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.
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.
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.
There’s a lot more to a great Flight Centre candidate than technical skills. We spoke with two of our recruitment specialists to get a glimpse into the company’s culture and what they look for in candidates.
The best kind of workplace isn’t just one that fits you as you currently are – it’s one that will continue to fit you as you grow, and support you as you do it.
So you’ve sent in your resume and applied for your dream job. Now what?
Professional development is paramount when you are looking to grow a career. Working for a company that is aware of this need is essential – it provides a space to continuously develop and learn within a supportive team environment.
Head of Employer Brand Dario Paolini has a wealth of experience helping support, maintain and grow Flight Centre Travel Group’s Australian staff base of around 10,000 people. Here, Dario shares his thoughts on why inclusivity is critical to a positive workplace environment.
There are many things recruiters have to be: responsive, passionate, and timely on their delivery on promises. But what separates the very best recruiters from the rest? Georgia Slattery, award-winning Specialist Recruiter at Flight Centre, believes looking beneath the surface is key. She shares three situations where looking below the surface is essential for getting the right candidate.
Creating balance in the workforce when it comes to factors like cultural background, belief, social status and gender, is not an easy feat. But having a team that is a mix of all these qualities creates the potential for new ideas and solutions to be created. When each person approaches a problem differently, it leads to healthy discussions and the growth of ideas, rather than a uniform approach that offers the same results every time. Dario Paolini, Head of Employer Brand at Flight Centre Travel Group, talks about the importance of diversity for the innovation of your brand.
Carole Cooper has spent over 20 years helping customers and employees through each stage of their Flight Centre experience. As the co-founder of Womenwise, Carole is passionate about inspiring and creating opportunities for women within the Flight Centre Travel Group. We spoke to Carole about her involvement with Womenwise, as well as key challenges and opportunities for women in the workplace.
Companies have caught on to the trend of having a diverse workforce to add inclusiveness to their brand description and work culture. However, diverse hiring initiatives need to focus on who a person is and not what they identify as, with skills and talents being the number one priority. Flight Centre Talent Acquisition Specialist, Shayna King reveals why diversity is such an important factor in the workplace.