Each year holiday companies hire reps and staff to work for resorts in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Summer and year round resort staff and holiday reps are required to help guests to have the best holiday of their lives. Other jobs are available for people to work as instructors across a range of leisure activities.
Search seasonal holiday rep vacancies in the UK & abroad from the best recruiters.
In UK and Europe large holiday companies hire thousands of seasonal staff every year. Those with the right credentials can find work on the spot in numerous destinations with a sizeable tourism presence in rep positions, hospitality, as receptionists, chefs or as casual workers. Other positions are available including working in water sports, fitness instructors, scuba-diving instructors, tennis coaches and winter jobs for skiing and snowboard instructors.
Resorts the working atmosphere is ideal for outgoing social personalities who like to work hard and play hard, have fun and enjoy helping people have a great holiday or vacation. Working with a leading international holiday group, you can look forward to rewarding challenges in a dynamic environment. Your main role is to provide customers with special holidays, it's vital that people are involved, motivated and have fun whilst on holiday.
The pay for jobs at holiday resports tends to be quite low but there can be perks on offer, for example free activity/sightseeing/ski passes, transport accommodation and meals. The salary can vary depending on the company, role and destination.
Rewards and benefits on offer include:
During your recruitment application you'll find out more about the benefits available for your specific role.
Bourne Leisure are one of the largest recruiters of seasonal holiday resort staff in the UK, they employ over 10,000 people in a range of roles at Haven, Butlins and Warner Leisure Hotels. You can apply for positions in areas like entertainment, childcare, creative, housekeeping, chefs, cooks, waiting staff and also office and behind the scenes roles un IT, HR, sales, marketing and finance
Some international holiday companies offer jobs for reps, activity leaders, childcare assistants, cooks, campsite couriers and hospitality staff throughout popular summer holiday destinations like Spain and Greece. They offer structured employment packages which can include accommodation, food, uniform, insurance, paid holiday, return flights, discounted holidays for family and friends and contracts with comprehensive rates of pay. To apply you might need some previous customer service or relevant work experience or have some qualifications e.g. GCSE's or a hospitality related course.
International travel companies hire reps for summer and year round positions where you will be based at a resort in the country. You could work in any of the following areas: aerobics teachers and lifeguards, water sports instructor e.g. windsurfing, dinghy, swimming, waterski, wakeboard and tennis instructors, maintenance, kitchen porter, chef, childcare, health and beauty and management. These positions need to be applied for online well in advance on the time you would like to leave.
To work as a holiday rep in Portugal you will need to go through an application process, attend an interview and sign a contract. You will then be assigned a destination which could be any of the tourist resorts in Portugal. Generally on these jobs you will be responsible for making sure tourists enjoy the best time possible making their time in Portugal really enjoyable. You might be picking people up from the airport, providing helpful information, selling activities, creating fun events, liaising with managers and the home office and doing paperwork. These positions can be a lot of fun, you will usually get to spend summer in a spectacular location close to the beach.
There are lots of positions with large international holiday providers on coastal regions of Spain and also the islands. For these jobs you will need to apply in advance and go through an interview and selection process usually in your home country. Holiday companies recruit staff for seasonal vacancies for activity leaders, holiday reps, land/water sports instructors, cook assistants, chefs, hospitality staff, nanny's, childcare staff, spa therapists and general assistants. On mainland Spain you can find casual and seasonal positions at camp sites which are run by some of the big UK / European travel companies. A lot of these jobs include free food and accommodation too.
Some previous experience and also a background check will be needed if you are going to work as an a nanny or in childcare. To apply you will need to have lots of energy, be friendly, fun, have good customer service skills and be adaptable. Wages can depend on the position but generally you will have a fixed contract for a long period - perfect if you are looking for a structured job. Sometimes you might be working long hours so be ready for this, this won't be a relaxing holiday as such, you might only get one day off per week but the bonus is you will get to live and work in a spectacular setting.