Behind the scenes at Imagine Travel HQ

Me at my desk with Emily

From behind the scenes at Imagine Travel HQ, this blog post will give you a flavour of what we get up to here for clients, friends, future employees and anyone else who is interested to read. I’ll outline how I became a Sales Consultant, give you an insight into a typical day at Imagine and finally a PG snippet of the extra-curricular activities that the team get up to out of office hours.

Internship to Sales Consultant

Me at vic falls, where I fell in love with Africa!

Me at vic falls, where I fell in love with Africa!

I started up at Imagine Travel as an Africa obsessed intern. Fresh out of university up in Newcastle and hell bent on getting into the travel industry, an internship was a great way to see the ins and outs of a tailor-made tour operator. Under the trustful eye of the marketing manager, I was thrown straight into life at Imagine with blog posts to write, enquiries to load into the system, travel documents to help prepare and anything else people wanted to share with me.

After just over a month, and after proving my worth, I was chuffed at the chance to work as an intern specifically for the Africa team. This was great for getting to learn about individual products and find out how the consultants and travel co-ordinators work together to ensure customer satisfaction is through the roof.

A few weeks down the line and I was over-the-moon to be offered a job with the Imagine Africa team as a Junior Sales Consultant. With a huge amount still to learn and a great team around to help me, it has been a great first couple of months here and I am really excited about what lies ahead.

Perks of working at Imagine Travel

Matt and Ric in Uganda on their fam trip

Team mates Matt and Ric in Uganda on their fam trip

What I love about it here is the sense of future opportunities! For me, getting an enquiry and speaking to a client is exciting. However, over the last couple of months I have been organising weddings in Kenya, sipping beers at rooftop bars with ground handlers and packing my bags for a week long educational trip to South Africa at the end of November!

With an ever expanding group of around 40 people working at Imagine, there is a great mix of people here. Crucially, everyone really enjoys what they do. With an increasingly strong football team, a running club, regular trips to the local pub and a great vibe in and out of the office it really is a great place to work. Plus there are ski trips and weekends away which mean there is always something to look forward to!

Skiing last year - I'll be here next year!

One of the many work ski trips

Recruitment

Imagine Travel is always on the lookout for potential sales consultants for all our brands. For those without experience, interning is a great way to get your foot in the door. If you’re interested in following in my footsteps with an Imagine internship, email careers@imaginetravel.com with your CV.

Please, feel free to share this blog with your friends and family who are or could be interested in working in the travel industry.

After work drinks

After work drinks

Polaroids from our summer treasure hunt

Polaroids from our summer treasure hunt

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