TUI Group has announced plans to recruit 1,500 people across Europe, including 1,000 resort roles in holiday destinations.
The holiday giant said it hopes to fill the vacancies ‘in the next few months’, with 500 roles in technology and e-commerce and ‘an additional 1,000+ being sought for roles in 100 holiday destinations, including Antalya, Crete, Mallorca and Rhodes’.
TUI is launching a recruitment campaign in several key markets, including th UK.
Sybille Reiß, Member of the Executive Board of TUI Group responsible for HR, said: “TUI has continued to invest in the digitalisation of its own processes and products during the pandemic.
“We expect summer 2022 bookings to return close to normalised summer 2019 levels and are now expanding our teams in the areas of digitalisation and destinations to continue writing our success story after two years of the pandemic.
“After all, it is our colleagues who make us one of the leading tourism companies in the world.”
TUI said software engineers, data engineers, technical analysts and digital analysts are being recruited in particular and the majority of the jobs on offer can be taken up anywhere in Europe, regardless of where the future team is based.
TUI said: “Flexible and hybrid working are now common practice at TUI. Teams work together virtually across borders. In addition, the same applies throughout the company: employees decide for themselves where they work.
“Mandatory attendance at offices is a thing of the past, if the job profile allows it.”
TUI also says employees can work from anywhere in the world for up to 30 working days a year, under its TUI Workwide programme, which enables employees to ‘extend their holiday locally with a workation’.
Meanwhile, TUI’s resort recruitment drive is its ‘largest ever recruitment drive for roles in holiday destinations’.
Over 1,000 new colleagues are being sought, as tour guides, childcare experts, fitness trainers or in the entertainment area of the company’s own hotels and clubs.
Some of these positions are filled directly in destinations, but employees are also recruited in the home countries of TUI holidaymakers.
A separate recruiting campaign has been launched in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK, challenging people to ‘dive into a new career’.