Work for USIT

Work for USIT

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?

Have you previous experience and an interest in working in a retail/sales environment?

Are you interested in a career in the travel business?

Are you eager to learn new skills?

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?

Node.js/Javascript Developer
Dublin

We are looking for an experienced Node.js/Javascript developer to join our collaborative development team based in our city centre office.

You will be working closely with other developers on a day to day basis to support the complete project life-cycle of implementing, extending, integrating and testing complex event driven javascript applications, APIs and services.

Technical Skills

  • Node.js is a must and .NET Core is a bonus
  • HTTP, REST and GRPC
  • Relational databases - SQL Server and PostgreSQL
  • NoSQL databases - MongoDB and Redis
  • Message queues
  • Frameworks: Serverless, Express, Koa
  • Front-end experience is an advantage (React, Redux, Webpack, Babel, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of AWS components a bonus

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop high quality applications and services
  • Own delivery of features end to end, analysis and design
  • Investigate new tools/technologies/ideas to promote further improvements
  • Promote and enforce best practices and continuous code improvement
  • Deliver features into a Node API services, supporting React SPAs
  • Support the transition to serverless, micoservices architecture
  • Involvement in workflow optimisation/automation projects
  • Implementation of CI/CD processes
  • Please include examples of your work with your application and a brief explanation of the role you play in each project.

To apply for this position, please forward your CV and cover letter to peter@usit.ie

Marketing Executive (6 Month Contract)
Dublin

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, the successful candidate will be responsible for executing the strategic marketing plans for the USIT product portfolio.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop, manage and implement the marketing plans and budgets in line with the company business objectives and targets.
  • Deliver effective integrated marketing activities, including advertising, promotions, events, and digital marketing (social, content, display, PPC, SEO, email) to drive online sales, online traffic, customers instore and improve awareness for all USIT products.
  • Manage all marketing content (print and online) to ensure current and appealing copy is published and maximised for SEO rankings.
  • Liaise with 3rd level college contacts to promote work and travel opportunities for students/post grads.
  • Work with key suppliers to deliver and implement targeted marketing campaigns.
  • Work alongside the Social Media co-ordinator to monitor reports of online advertising spends on Google, Facebook, Instagram and make recommendations in line with weekly sales performances and campaigns.
  • Liaise with the advertising agency and drive new advertising initiatives for all products in the portfolio
  • Ensure that all promotions are signed off and appropriate back up is communicated to all staff in advance
  • Assisting with the management and recruitment of Brand Ambassadors to promote the Usit portfolio
  • Responsible for all marketing administration and support to the team
  • To identify and bring new marketing ideas to the team through research.

Key Skills required:

  • Knowledge of a wide range of marketing techniques and concepts
  • Driven with high levels of initiative and creative flair
  • Multi-tasking, excellent organisational skills
  • Work well in a team and with a wide range of people
  • An ability to negotiate
  • Ability to work within a budget, cost focused, and margin driven.
  • The ideal candidate will have:
  • 3 years+ of experience in a marketing related role
  • Degree in preferably in Business/Marketing/Journalism/PR
  • Experience with digital and social marketing and knowledge of Google Analytics, Adwords and use of a CRM solution
  • Customer focused and strong ability to analyse data and take direction form it
  • A love of travel!

Please include a cover letter when applying for this role

Please send your application to lisa.collender@usit.ie

Promotional & Recruitment Executive
Dublin

USIT is Irelands' leading specialist in work abroad programmes worldwide, seeks a dynamic individual to promote the Usit’s portfolio educational, work and travel programmes.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To be responsible for the promotion and business development of all Work and Travel Programmes including the J1, Summer Camps, Graduate & Internship for the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand programmes.
  • To prepare and deliver presentations on the USIT portfolio of Programmes to students and teachers at 2nd & 3rd level institutions across Ireland.
  • Be a key interface with the Colleges, Student Unions and Administrators and to build good working relationships.
  • To source employers across regions of North America & Australia to hire Irish students for seasonal work. This will involve cold calling, emailing and using other relevant channels to securing new jobs for participants.
  • To screen, interview and ensure the supply of “appropriate” candidates in accordance with Employers requests for staffing.
  • To be proactive and creative in approach to promoting USIT and to think outside the box.
  • To be aware of and counteract competitive promotion on various campuses in relation to all work & travel programmes.
  • To recruit, manage & train student ambassadors in key colleges around Ireland.
  • To assist with promoting USIT Work Programmes across all digital platforms.

