This is the place to come for all the wanderlusty, career inspo, inspiring content that’ll make you hit that “apply” button faster than we can post our next story.
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.
Whoever you are, wherever you’re from: welcome.
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.
Just in case you missed it, we recently unveiled our newest retention program, the Global Recovery Rights (GRR) program. A total of about 7,500 people (excluding board members and senior executives) are expected to receive 1.9 million shares under the program, which is valued at $30 million at today's FLT share price. One of our core values at FCTG is Ownership, and this offer gives all of our people the opportunity to take this value to the next level by truly being an owner of shares at FCTG. For more information, you can read the market release to the ASX below. Global Recovery Rights - ASX Market Release
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.
In February, Flight Centre was thrilled to welcome its very first novice recruit in almost a year. Tara Nguyen became the brand’s first post-COVID recruit and her first day as a Flight Centre consultant was 16 February 2021.
Meet Team Leader Rhys D’Silva! After trying out a variety of jobs from hospitality to fitness, Rhys joined Flight Centre. Now, just a year and a half later, he’s been promoted from Consultant to Team Leader. In our chat with Rhys, we ask him to share a bit about the culture and day-to-day life at Flight Centre.
“Do what you love, and you'll never work another day in your life” - for me, there’s never been truer a statement, and I think most people would agree that combining your passion with your work is a good idea. It makes you want to stay longer with a company and develop connections with your colleagues along the way. Working with others who have a similar career mindset and long-term vision doesn’t just make the day-to-day more enjoyable, it’s also a constant source of inspiration.
Being a good manager means knowing how to run a profitable business and getting your head around the finances. But you also have to be available, approachable and supportive of your staff. Daniel Carney, Team Leader at Flight Centre Potts Point, shares his journey with the company, and the best and most challenging parts of being a manager.
It’s not what you know, it’s… well, you know the rest. We’ve all heard it a million times. It’s who you know that opens doors. And it’s who you know that advances your career.
Strong leadership is one of our key objectives at Flight Centre Travel Group. As an organisation, we recognise the importance of offering genuine opportunities for people to grow and evolve – and that starts at the top.
As a leader, I always try to take note of everyone’s superpowers. We all come from different career backgrounds and it’s important that everyone can use their skills to contribute. It’s quite a balancing act working together towards a common goal with so many different personality types. What makes it easier is that we all share a common vision towards growth.
I decided to work in travel after my first ever international trip. I won an award for being a top performer at my former job in retail sales and the company rewarded me with a free trip to Europe. The trip had me hooked and changed my life forever! From then on, I knew a career in travel was right for me.