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Or, you could be a distant admirer who one day hopes to have a career in travel, or already be in a role in one of FCTG’s brands.
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Some 70% of the workforce at Flight Centre Travel group is female. That’s some serious girl power. The career path, support network and goals of every person is unique, so to celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve asked a bunch of women from around the company to share a bit about their career journey so far, why they work where they do, and what advice they’ve found most powerful, be it for work, or life.
At Flight Centre Travel Group, our number one philosophy is our people. We care about our people and their personal and professional development. This philosophy forms the foundation of our graduate programme: Fast Track.
After over 800 days spent with the “closed” sign on the door, the last of our red and white Flight Centre retail stores across the country will finally reopen their doors for their customers.
Life at FCTG is centred around our culture of celebration. Reward & Recognition is an integral part of our recipe for success, so we recognise achievements throughout the year, but the pinnacle of recognition for a job well done is our infamous Global Gathering event.
While international travel and events are enjoying a resurgence across the world, FCM Meetings and Events is on the front foot to meet the needs of an ever-changing environment. Group Travel Manager, Sarsha, and Project Coordinator, Shannon, take us behind the scenes on what skills they have had to lean on most in the past couple of years, and what they are most excited about now that the industry is back and booming.
Sarah started her Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) journey in early 2014 after returning from an overseas holiday and feeling deflated in her current job with nowhere to progress. A tip from her friend telling her that Flight Centre had the career progression opportunities she was looking for, combined with her love of travel, Sarah knew she needed to apply.
W today unveiled a new grants program for eligible Australian charities, with $90,000 to be distributed among three charities before Christmas. This is the Australian travel retailer’s first charitable commitment post-pandemic and follows recovery efforts gaining momentum and projections of a return to profitability during FY22. The Flight Centre Foundation is funded through Workplace Giving and roughly 36% of the employees make a regular, monthly contribution. Under the new Giving Grants program, funds will be distributed as three grants each totalling $30,000. FLT’s Australian MD, James Kavanagh, said the three grants would ultimately be decided by the company’s people. “We’ll put a shortlist of applicants to a vote for our 3,900 people across our Australian businesses. “This is only made possible through the commitment of our people to generously support Australian charities through workplace giving so we want them to have the final say in how their contributions will make the biggest impact,” he said. Kavanagh said charities will need to showcase how their goals are aligned to the core values of the Flight Centre Foundation. “We’re looking to fund projects that support our three principles areas of concern: Care, Crisis and Climate,” he said. “The Flight Centre Foundation has been a much-loved initiative of our people for many years so we are proud to see its evolution continue into 2022 and beyond.” For more information on the Flight Centre Foundation’s Giving Grants Program, visit fcfoundation.org.au For more information about the program please visit the FC Foundation website.
At Flight Centre Travel Group, we have built our business upon the foundations of Family, Village, Tribe. This structure is based on the theory that human beings have and will always have an innate need for connection and that people are more motivated when organised into teams that replicate hunter-gatherer groups.