About Us

About Progressive Travel Recruitment

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Progressive Travel Recruitment

Your global travel recruitment agency partner.

We pride ourselves on our ability to match people with jobs quickly and accurately. And because everyone has worked in the travel industry, we know the requirements and challenges of these sectors and our clients trust us to get it right first time.

Our broad international travel recruitment experience and presence with offices around the globe, including London, Manchester, Scotland, South Africa and Dubai, allows us to fine-tune appointments at all levels from entry to managerial, all over the world, ensuring happy outcomes for both clients and candidates.

Want to know more about us? Here’s what makes us tick…

  • The history of Progressive Travel Recruitment
  • What makes Progressive Travel Recruitment different
  • Why our team is the best in the travel recruitment business
  • What’s in store for the future of Progressive Travel Recruitment

The history of Progressive Travel Recruitment

Progressive Travel Recruitment was established as Progressive Personnel Ltd in 2005 by James Roberts, who at the age of 29 felt ready for the challenge of becoming an entrepreneur.

With experience in travel and a top-performer at a competing recruitment agency specialising in travel, James knew he could do it better.

He had hands-on travel experience, had worked at one of the largest travel recruitment agencies in the United Kingdom and recognised that with a few small changes to business practice (gained from his corporate experience) and hiring the right staff, would soar to great heights.

What makes us different

Throughout its existence, we have strived to and successfully positioned itself as the travel recruitment partner choice. The focus on building a sustainable business through repeat business and referrals has ensured that we are not the conventional recruitment agency where sales calls are the norm. We go beyond stereotypes and the generic approach by so many in travel recruitment.

Our travel jobs

The breadth of jobs, in terms of location, seniority and role type is a further benefit to working with Progressive Travel Recruitment.

As a recruitment agency that specialises in travel, incorporating all sub-industries within the travel industry – from retail travel to wholesale, corporate to leisure, MICE to hospitality – we  do not market the same types of jobs to candidates.

We pride ourselves in the fact that our candidates often come to us as passive candidates who like the progressivetravelrecruitment.com brand and are interested in what we can offer them now or in the future.

Many of the travel jobs that are offered through Progressive Travel Recruitment are exclusive travel roles so candidates are assured that when they are being contacted it will be a fresh role not offered by other travel recruitment firms.

Our knowledge of global destinations

As a global travel recruitment agency, we are acutely aware of the social, cultural and business practices around the globe and are experienced in handling this on behalf of our customers and candidates.

Every country and region has its own idiosyncracies that need to be taken into account and with our first-hand experience having lived and worked in travel in other parts of the world, our team of specialist consultants are uniquely positioned to provide meaningful and helpful advice, especially when a travel company is looking for talent or considering opening an office in a country where they have no experience.

Our travel industry background and first-hand life and work experience of destinations across the globe is further enhanced by the substantial experience we have relocating candidates around the world. Progressive Travel Recruitment offers free advice on taxation, cost of living, schooling, etc.

Our global influence

For Progressive Travel Recruitment, our relationship with candidates and travel brands goes beyond a once-off placement. The way in which we represent travel brands is incredibly important to us and our focus is on building long-term relationships.

Our partners in the travel industry rely on us to have the first-hand knowledge of the market so that we can save them substantial time and money to source the right candidates first time round.

Our years of experience in the travel industry and that of our professional recruitment consultant means that we have extensive networks within the travel industry. We can engage with hard-to-find passive candidates that travel brands may not necessarily have access to.

Why our team is the best in the travel business

Our unique approach to recruitment includes appointing professionals who have industry experience – some at senior level.

When we recruit team members, we look for talented individuals with a high-level of emotional intelligence, a great commercial understanding plus those that believe in the brand values of Progressive Travel Recruitment – Approachable, Integrity, Honesty, Professionalism, Trustworthy and Reliable.

The quality of our team members is reflected in the glowing references that our candidates and travel brands for which we recruit post on social media or send through to us.

We take a great deal of care to ensure our team are motivated, professional and love what they do, putting a focus on flexibility when it comes to working hours and working remotely.

What’s in store for the future

Our focus on travel recruitment over the decade led us to rebrand recently as Progressive Travel Recruitment, with a new website and renewed focus strengthening our travel recruitment offering.

We anticipate for the future that the introduction of Artificial Intelligence technology will have a significant impact on our business and on recruitment. As Progressive Travel Recruitment, we invest heavily in the best technology and will continue to do so, making us an even more efficient and effective recruitment partner for candidates and travel companies.

Progressive’s team will also continue to lead the charge in flexible working conditions with our team working from all corners of the world, including remote locations where they can make a massive difference to their local economies.

Contact Progressive Travel Recruitment

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