Meet Kellie Carty. At just 30, Kellie is the corporate communications manager for all of Flight Centre Travel Group’s leisure brands across Australia.
Uluru, Singapore, New York City, Bali and beyond, Kellie has travelled a lot since she started with Flight Centre Travel Group back in 2012.
With Flight Centre Travel Group, she also has the flexibility to balance a career with raising a young family.
Kellie took time out of her busy schedule to share with us what it’s like to work at Flight Centre Travel Group.
I look after internal communications to 10,000+ Aussie Flight Centre Travel Group employees and the media relations for the group's six leisure brands - Flight Centre, Escape Travel, Student Flights, Cruiseabout, My Adventure Travel and Travel Associates.
If you only view your role as a 'job' and not part of your 'career'...you're doing it wrong!
I have always felt it important to ensure I'm getting the most out of my role to advance my career so I will speak up when I want to take on some added responsibility or have an idea to develop or grow the role.
I work a four-day week and have Fridays off with my toddler. I leave at 4pm so I can walk home and pick the car up to collect her from daycare. Having this work/life balance has helped me transition back into work life and helped ease my toddler into daycare. I am incredibly thankful to the company for supporting me during this transition because I love being able to do both - work and spend quality time with my little one.
You need to know what is achievable - what’s going to work best for your family and your role within the business. Flexibility is key to 'having it all'.
Travel, travel and travel. We're all exposed to the best travel inspirations which makes planning your next holiday equal parts convenient and daunting! From new hotel openings to emerging destinations, evidently the bucket list only grows in length!
I couldn't give you just one - Uluru was an incredible experience and will definitely stick with me forever. In New York City we took a helicopter ride over the city at dusk which was such an amazing way to see the concrete jungle and I love Italy for all its ancient marvels. Our go-to for an easy and relaxing holiday is always Bali...I can't get enough of the vibe and all the shopping!
Access to the experts! I always pick the brains of my colleagues when I go travelling to make sure I'm getting the most out of my holiday. From the best deals to the most convenient flight route, it is a real luxury having the experts on tap.
Having a child (and another on the way) I really appreciate the advice of our travel experts who regularly travel with their kids as it's a whole new ball game when you have to start thinking about family-friendly holidays!
If you're ready for a career with exciting opportunities in a global company keep your eye on our careers website for opportunities to join our team. Find out more about Flightie Life, check out #fctglife.
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Our culture is dedicated to looking after people at every stage of their experience with us. It is at the core of our company and is infused into every aspect of it.