The following criteria are key to the role:

  • Proven track record of sales ability and target driven and excellent customer service.
  • A lateral thinker who can always find new ways of approaching a target/end result
  • Past experience of J1 or Work Abroad Programme
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to deliver in front of large audiences.
  • Driven with high energy levels
  • Multi-tasking, excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent phone skills and ability to cold call
  • Self-motivation with a desire to build your own client base.
  • Full Clean Driving License (please don’t apply if you don’t have a full license)
  • Educated to degree level (preferably in Business/Marketing)
  • This position will involve working 4 out of 5 days out of office with some overnight stays.

Please include a cover letter when applying for this role

Please send your application to lisa.collender@usit.ie

International Work & Study Business Development Executive
Dublin

If you are passionate and enthusiastic and have worked, volunteered or studied internationally then this role might be the perfect next career step for you!

The Work in Ireland Programme is the inbound arm of USIT travel. Students, graduates and backpackers come from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe to experience life in Ireland from anywhere between 4 months to two years.

The role

  • To be responsible for the business development and promotion of all inbound Work in Ireland Programmes from North America, Europe & Australasia
  • Responsible for meeting sales targets and generating revenue through sales of all inbound Programmes portfolio direct to the public or through partners.
  • Development and introduction of new Work and or Study/Internship destinations
  • Management of the Work in Ireland Team in Dublin to ensure all arrivals, group orientation sessions and support & services are of the highest standard for the customer.
  • Liaising with local government agencies
  • Manage and develop relationships with overseas partners
  • Researching new opportunities for housing for arrivals.
  • Processing applications from partner offices overseas
  • Business development to establish relationships with companies looking to source International participants where roles cannot be filled locally.
  • Managing figures and statistics for sales and operational meetings
  • Management of the Work in Ireland website in conjunction with the digital team to improve and SEO & to deliver and maximize on SEM.
  • Focusing on increasing visitors and improving conversion rates.
  • To be cost focused at all times and revenue driven.
  • Developing online and web marketing materials for the programs
  • Expanding use of social media for internal and external promotions
  • Maintenance of all facilities in the Work in Ireland Centre and updating of all materials

The ideal person should have:

  • Fluent English speaker with excellent English oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in the Work Abroad or Education sector
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent relations with partners
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Performance driven and preferred sales experience
  • Proof of enterprise and initiative
  • Excellent computer & admin skills
  • High level of maturity and ability to thrive in new situations
  • Openness to other cultures

To apply for this position contact Lisa Collender at lisa.collender@usit.ie

Products Executive
Dublin

Due to the recent expansion and development of the products department, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a new position within USIT Ireland.

This role will suit a recent Tourism/Business/Communications graduate or person with some experience in the Travel Industry already who wishes to expand their knowledge and experience of the business.

The successful candidate will be involved in key areas of the business, assisting each department to develop and succeed in their goals. The right person for this role will be hungry for success and does not take no for an answer too easily.

This is an exciting role where you will receive on-the-job training in a fast-paced environment.

USIT’s Product portfolio is one of the largest and most diverse in the Irish Travel Trade.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to carve out their own path based on their personal potential and career goals, with serious room for growth and professional development within the Trade industry.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Maintaining existing partner & supplier relations as well as building new ones.
  • Responsible for all sales of the portfolio of products & programmes assigned to you.
  • Sourcing and developing new target markets for various departments.
  • To be cost focused at all times.
  • To prepare and deliver presentations and training sessions.
  • Identify public event opportunities and see through from launch to finish
  • Update internal Share Point system on a daily basis.
  • Weekly reporting as required.

The following criteria are key to the role:

  • 3rd Level Qualification in Business, Communications, Tourism or another related field
  • Excellent presentation skills and communication skills
  • Professional and Clean personal image
  • Energetic and Team Player
  • In depth knowledge of international travel
  • Driven with high energy levels and a lateral thinker
  • Multi-tasking, excellent organisational skills and attention to detail essential
  • Ability to work on own initiative and sense of priority

Understanding of how Amadeus or another GDS works would be desirable but not essential

Salary: DOE

To apply for this position, please forward your CV and cover letter to email: martin.churchill@usit.ie