To become a Travel Counsellor, you'll need to fund a flexible investment of up to £10,000+VAT, joining one of their seven different training courses. Worried about having no travel experience? Their Travel Academy is a 6-month training and onboarding programme designed specifically for people who want to run their own travel business, but have no previous experience selling travel.
As well as the best training - you will also be provided with your own laptop, business phone line and access to their bespoke, state-of-the-art booking platform, Phenix.
Matt said:“Our Travel Academy would be a great opportunity for those in the Armed Forces Community with little or no professional travel experience. You will be trained by our expert training team, with an average of 25 years’ travel industry experience, our accredited trainers and coaches deliver best-in-class training, setting you firmly on the path to a successful new career as a as a self-employed travel professional”
Travel Counsellors are empowered to run their own business with complete flexibility (including the new flexible start-up fee), so you can achieve a work-life balance that works for you.
You’ll earn money from commission on all the travel services you sell. The average earnings of a Leisure Travel Counsellor who has been in the business for two years is £35,000, but top earners make over £100,000 per year - the more you put into your business, the more you’ll get out of it.
You will also get discounts on booking your own travel - as well as the chance to be part of a supportive community.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD TRAVEL COUNSELLOR?
"Someone who is driven, entrepreneurial, customer-focused, self-motivated and of course passionate about travel!" added Matt, “ all qualities we believe would make ex-military personnel and military spouses successful Travel Counsellors,” added Helena. Ex-police officers, teachers and bankers, have all made the leap into a new career to become Travel Counsellors.
Dan Shannon, Head of Business Development, at SaluteMyJob, said: “We are incredibly excited about showcasing this fantastic opportunity to the military community. As a veteran myself, I know first-hand how appealing setting up your own business can be. It is encouraging to see such a successful company understand the value of empowering the Armed Forces Community to become entrepreneurs for not just their own company - but to the individuals themselves.”