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Thomas Cook Group: Employees Are at the Heart of Thomas Cook’s New Responsive Careers Website

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As part of the Company’s ongoing transformation strategy, and reinforcing its dedication to place its customers at the heart of everything it does, Thomas Cook Group plc ( : .. ), is delighted to announce the introduction of its latest innovation., The first in a Group-wide initiative, the all-new UK responsive careers website has been developed to attract the very best individuals to join the already highly talented teams at Thomas Cook.

Showcasing the Company’s people, heritage, strategy and values, the new careers site is brimming with informative content. The site hosts a myriad of job opportunities from across the business including; retail, call centres, overseas, the airline, customer services, e-commerce and head office functions. Candidates can be

guaranteed a greater understanding of the Company, and its customer-focussed strategy, through the information on the new site.

The website has new video testimonials from individuals who work within Thomas Cook. In these videos, selected team members explain their jobs within the Company giving potential candidates a good idea of various roles within the business.

Building on the “high-tech, high touch” approach of Thomas Cook’s business structure, the new site also hosts links to a range of new career specific social media platforms including: Facebook ( : .. ), Twitter ( : .. ), YouTube ( : .. ), Instagram ( : .. ), Pinterest ( : .. ), LinkedIn ( : .. ) and Google+ ( : .. ).
The new social platforms will provide job seekers with a variety of information, no matter their social media platform preference, and the ability to keep up to date on the latest job opportunities that will be posted to the website, as well as glean some insight into the daily life and culture at Thomas Cook.

“The videos on the new careers site reinforce Thomas Cook’s position as one of the UK’s most desirable employers,” explains Justin Morrison, Senior Trainer - Overseas for Thomas Cook. “I was one of the employees that joined Thomas Cook for one summer. I was totally clear that I had no intention of staying for a career, and that was seventeen years ago! If you’re to join our Company you will get great training, you will have somebody there to guide you through your role with a totally clear and transparent career progression programme. You will be part of a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, totally diverse workforce and that is a great thing to be part of.”

"As the Thomas Cook Business Transformation carries on at pace, we are looking to recruit additional first-rate talent for our organisation," said Sandra Campopiano, Chief People Officer of Thomas Cook Group plc.
"I am delighted that we now have a careers site that reflects our ever changing organisation - one that not only conveys our passion for inspiring personal journeys for each and every one of our customers, but also our focus on recruiting the very best to our business."

Editor Notes.

Testimonial quotes from Thomas Cook staff.

- “All of our customers are different, and our main goals are to connect customers and design a site that works for them”, Jamie Pow, Senior UX Web Designer
- “Thomas Cook as a working environment is a great place to be, it’s incredibly dynamic” Charlotte Fraser, Social Media Site Content Manager
- “If we do have that shared vision, I think we can create some remarkable stuff.” John Lucas, Head of Product Core Sites and Airline
- “When I think about Thomas Cook I think about innovation, new technologies and teamwork!” David Hilton, Head of IT, e-commerce and Distribution Systems


About Thomas Cook Group plc.

Thomas Cook Group plc is one of the world's leading leisure travel groups with sales of over £9 billion and more than 20 million customers in the year ended 30 September 2013. Thomas Cook is supported by c27,000 employees and operates from 17 countries; it is number one or two in all its core markets. Thomas Cook Group plc’s shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (TCG).

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