities

Staff discounts on Holidaybreak Group and associated products

FUN! - various social and fundraising events through the year

But that's not all - With Learning as one of our Core Values, we also want to ensure our people grow and develop with us. Therefore, we provide a range of training opportunities, including training trips to our key destinations, in-house and external training courses and workshops, NVQ's, and day-to-day coaching and support. We also provide a Further Education sponsorship scheme so our people can gain the professional qualifications that will support them in their career.

So... If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding career to use your skills and experience, in a company which values the growth and development of its people, why not check out our current job vacancies...

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