USIT is Ireland's leading travel companies specialising in a range of Work, Teach & Volunteer programmes abroad with its headquarters in Aston Quay, Dublin. There are about 80 staff working for USIT at present. There are 8 retail travel units: 7 in the Republic of Ireland and 1 in Sydney, Australia.
USIT Ireland Ltd is bonded and licensed by the Irish Government as a travel agent (license no. TA237) and as a tour operator (license no. TO660). The bond lodged with the Irish Government provides for the reimbursement to clients of monies paid to a travel agent or tour operator in the event of the failure of that agent/operator.
USIT (NI) Ltd is a member of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) in the UK (ABTA no. N0626). ABTA provides a number of consumer protection services for clients of member agencies, for more details, please visit the ABTA web-site at http://www.abta.com/.
Aston Quay, Dublin is our flagship store with 30 sales staff working in the main travel shop and 20 staff working in our call centre. The USIT marketing, work exchange programmes and product development teams are also based at Aston Quay.
USIT's product range
In addition to the full range of products offered by any Irish travel agent, we have developed a unique range of products specifically for student and youth travellers, including low cost flexible fares, work, travel & volunteer programmes (including the popular J1 US Student Visa Programme), tailor-made insurance policies, budget accommodation, TEFL and much, much more. USIT is also a specialist in student and youth work exchange programmes, offering all the information, administration and support needed to work around the world.
Apart from our student and youth travellers, USIT is the market leader in tailor-made worldwide holidays for our NON Student / Youth travellers. Specialising in Indepenent travel ranging from Base Camp Mount Everest to getting up close and personalwith the gorillas while trekking through Uganda. We also have very competitive flights / transfers/ accomadation and insurance for our non Students / Youth travellers.
USIT staff work hard and play hard! Our customers comment on our friendly, enthusiastic and energetic staff, always willing to go that extra mile - with a smile! We are on the look out for the ideal USIT recruits and welcome applications all year round.
Interested in joining the USIT team? Answer yes to some of the following questions and you could be on your way!
- Have you previous experience and an interest in working in a retail/sales environment?
- Are you interested in a career in the travel business?
- Have you a keen interest in travelling plus any personal travel experience?
- Have you a good standard of education, to Leaving Cert. level at least?
- Are you open, friendly, energetic and enjoy meeting people?
- Are you eager to learn new skills?
USIT actively encourages staff to move within the organisation, as it contributes both to the personal development of our staff and the shared experience of the organisation. We have a policy of internally advertising all vacancies, from retail to management to administration, so you can develop your interests and your career
USIT is committed to providing structured training programmes for all staff. It is our priority to provide staff with the skills they need to carry out their job and to develop within the organisation in Ireland and overseas.
We have one in-house trainer and a fully equipped training room in Aston Quay catering for up to 17 trainees. We assess training needs annually and deliver training courses in a variety of areas and at various levels.
Our staff training includes travel - after all, it's what we do best! We rely on well-travelled staff and facilitate first hand experience of our key products and destinations.
Of course, we want you to share in the fun! So, right from the beginning, USIT staff can avail of special travel discounts, which have been secured from airlines, rail companies and ferries. We also organise 'FAM' (familiarisation) trips, taking our staff to far away and exotic places every year - so you can tell your customers just how wonderful travelling around this planet can be!
How to apply
Fancy a career with USIT? See a list of our current vacancies here.
Alternatively, please call / write to USIT Staff Development for an application form:
email@example.com or drop into any USIT office countrywide for an application form.