My overseas journey with Thomson Holidays
Published: 09 Nov 2016
Hi my name is Ashley I am a qualified level 3 Childcare Rep for Thomson & First Choice.
I started as a Childcare Rep in 2011 where I was placed in Menorca, I was only going to complete one season but loved it so much! For my second year I then moved onto Turkey and Cyprus. In 2014 I was promoted to Childcare Supervisor and was lucky enough to be placed in my favourite destination of all Mallorca. I stayed in Mallorca for two summers I loved it that much.
In 2016 I was given a great opportunity to open up a new FAMILY LIFE by TUI hotel in Halkidiki which was a great opportunity; I was going to be managing an international team as well as making friends from across the globe. I have also completed ski seasons for Crystal Ski during the winter. I have worked across Italy and France working my way from a Pepi Nanny to Childcare Supervisor.
I already had some skills which helped me when I first went overseas such as being a team player and having lots of creative ideas from working in various Nursery settings. However whilst working abroad I have continued to gained more life/work experience such as presenting effectively to large groups of people, managing a team and becoming more passionate about delivering excellent customer service.
This job is hard work and demanding at times, but it is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have as well as making friends for life, travelling the world and making everlasting memories.