Holiday Rep Recruitment Questions
For the summer season, tour operators generally tend to have their main recruitment drives between October to April. Winter recruitment takes place between April to November. Nowadays, the tour operators are accepting application forms even if they have don’t have any current vacancies. They will hold potential candidates on file and then call them up when their recruitment starts again.
The current minimum age to become a holiday rep is 18. However, some tour operators recruit at 19, 20 or even 21.
Apart from Club rep positions which the maximum age is normally 35, there is no current maximum age to become a holiday rep. In fact the tour operators actually encourage more mature candidates to apply as they have more life experience to offer the role.
Although speaking another language, especially a European one is desirable. It is not an essential requirement to becoming a holiday rep.
Tour operators do understand that not everybody excels at school but may still have the ability to become a rep. If you do not have any qualifications gained at school but have gained a higher education or extensive customer service experience then the tour operators will still consider your application.
Club rep positions generally do not require any formal qualifications to apply.
Normally you can only re-apply to a tour operator after 6 months of your first application. Many reps that were not successful the first time they apply, go onto be invited to an interview second time round. During the 6 month period it is advised to really focus on building up your customer service experience and knowledge on being a rep.