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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.
Recruiting now for BDM and Travel Manager roles in FCTG’s most successful brand.
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.
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.