What is Life Like as an STA Travel Apprentice?

We’ve been introducing you to our STA Travel apprentices for the past couple of weeks . So far you’ve met Mog and Alun, so who’s next? Step forward Rachel Carribine.

Rachel is 22 and works in our Liverpool store. She’s here to tell you why she decided to become an STA Travel apprentice, why she loves her job, and why she believes it could be the right thing for you too.

Here's Rachel hard at work in our Liverpool store

Rachel Tells Us About Life AS An STA Travel Apprentice

Why did you decide to apply for this apprentice position?

I have worked in the travel industry before starting at STA Travel and wanted to carry on doing so. I think the apprentice position will give me great experience, career prospects and opportunities for travelling. We also gain a qualification from the apprenticeship in travel services, which will be really great.

Have you done any travelling before?

I have been to North America, Canada, Cuba, Mexico and I’ve also seen a lot of Europe.

Rachel has spent time travelling around North America

Where would you like to travel to in the future?

I’d like to travel around Southeast Asia and do some island hopping. Also I’d like to travel the east coast of Australia, and do the Inca Trail to see Machu Picchu. Hopefully I could fit some volunteering in there too.

What do you enjoy most about working at STA Travel?

Mainly the people, I started with a great group of apprentices and the people in my store are lovely and really helpful. Also the nights out are good too!

Next on her travel list? The mighty Machu and the Inca Trail

What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?

I took part in the World Tall Ships Race in 2008. I sailed from Liverpool to Ireland to Norway, and it was something I had never done before. I met some amazing people who are now friends for life and had a once in a lifetime opportunity. It was something different and I would recommend it to anyone.

Why do you feel passionately about travel?

I think everyone needs to travel and see the world. I couldn’t function without my holidays and I am always interested in new places to go to and new experiences to try, which you would never normally get to do. I like to feel inspired and have something to work hard for and look forward to.

If Rachel’s story has inspired you to make a change find out more about our apprenticeships today, and check out our other vacancies on the Work For Us pages of our website.