Our apprenticeships offer a great route into a varied and exciting career with TUI. We have lots of opportunities whether you join us in our finance team, or at our Hangar in engineering with TUI Airline, we’ll offer you heaps of support and encouragement – and all the opportunity you need to take your future where you like. All you need to do is show us that you’re serious about working hard, being an important member of our team – doing whatever it takes to make our customers ‘Live Happy’.

Find out more about our programmes for 2023 Aircraft Engineering , Finance and Human Resources Apprenticeship

Aircraft Engineering

As a fully qualified engineer, you’ll be involved in Heavy Maintenance of our fleet of 130 Boeing aircraft.  TUI Airline operates Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 737-800 and 737 MAX, and if successful you’ll be qualified to work on some of the highest tech aircraft currently in operation. Your expertise will ensure the safe and reliable operation of our fleet, ensuring customers discover their smiles on their next TUI holiday.

Watch our video to find out more about the team.

Our People


“I aspire to be a B1 Licensed Engineer. But for now, I shadow others in their work and absorb as much information as I can from them in their years of experience. No two days are really the same, and that’s what I love.”

Jerry Degnan, Head of Base Maintenance, TUI Airline

“I started as an apprentice at TUI in 1988 and I then worked on the Hangar floor and line stations as a mechanic. I got my A&C licenses in 1999 and was promoted to a Certifying Tradesperson. I worked permanent nightshifts as a Team Leader in 2002 before becoming Group Leader Nightshift in 2005. In 2008, I became Manager Services and then in 2011 the Outsourced Maintenance Manager. In 2016 I became Fleet Acquisition Manager and then Head of Base Maintenance in 2019.

In my role currently, the Base Maintenance team carry out heavy maintenance checks for all five of the TUI Airlines. We can also carry out minor and unscheduled checks and AOG (aircraft on ground) recovery to support the operation. We’re currently reviewing the use of drones and how they can be used in aircraft inspections in the future and we’re also reviewing the use of laptops and tablets to improve the efficiency for engineers working on aircraft rather than desktop PCs at fixed work stations.

It’s a really exciting time.”

Andrew Rowe, Hangar Manager

“I’m the Hangar Manager based in Luton, so I have responsibility amongst other things for Workshops and Powerplant support. I work with a Management Team that along with a workforce of 120 people delivers Heavy Maintenance for TUI Airline group aircraft. I also look after the Aircraft Engineering apprenticeship programme.

I started as an apprentice in 1983 with Britannia Airways (now TUI Airline). I’ve worked in Hangar and Line roles, and have been based at various locations around the UK and worked overseas in America and the Middle East. The variety is the best part of my role.

Even after 38 years, no two days are ever the same and I still get a buzz from working around aircraft. I also enjoy looking after the Aircraft Engineering apprenticeship programme and it has made me even more aware than ever that early talent is key to ensuring we can continue to deliver high quality maintenance to our ever-changing fleet of group aircraft.”


Our vision in Finance is to ‘Deliver a World Class Valued Service’. As part of our strategy to future-proof our business, we’re continuing with the ambition to build a modern finance function. Our focus is to drive best practice by staying close to the business and focusing on value creation.  We achieve this through excellent business partnering, utlising data to drive decision making, ensuring a robust control framework and driving forward the automation of processes.

Our People

Lucy Lynam, Finance Business Partner

Human Resources

Our HR team is a really dynamic place to be. You’ll be working directly helping us to reach our goal of being the best-loved holiday company to work for, with inclusivity at its core and supporting our colleagues to live happy. You’ll experience and deliver in rotational HR roles that all aim to deliver a high-quality HR service to our Colleagues and Line Managers. Within each rotation, you’ll be working as part of a HR team developing your expertise in various HR specialisms.

Our People

Gemma Saunders, Head of People Services and Reward

Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship

The Chartered Management Degree Programme is a unique opportunity to study towards a management degree whilst gaining four years’ worth of experience across four different roles within our business all without the student debt. We’ve partnered with the University of Hertfordshire to develop a unique and innovative degree apprenticeship that allows you to explore our business to help you decide your future career path and allows us to develop our future leaders. Our programme is designed to ‘bring to life’ the theoretical side of the degree through storytelling from our very own senior leaders.

Watch the video to find out more about the Chartered Management Degree Programme and meet some of our current apprentices below to see if this is right for you.

Please note that we’re not running this programme for 2023, but hope to run it again in future years.

Julie Tindale, HR Director TUI UK&I

Rebecca Wakelin, Early Talent & Apprenticeship Manager

Our People

Digital Marketing

No matter where holiday-lovers are on the web, we want them to be able to find TUI. Our Digital Marketing team executes innovative and inspiring digital campaigns to raise online engagement and sales with our TUI brands and products, including First Choice, Marella Cruises, Crystal Ski Holidays, River Cruises, and even our app. Using key digital channels such as paid search, social marketing, video, in-house display and affiliate marketing, we run campaigns with the likes of Google, YouTube, Facebook, MailOnline, and Mediacom, as well as a range of internal teams.

You’ll play a key role in our Digital Marketing team by assisting with the management of the processes behind the utilisation of budget, as well as supporting with understanding the ever-changing priorities and focuses across TUI’s product range and the wider travel market.

Please note that we’re not running this programme for 2023, but hope to run it again in future years.

Our People

Bart Quinton-Smith, Director of Digital Marketing and CRM

Markets & Airlines Legal provides legal support and service across the operational markets of TUI Group as well as our five airlines and centralised functional activity. While aiming to operate as one cohesive team, we maintain a regional and functional split so as to support the operational needs of the business. Within that wider segment, the Northern Region team provides commercial and regulatory advice and support into the UK & Ireland and Nordics countries as well as fully participating in wider cross-market activity. It’s an exciting time as Markets & Airlines Legal has started a journey of modernisation including the deployment of legal technology designed to enhance the effectiveness of the service we provide.

Please note that we’re not running this programme for 2023, but hope to run it again in future years.

Samantha Goodwin, Paralegal

“At the age of 18, I decided to uproot my entire life and move over 100 miles away to begin this exciting route to qualify as a Solicitor. I began my journey at the University of Hertfordshire three years ago and in just one years’ time I will be at my graduation – time really does fly and both TUI and the university have kept me busy to ensure this! At TUI I have progressed through four varied roles – from defending injury and sickness claims, to negotiating contracts surrounding our Aircraft Fleet. Throughout my time here, I’ve been supported by professionals who specialise in each niche area. In addition to these roles, I’ve also had the opportunity to visit our head office in Hanover, Germany where I met our colleagues and engaged in the sort of work they get up to on a day-to-day basis. My biggest highlight while working at TUI was the launch of our cruise ship – Marella Explorer 2. At TUI we’re frequently offered opportunities to ‘test’ the brand and our new products and services. On this particular occasion I was fortunate enough to secure a place on a 5-day getaway on board our new ship around the Mediterranean with my fellow colleagues. This involved testing out all of the ships features to ensure that the ship was ready to invite our first haul of customers on-board. I was able to meet so many new faces from around the business and really get a feel for all of the varied work that goes on behind the scenes.”