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Audley Travel Overview

Witney, England
501 to 1000 employees
1996
Company - Private
Travel Agency
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Audley connects discerning travelers to a deeper, more rewarding experience. Our certified Country Specialists know first-hand the best guides, food, lodging and local secrets for creating tailor-made journeys with clients.

The heart of our business has ... Read more

Mission: The ethos of Audley is to provide our clients with exceptional customer service and a trip which surpasses their expectations. As a result, they return to us year after year and recommend us to others.

That’s why our people are crucial. We rely on ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Shepherds Bush Careers Open Evening- Tuesday 3rd July

    Come along to our Careers evening in our Shepherds Bush office in London from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, and find out how you can launch your career in the travel industry.

    Enjoy a drink whilst you wander through our offices on a tour and speak with current employees to learn more about Audley and what opportunities are available for you.

    Register here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQpEm

    London (Shepherds Bush) Careers evening | Careers in Travel | Audley Travel Careers

    Discover the fantastic selection of careers available with Audley Travel at our offices in London, Witney and Boston.

  • If you're considering a role in Travel and would like to know more about our vacancies or company we invite you to our open careers evening being held on Thursday 21st June in our Witney, Oxfordshire office. You can sign up or find out more via the below link.

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    Oxfordshire (Witney) Careers Evening | Careers in Travel | Audley Travel Careers

    Discover the fantastic selection of careers available with Audley Travel at our offices in London, Witney and Boston.

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Audley Travel – Why Work For Us?


Your next career journey starts hereLife at Audley


Since 1996 we have been dedicated to creating tailor-made trips for discerning travellers. There are three key aspects in achieving this – our unique product, the expertise of our staff and the Audley way of doing things. Through hard work, determination and a love of the extraordinary we have become market leaders in what we do.  We continue to grow by striving for excellence in all areas whilst remaining loyal to what really matters to us, authentic and immersive travel experiences. 


Whether you work in London, Witney or our US office in Boston you will notice that the atmosphere is filled with a passion for travel and a positive energy. Our business is built on great people and their unrivalled, first-hand travel knowledge.

At Audley there is always something going on and in 2016 alone we celebrated our 20 year ‘Audley-versary’, the launch of Europe for US clients, our newly structured and growing product team and more opportunities than ever for promotion and progression. We want our employees to love coming to work and our culture is as important to us now as it was back in 1996 when it was just Craig, John and a flight to Vietnam.


Benefits

We offer industry leading salaries and an uncapped commission scheme for our sales teams. In addition to this all employees benefit from:

  • Twenty-five days holiday per year increasing by one with each year of service, and you can even take your birthday off!
  • A Familiarisation trip of 4 weeks when you commence work as a Country Sales Specialist.
  • Additional Educational trips - we aim to send specialists away on an average of one trip every 18 months.  Other non-sales employees may also travel on educational trips to Audley destinations. These trips will be based on business need.
  • Staff Discounts - Our Staff Travel Executive is on hand to find the best discounts and deals in travel for all employees
  • A pension scheme to help you save for your future
  • In Witney you can use our on site gym and take part in various fitness classes at lunchtimes and after work, for our London employees we will pay you a gym subsidy to use at any gym of your choice
  • Subsidised sports clubs, massages and yoga classes to keep us feeling healthy
  • Free fruit, smoothies, tea and coffee to keep us going throughout the day
  • Cycle to work scheme offering the opportunity to purchase a bike tax free
  • In order to retain and reward our employees we have developed the Audley Partnership Scheme, the scheme will reward those employees that contribute to the growth and success of Audley in the coming years


If you're interested in hearing more about a day in the life of a Regional Travel Manager check out the video to hear what the job entails.

We currently have Travel Sales Manager (RSM) vacancies in both our London and Witney offices

A Regional Travel Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Country Specialists, you must have the ability to inspire, motivate, engage and develop a team. A positive and results-driven individual, you will have excellent organisational and attention to detail skills coupled with the ability to manage a high workload. You will be a clear and confident communicator who is resilient to pressure with excellent problem solving skills.

Audley Travel Reviews

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    "Great company, with a clear structure and firm values"

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    Current Employee - Country Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Country Specialist in London, England
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    I have been working at Audley Travel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Roles are clearly defined, great management.
    - Strong company culture: you put a lot in but you do get a lot out
    - Salary (and commission)
    - One month fam trip when you start on sales.
    - Training is comprehensive
    - Great parties and social scene
    - Wonderful, like minded colleagues.

    Cons

    - Targets remain the same throughout the year. I feel they should be a bit more weighted depending on countries/busy periods.
    - Music in the office, whilst not always playing, can be distracting as people have such varied music tastes!
    - Senior management do not actually spend that much time in the London office, and so when they do come down it's a little distant.
    - The hot water taps have been broken for some time now.
    - Updates are not always given on internal projects (although the projects themselves are great)

    Advice to Management

    Senior management- spend more time in London.

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Audley Travel Photos

Audley Travel photo of: Witney sunset
Audley Travel photo of: Some of our team accepting an award for Best Large Business at the West Oxfordshire Business Awards where we also won West Oxfordshire Business of the Year Award
Audley Travel photo of: Witney Careers Evening March 2018
Audley Travel photo of: Audley London Football Team
Audley Travel photo of: 100 Best Companies 2018
Audley Travel photo of: Some of our Staff Forum representatives celebrating
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Audley Travel Interviews

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    Country Specialist Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Audley Travel (Witney, England) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online using the form and submitting my CV. They contacted me the following day via email, but also text me to tell me to check my emails which I think is great. Arranged an initial call very quickly and they were flexible. Gave immediate feedback on the initial phone call and invited me to an interview at the office. Again, flexible with times and after a little back and forth, arranged an interview for about a week later.

    Face to face interview was well run. I knew who was hosting it before I arrived which was nice. Interview was long, and included a simple grammar test. Approx 90-120 mins all in all. However, it didn’t feel like it dragged on and the questions were straightforward - nothing to catch you out. Felt at ease and it was a pleasant experience.

    They got back to me the following day with an offer and also some feedback. Really impressed. It seems as though they are investing a lot in this process and it’s working.

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Audley Travel Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times, 2018
  • West Oxfordshire Business of the Year Award, West Oxfordshire Business Awards, 2018
  • Best Tour Operator, Travel Mole Web Awards, 2017
  • Best Tour Operator, Daily Telegraph, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times, 2016
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