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  • Year established:
    1980
  • Website:
    https://www.haystravel.co.uk/
  • Contact
    • Hays Travel, Gilbridge House, High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, SR1 3HA
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About Hays Travel

Hays Travel is the UK's largest independent travel agent, providing customers from across the UK with all types of holidays, flights and other travel services, including transfers and foreign currency.

Since the company was founded over 40 years ago, Hays Travel has grown in size but what has remained the same is their ability to have the feel of a family run business, whilst experiencing rapid growth.

Hays Travel are an energetic company with the moral of 'work hard and play hard.' They like to see themselves as a company that has lots of fun along the way. They recognise that the people within the organisation really drive it forward and are at the heart of the company, which is why they provide so many opportunities for them to develop to reach their full potential.

The organisation are quick to reward employees for their hard work and jobs well done. Employees attend a high flyer if their sales are above target expectations. The employee receives an increased and uncapped bonus payment and an invite to the high flyer event. They receive a gold envelope that contains a personal invite to the event. This event also invites employees who have reached 20 years service who receive a custom designed paperweight and a jewellers voucher as a thank you for their loyalty. The MD presents this award and talks about the employees personal achievements.


What is it like to work for Hays Travel

My Manager
My Manager
A manager has the support of their line manager who will ensure that they have regular updates to measure performance and identify any support required.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Each year Hays Travel take on over 100 apprentices who are employed from day one and their training is specifically tailored to their needs. Once qualified, there are opportunities to develop further such as being a mentor or gaining promotion. 
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Air conditioning is controlled centrally to ensure efficiency. They also use environmentally friendly cleaning products and monitor printing activities to challenge people to reduce the amount of paper they use. 

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

Company Statistics

  • Male : Female:

    13% / 87%

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Staff:

    1769

  • UK sites:

    184

  • Earning £35,000+:

    3%

  • Average Age:

    34

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