Busabout Guide Europe 2018
Guide Applications are now open! We are currently recruiting for the 2018 season. We are recruiting for Europe Guides.
The positions available are to work on our Busabout products in Europe and successful applicants will be based there for the summer season.
Busabout Europe Guide
Are you addicted to travel? Do you have adventures, stories and tips you are dying to share with fellow travellers? Working as a Busabout Guide, you'll get the opportunity to share your travel experiences with excited travellers on our European Products. You'll be spending a summer living a nomadic lifestyle in Europe. You'll get to experience some of the best Europe has to offer and not only organise other peoples trips of the lifetime but get the opportunity to make their trip by sharing all your insider tips; from bars and restaurants to the local lingo.
To become a Busabout Guide in Europe you should:
Be addicted to travel
- Be friendly, approachable, and have a good sense of fun
- Love interacting with people
- Be able to relate to people of ALL ages (our core market are 18 to 35 years old)
- Be computer literate
- Have a thirst for knowledge
Have a lot of energy
The following are not requirements, but are helpful:
- European Travel Experience
- Experience leading groups
- A second (European) language
- Experience talking in front of groups of people
- A confident and clear public speaking manner
Step 1: Complete an application form
Step 2: If your initial application is accepted then you will be invited to submit a video application.
Step 3: Group interview
We will email you on receipt of your application and let you know if you are invited to attend a group interview. Please make sure you check your emails regularly. At the Group Interview you will be required to give a short talk before the panel and fellow applicants. You will be assigned a topic in advance. These group interviews will be held in London At the group interview you'll get the opportunity to learn more about Busabout, as well as a chance to ask us any questions you might have.
Step 4: Individual interview
After the group interviews we will tell you if you have been selected for a personal interview. Individual interviews will be held either the same afternoon following the group interviews or in the following days.
Step 5: Training Trip
If you are successful in your individual interview you will be offered a place on our Training Trip for a European Guide position.
Europe Guide: Training starts in April 2018. During training you'll visit and study various destinations we visit on the product you are allocated to train on. This is a VERY intensive course designed to be demanding and thorough. However, the benefits you'll receive on completion far out-weigh the work you've put in. Those who complete the training will be offered a position to work with Busabout during the summer season of 2018. Our Busabout European summer season runs from May to October.
Do I need a European Passport?
We will only consider candidates who have an EU passport.
Am I required to pay a bond?
To secure a place on our training program you are required to pay a training bond of £200.00. This is fully refundable to you upon completion of your first month of work.
What dates is the position for?
Europe Guide: Your contract will be from May until October. The training trip for the European guide positions will start in April, with people who successfully complete the training, starting work in May after this training is complete. The Busabout season slows down from the start of October, and finishes up at the end of October.
Am I able to request time off during the season to go to a wedding/ go travelling etc?
While we are a company that will work around wishes of their staff, there will be no holiday authorised between July to the end of September, except in exceptional circumstances. However, of course you are free to travel on your time off.
When do applications close?
All applications will close when all current interview dates are full, so get your application in as soon as you can! If applications close before you get a chance to get your application form in, just keep checking back in case we re-open the applications.
I applied and still haven't heard back..
We have a very high volume of high quality applicants and it may take up to four weeks to respond to applicants. If you haven't heard from us within the three week period, you have not been successful on this occasion. Because of the high number of applicants we are unable to get back to everybody with individual feedback. However, please check your junk mail as our interview invites sometimes get sent there.
Where are the interviews held?
We will be having interviews in London from February until all positions are filled.
Can I interview over skype or the telephone?
Because of the nature of the job, it is invaluable to meet all candidates face to face, hence why we are unable to offer interviews over skype or the phone.
Still more questions?