Internship Tourism London!
STUDENT INTERNSHIP – LONDON !
Sovereign Tourism was founded in 1973 & currently has a multi-national staff of 12. We are a small friendly inbound group tour operator however our clients travel to the whole of Europe. Our clients are from all over the world, however our main markets are the USA, New Zealand, Germany & Austria. We handle special interest tours such as touring choirs & orchestras, university educational tours, music, art, history & garden special interests to name but a very few. The wide variety of tours makes the role of our staff an interesting one often involving extensive research.
We are looking for a student to join us as soon as possible in the autumn or winter of 2017 for a minimum stay of 5 months. There is a lot to learn so the longer a student can stay the more beneficial it becomes to both the student & to us. A high level of English both written & spoken is essential & the main office language is English.
The role will be very varied and will give the opportunity to learn about many aspects of an incoming tour operator. The student would be working in group operations & business development mostly in the incoming German department and will be given a lot of responsibility & the need to work independently from the beginning. The work is likely to include such duties as making hotel reservations, researching special visits & themes, booking guides, coaches, theatre tickets, meals, trains etc, translating itineraries, negotiating rates, preparing rooming lists, errands & data input. Within a small company like Sovereign Tourism we inevitably have to be multi-task workers! There will be continual contact with our staff & a lot of telephone work so students will be speaking English most of the day. We as a company will always do our best to make sure that students get the most out of their internships and that they get the utmost opportunity to understand and learn in a working environment. There will also be plenty of opportunities "out of office hours" to experience the fun, social side of the London travel trade as the company is often invited to various events, parties & openings of new attractions.
We cannot offer a salary, however we cover the cost of a travelcard which would allow travel on trains, buses or tubes in London. Students will need to apply for a student travel card in advance however we will refund the cost. Our office is based in south west London. We are not able to arrange accommodation for students but can help with advice & recommendations.
We have been working with students for many years & are able to provide contacts from ex students or current staff who were our students in the past, as a reference if necessary.
To apply, please contact Valda Kampf with a copy of your CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.