Start date: Mid November – Early December 2012
Wage: Industry leading wages and commission
Directski.com (The Winter Holiday Company) is seeking outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic individuals with a passion for the slopes who are not afraid of hard work and commitment.
If you are a people person with a love for mountain life and a good work ethic with a flexible outlook then you are exactly the type of person we are looking for.
Directski.com is now established as one of the top ten ski tour operators from the UK and Ireland. We have experienced an unprecedented growth rate over the last nine years going from strength to strength. We now look after the holiday requirements of almost 40,000 skiers spread over nearly 40 ski resorts through Europe, the US and Canada with a huge variety of accommodation on offer.
We pride ourselves on providing a personal touch to all of our overseas staff. We conduct individual 1 on 1 interview so you can get to know us as much as we get to know you. We consider each of our applicants personally before placing them to a resort that suits their personality, interests and ability. We invest a lot of time into practical and relevant training where everyone gets involved participating and running the training sessions. Your feedback is of the utmost importance to us, you are our eyes and ears on the ground and we relentlessly aim to improve our practices inline with your views. Throughout the season we are in constant contact with all of our resort teams so even when the going gets really tough you will always have a support system in place. In fact, the majority of our overseas staff return year on year, a true testimony of our work ethic and practices.
Our success over the years is attributed in no uncertain terms to our overseas staff and their dedication in delivering the highest level of customer care to our guests and in maintaining our impeccable reputation as a dynamic and innovative ski company. If you think you fit the bill, we would love to hear from you!
I have completed the application process, what happens next?
Once an application is submitted, we carefully review to ensure that all of our requirements are met and more importantly that a candidate is right for the job. Suitable candidates will be invited to attend one of our interview days and shortly after which will be contacted and told whether they"ve been successful or not! If successful, you"ll be sent a contract with full details and terms of employment which you"ll be asked to return within 7days along with a €100/£90 commitment bond which will be returned in full at the end of the season.
How long is the winter season?
Our season begins at the end of December and goes right through until the end of March. It"ll be a little longer if you"re placed in France where you"ll finish up in mid April. You"ll need to be available to work for us throughout the full season, bearing in mind that you"ll usually arrive in resort for training and resort set up at the beginning of December.
Will I be trained to do the job?
Of course! All of our reps will be given full training on all aspects of the job prior to the season commencing. Our training course will be held in one of our featured ski resorts for 6/7 days so rest assured you"ll be fully prepared for whatever the season has in store for you.
Are my travel costs to and from resort included?
Yes, we"ll cover all your travel costs to and from resort.
Am I insured?
We provide travel insurance for all our overseas staff which includes winter sports cover. We also recommend that you apply for a European Health Insurance Card before you travel!
What is the accommodation like?
We provide accommodation for all staff working in resort. Typically it will be a self catering studio apartment which you may share with one of your team colleagues, so be prepared to bunk in!
Will I be given a uniform?
An extremely stylish uniform will be issued to all our overseas staff which you can wear with pride all through the season!
What sort of hours will I be working?
If a 9-5 job is what you"re after then this is not the job for you, be under no illusions it is hard work! You will be required at times to work some very long hours especially on an arrival day. Bags of enthusiasm, patience and resilience will be needed but your efforts will be rewarded when you"re enjoying some of the world"s best skiing.
How much time will I get to spend on the mountain?
Your main priority is to ensure that your customers are happy and content but providing you are highly organised, you can have plenty of time on the slopes.
What"s included in the package?
A competitive salary along with an extremely attractive commission structure on all in-resort sales! In addition, you"ll receive a lift pass and use of quality ski equipment for the entire season. Full travel and medical insurance, plus a generous 5% family and friends discount on our ski holidays is also included and of course, more importantly, a bed for you to rest your head at night!
How many other Directski.com reps will I work alongside?
We have a strong and capable team of over 30 overseas staff scattered around our resorts in Europe and North America, however you"ll find that most of our resorts will be manned by a sole representative with the full support and back-up of a line manager close by.