What happens next?
Once we have reviewed your application you will hear from us via email. We will be using a video interviewing platform as a part of our recruitment process. If we think that you may be suitable for a position, we will invite you to partake in a virtual video interview. This technology will allow us to connect with you quickly and conduct our initial assessment. Video interviewing also gives us the opportunity to learn more about your personality and your work experience.
The next stage will be an invitation to participate in one of our group interviews. For this interview you will be asked to prepare a short talk on a subject - we will choose a topic for you to prepare ahead of time with specific guidelines. On the same day as your group interview with your introduction and topic talk, we will invite you to an individual interview; this individual interview will typically take 10-30mins.
Following a successful individual interview you will be offered a position on one of our 2023 European Training Trips. To secure your place on a training trip you will be required to pay a bond of €300.00. This amount is fully refundable upon the successful completion of your first Contiki trip. Refunds will not be given to those who change their mind about attending, who do not successfully complete the training trip or do not subsequently work as a Trip Manager post training.
On receipt of your bond we will send you your pre-training trip assignment to be completed and submitted by a specified date. This assignment will help you begin learning about Europe's history, geography, politics and current events as well as the Contiki product. All of these aspects of knowledge are vital for becoming a successful Trip Manager.
Training begins in March 2023 and involves 7 weeks travelling in Europe. You will visit most of our major destinations throughout Europe and along the way learn the skills of Trip Managing – the Contiki way. Our training trips are renowned for being intense and very challenging so the more advance preparation you undertake the better off you will be. An offer of contract work will not be made until you have successfully completed the full training trip.
When you work for Contiki you are joining a global brand; your opportunities to further your expertise stretch from Russia and Scandinavia to Australia, Asia, Africa, America, Canada and New Zealand – if you have the right to work there and the interest in tackling a new region, we want you! Given the reputation of our training program, you will always go far in the fields of travel, tourism and beyond.