Flight Centre Travel Group hopes to hire travel agents and staff with skills in IT, finance, admin, and sales and marketing.
When the weather is as dreary as it has been this week, and when the days have become as short as they have, a bit of good news is needed to brighten up the morning.
Yesterday (23 October), we announced that Ennis-based medtech group Vitalograph has 50 new jobs available in its facility in Clare. Last week, 110 new positions were made available across the country.
Today, we can follow that up with news that Australian travel agency Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) is set to create 30 new jobs in its Dublin base.
For the new roles, FCTG is seeking trained travel agents and individuals with skills in IT, finance, admin, and sales and marketing.
FCTG opened its Dublin operation in August 2016, and this expansion will bring the total number of employees in the branch to 120. This will facilitate projected growth in Ireland, and the company hopes to fill these positions over the course of the next five years.
FCTG is the largest retail travel outlet in Australia, with headquarters in Brisbane. It is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and has an annual total turnover of A$20bn as of 2017.
The travel agency has more than 30 brands in its portfolio and employs 22,000 staff globally. It has company-owned operations in 23 countries and a corporate travel management network that spans more than 90 countries.
The first FCTG store was opened in Sydney in 1982 by co-founders Geoff Harris and Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner, the latter of whom currently serves as the company’s CEO.
Welcoming the announcement, Turner said: “I am incredibly proud of all the hard-working employees at Flight Centre Travel Group who have made the company what it is today.
“We have developed an excellent relationship with Ireland over the past few years and today’s announcement will offer new exciting opportunities for employees to work in innovative, internationally focused roles.”