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2020 Technology Development Programme

Want to get your career off to a flying start?  Are you curious with Technology?  Are you already working in Technology, recently graduated, looking for a career change or wanting to return to work after some time out?  Do you think you have the potential to become a Technology Leader of the future?  If the answer is yes, the sky’s the limit with TUI.  We’re the world's number one tourism business, operating in around 180 destinations worldwide, which means limitless global opportunities for you and your future.

You’ll spend two invaluable years working right at the heart of our business – with real responsibilities, and the chance to work on real projects.  You’ll gain a unique insight into our exciting and dynamic industry, with exposure to many other functional areas and senior colleagues, as well as the opportunity to enhance your professional skills through an extensive and tailored programme of learning and development.  You’ll have lots of fun during your time with us, and we’ll ensure you get the support you need every step of the way.

And, when you join our Technology Development Programme, you’ll be joining TUI as a permanent colleague.

What you’ll be doing

Our Level 7 Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist apprenticeship is a two-year programme of study, alongside working in our Northern Region Technology team (comprising UK & Ireland, Nordics, Canada and Russia) in a full-time role.  You’ll have the opportunity to gain an MSc in Digital and Technology Solutions, whilst building a rewarding career in our innovative and dynamic Technology team.

Apprenticeships are a great way to get on the job training, helping you to learn new skills, reach your goals and earn qualifications whilst getting paid.  They’re also fully funded.  What’s not to love?

We have a learning culture at TUI, enabling you to continually develop technological, business and management skills.  We also provide exposure to business areas in our industry leading organisation outside Technology to give you a breadth of knowledge to help you fast track your career.

We’re currently working in partnership with two leading universities to deliver the programme; Manchester Metropolitan and Sheffield Hallam.  To be eligible for this programme, you need to have a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subject.  You need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the apprenticeship starts, have the right to work in England and have an eligible residency status.

To find out more about the Level 7 Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist apprenticeship, please take a look at the programme overview on the Institute for Apprenticeships website by clicking here.

There are 11 technical specialisms available to study through the apprenticeship – at TUI, we’re offering either Software Engineering or IT Strategy.  If you’re interested in a career in Technology and passionate about either of these pathways, we’ll work with you to agree which programme would be the right fit for you.

For more information about the Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist apprenticeship programme, you can contact our Early Talent & Apprenticeship team on: Earlytalentandapprenticeships@tui.co.uk.

What we’re looking for

You’ll have a BSc Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). With a flair for numbers and an entrepreneurial mind-set, you’ll also have the ability to effectively balance work and study commitments.

We're looking for agile-minded, innovative thinkers, who are keen to learn and take on new challenges.  Those who have a flair for collaborating with others, a natural drive for results, and are able to think strategically about the business.  Adaptable individuals with a talent for thinking analytically, and a focus on providing unrivalled service to our customers.

You’ll be emotionally resilient, with the ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment. You’ll have natural communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong sense of commercial awareness, leadership potential, and the ability to make brave decisions.

You’ll also have a passion for technology, as well an interest/experience in the travel industry.

Working within TUI group

Be Yourself… Be Unique!  TUI’s more than a brand, it’s who we are.  Trusted – Unique – Inspiring.

We’re the leading tourism business with diverse customers and over 67,000 employees.  Together, we embrace different continents and cultures.  We believe travel broadens the mind.  Just like our customers, we’re on a journey, of development towards a more digital, connected and integrated future.  But we haven’t arrived there yet.  We believe that differences drive innovation and we’re encouraging an environment where diverse talent thrives.  Inclusion is fundamental to everything that we achieve and it’s our unique colleagues that will shape the future of travel.

The TUI Group includes our unique hotel portfolio, our cruise ships, our own aircraft, tour operators, travel agencies.  TUI is the UK’s largest tour operator with key brands including TUI, First Choice, Marella Cruises and Crystal Ski Holidays.  Our airline is the country's third-largest with 62 aircraft operating to over 88 destinations in 30 countries.  We have a team of more than 10,000 employees serving over 5.5 million customers each year.

Join us now and you can look forward to a competitive salary, pension scheme and further benefits such as generous holiday discounts, excellent rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers.

How to apply

As we recruit on a rolling basis, we encourage candidates to submit their application as soon as possible to be in with the best chance.

Our recruitment process comprises an online application form where we'll ask some initial questions about you and your motivations, some verbal, numerical and logical reasoning tests, a digital interview so that we can find out more about you, and an assessment day where we get to meet and learn more about each other.