Career opportunities with STA Travel
What skills do you need to have?
We believe international travel is the best education. There’s nothing like travel to open the eyes, mind and heart. Our staff work for STA Travel because they love what they do, and if they weren’t in the store, they’d be travelling too.
STA Travel is growing fast and we’re continually on the lookout for bright, honest, passionate travellers to share the love of travel and overseas experiences with our valued travellers. Essentially we are looking for great sales people, so we look for staff with a solid background in sales.
STA stands for START THE ADVENTURE. We want our customers to get out and experience the world, so it's important you have a wealth of personal international travel experience to help customers decide where to go on their adventure. Generally we would expect that you have travelled through at least two continents (excluding Australasia). You must be a New Zealand resident or hold a relevant work visa.
If your application meets our selection criteria you can expect to be contacted about available positions anywhere from one day up to three months after submitting your application. Our recruitment process consists of two main components, telephone interview followed by a face to face interview.
About STA Travel
Since 1979, STA Travel has been helping young people to experience their dream holidays and adventures all over the world. More than 1.6 million STA travellers pack their backs and head abroad each year on some pretty cool adventures (if we do say so ourselves!). We offer unique products and exclusive discounts on airfares, accommodation, group touring options, round the world trips, working holidays, volunteering and more, particularly for students, youth and teachers.
Today, we have more than 237 stores as well as franchising and licensing partners in another 48 countries. STA Travel is the world leader in young adult and student travel, but don’t just take our word for it - we were voted New Zealand's best travel agency at the 2012 New Zealand Travel Industry Awards.
STA Travel New Zealand currently operates 15 retail stores nationwide, plus a dedicated online team dealing with website enquiries. We also have a specialised B2B team which handles all group and school travel, plus a dedicated working holidays store.