Placement Trainee Travel Assistant

Available in:

Apply by: 25 March 2019

You’ll work as part of a team of travel professionals to book travel arrangements for Kainos staff at all locations, including booking flights, hotel and apartment reservations and car hire.  You will consult with Kainos staff to ensure that all aspects of staff travel are seamlessly arranged, assist in identifying advance travel requirements to promote effective cost management, and prepare quotations for travellers. You’ll be able to work quickly and proactively as issues might arise to reschedule flights, remedy travel problems and resolve scheduling conflicts.  You will also assist with any administration duties around the set up of long term apartments.

Minimum (essential) requirements:  

  • You are currently studying a Travel/Tourism related degree
  • You apply all relevant standards and procedures to your own work.  
  • You’re capable of working with limited supervision. 
  • You comply with all confidentiality and non-disclosure policies and/or agreements and ensure security of information at all times. 
  • We are a customer focused business, so people with strong communication skills, who are professional, credible and open is a must  
  • We all work in teams here in Kainos – strong team skills are crucial 
  • We pride ourselves in doing our best and delivering to a high standard, so attention to detail and having a high quality focus is definitely required.  
  • You’ll have a flexible, "can do" attitude, with the ability to manage your own time and enthusiastic to learn, with willingness to work flexible hours at peak times
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and make sensible decisions under pressure, taking a balanced view of client and traveller demands and Kainos commercials.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Self-starter, able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Amicable and approachable with a mature, non-confrontational style
  • Ability to work in target driven environment

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. 

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture. 

 About us 

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients.  

This role will begin in summer 2019

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.