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Learning the ropes | Helen’s taste of travel with Rickshaw


We have met some wonderful students and individuals this summer with one shared interest – their passion for travel. Our interns have been with us from 2 to 8 weeks and have come from a variety of places. We have loved having them and whilst they have learnt alot from the team we have also learnt from them too! Helen is our most recent intern who is at the start of her travel career, we wish her all the best and thank her for the investment of her time in us.
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A taste of travel

Having caught the travel bug at a young age, post degree, I decided I wanted to work in travel. Luckily, whilst sending out CVs here and there, I happened across the lovely team at Rickshaw Travel who offered me the chance to come and learn the ropes of the independent travel business. So this August I headed down to Brighton to spend two weeks interning in their office.

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Life at Rickshaw was like a box of chocolates..

I never knew what task I was going to get next!

The best part about Interning at Rickshaw is that you can get stuck in from the very beginning. Each day I was doing something different. During my two weeks with Rickshaw I worked alongside the marketing, product and finance teams learning what they did on a day to day basis. I wrote and edited blogs, researched social media trends, had a go at customer profiling and even sourced some new office plants. It was a great introduction to the inter-working of the travel business; allowing me to see how each department works together to develop products and destinations ready to offer their customers.

The Rickshaw passion was infectious

From the word go, what struck me was how passionate every member of the Rickshaw team is. They work hard to provide their customers with a unique and fantastic experience and it’s exciting to be part of a company that genuinely cares about what they do. Don’t be intimidated though, they’re completely lovely, laidback and always up for swapping travel stories or yoga tips. In fact the only downside of my two weeks there is I can’t decide where to go next, Borneo, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Cuba…. The list goes on.

So if you get the opportunity to intern here, go for it. I loved every minute!

Fancy interning with us?