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Dan Buckingham – Head of Retail, Virgin Holidays

 

Background

Dan has been working with Virgin Holidays for 8 years now joining in the role of ‘Regional Manager’ and progressing through to ‘Head of Retail’ where he now oversees 75 stores across the UK. ‘I love that no day is ever the same and we get the opportunity everyday to really bring to life customers dreams and experiences whilst on holiday’ says Dan.

 

Training and Development

Virgin Holidays takes training and development really seriously and Dan has been given lots of opportunities to go on internal and external courses to develop his skills especially in leadership and management. ‘There’s plenty of internal courses that you can put yourself forward for and then alongside these we also get to attend external courses relevant to our roles. Over the years I have been on business and public speaking courses and I also have a great mentor in the organisation that I work with who offers me support and development for my career progression’.

 

Culture

‘The culture here at Virgin Holidays is one of fun, change and making a difference to our people and our customers.  We love to think out of the box and challenge the norm. That Entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged and fostered throughout the company.  Motivating our teams that are located across the UK is so important and this is where our culture, values and Virgin spirit comes into its own. It’s really the ability to make and effect change in the organisation that sets Virgin apart from other companies.

‘I would recommend anyone thinking of working with us to just go for it’, says Dan ‘we are a great company to work for, we love to have fun and we always make sure we engage and develop our people. From a personal perspective I am always looking to expand my experience so given the amount of different roles in Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic I know the opportunities are endless should I look to progress further with my career.’

 

Career Opportunities at Virgin Holidays

People are central to Virgin  Holidays success and if you’re interested in joining us we have a wide range of roles available from Apprenticeships to Leadership Roles as well as amazing learning and development opportunities.

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