2023 Commercial Placement Programme - Surbiton - 12 Months

  • Surbiton, United Kingdom

  • 112964

  • Hybrid

  • Fixed term

  • Full Time

  • 37.5

* This is a 12-month placement which is based in Surbiton; to be eligible to apply you must be in your penultimate year of university.


* Starting salary for the role is £18,500 with fantastic progression and incremental roll off salary.


* Currently TUI is unable to provide visa sponsorship, you must have permanent right to live and work in the UK without sponsorship to be eligible to apply. This includes applicants in possession of a Tier 4 Student visa.

Want to get your career off to a flying start? The sky’s the limit with TUI. We’re the world’s number one tourism business, operating in around 180 destinations worldwide, which means limitless global opportunities for you and your future.


As part of our placement programme, you’ll spend one invaluable year working right at the heart of our business – with real responsibilities, and the chance to work on real projects. You’ll gain a unique insight into our exciting and dynamic industry, with exposure to many other functional areas and senior colleagues. You’ll have lots of fun during your time with us, and we’ll ensure you get the support you need every step of the way. 


Our Commercial team help design, develop and deliver dream holidays for our customers, delivering growth and profitability through cleverly managing price, focusing on cost and controlling the availability of our products. From liaising with hotel buyers, to forecasting travel trends, developing holiday brochures, and pricing holidays – it’s all in a day’s work in this area of our business.


We recruit on a rolling basis and therefore recommend that you apply as soon as possible to be in with the best chance.  


  • You’ll spend 12 months in the Crystal Ski Holidays team in Surbiton, gaining a full insight into our Commercial function and wider Crystal Ski Holidays business, supporting a portfolio of destinations, and making important commercial decisions which will drive forward the strategy and profitability of TUI 
  • Responsible for supporting the planning and product activity for your allocated destinations, which includes ensuring we have the right mix of hotels, destinations, and concepts on offer to match customer demand  
  • Play an integral part in analysing the cost base of your allocated resorts and setting the pricing/margin strategy accordingly to ensure your destinations meet both financial and strategic objectives 
  • Responsibility of your allocated resorts’ performance. You will do this by reviewing and analysing sales trends, while manipulating our yield management system to make effective recommendations to deliver your trading strategy in line with market conditions – think stock market, but for holidays! 
  • Work with a wide range of teams across the business to deliver our web content and printed brochures, ensuring our products are promoted correctly across all of our distribution channels  
  • Monitor and report on competitor activity and performance as well as analysing and predicting market trends 
  • Regularly interact with other business areas and support our sales channels on customer queries and support the wider commercial team on ah-hoc projects 
  • There are two roles available for 2023, depending on which one you take up you could have more of a focus on the product strategy side of our business or product development.



  • Natural drive to achieve both individual and business results with a commercial focus 
  • Analytical approach to solving problems and creating solutions 
  • Strategic thinker 
  • Brings innovative ideas and insights 
  • Engages and collaborates with others 
  • Adapts and shows resilience if faced with adversity 
  • Hunger for learning, with a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or equivalent) in English and Maths, and a commitment to completing a placement year (starting in 2023) as part of your third year at university 
  • A passion for business development, as well an interest in the travel industry 




  • Fantastic holiday benefits including discounts, special offers and the ability to purchase additional ‘TUI time off’ 
  • Competitive salary with commission scheme that rewards you for exceeding targets & discretionary bonus
  • Private medical Insurance, single cover with option to add dependants
  • Health and Wellbeing support in five key areas – Financial, Health, Social, Community and Career
  • Excellent rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers
  • Discovery day – time to spend working at a local charity or community
  • Investment in your development, starting with an interactive web based workbook alongside your store induction
  • Pension scheme and life assurance.

We want to be the best-loved holiday company not only for our customers, but for our colleagues too. That’s why we offer a variety of benefits that go above and beyond a competitive salary, so we can help you to live your best life happily at TUI. Click here to find out more.​


We love to see your uniqueness shine through and inspire the future of travel.​  If you would like to read more about what Diversity & Inclusion means to us simply visit Our DNA

If you require any further information regarding this opportunity, please email earlytalentrecruitment@tui.co.uk