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Busabout Europe Guide 2020

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Busabout
London, England
August 12, 2019

 

 

We're not your average travel company. By being the alternative choice we have remained dedicated to our freestyle form of travel. Our unique Hop-on Hop-off flexible Coach Network covers 38 destinations in 14 countries across Europe. We live to travel and as travellers ourselves know what makes an unforgettable trip. It's your choice your way.

This passion to explore the world (without costing the Earth) has also developed over the years into our innovative adventures, be it island hopping in Greece and Croatia, partying at Europe's biggest music festivals, discovering the ancient cultures of Southeast Asia or living the dream in North America. We give you the choices and flexibility to build your own adventure, so you can live it your way. And no other way.

         

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Busabout Europe Guide 2020

Guide Applications are now open! We are currently taking applications for the 2020 season.

The Europe Guide position is open to work on our Coach Network / Hop On & Hop Off Product, Greek Island Hopper or Croatia Sailing.

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 our excited travellers. You'll be spending a summer living a nomadic lifestyle in Europe on one of the following products: Coach Network, Greek Island Hopper OR Croatia Sailing. You'll get to experience the best Europe has to offer and not only organise other peoples trip 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
  • 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

 Application Process

Step 1: Complete an application form. Please ensure you attach all relevant documents (copy of current passport, cover letter and CV/resumé).

Step 2: If your initial application is accepted then you will be invited to a group interview.

Step 3: Attend 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 (including your junk mailbox just incase!). 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 so you have time to prepare for the interview. We will be holding group interviews in London (UK) and Sydney (Australia). 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.

Group Interview dates are:

  • London: 30th October 2019
  • Sydney: 29th and 30th October 2019.

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 a Busabout Training Trip for a guiding position to work on ONE the following products: Coach Network, Greek Islands OR Croatia Sail.

Europe Guide Training: Training starts during April 2020 for our Coach Network and Greek Island Hopper and late May for our Croatia Sail Guide positions. The Training Trip lasts approximately 1 month for the Coach Network and 3 weeks each for Greek Island Hopper and Croatia Sail. During training you'll visit and study various destinations we visit on the product you have been 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 2020. Our Busabout season runs from the start of May to early October.

FAQs

Do I need a European Passport?

We are accepting applications for EU or UK passport holders, or a EU or UK working visa holders. Guides selected to work in Greece on our Greek Island Hopper are required to be a EU or UK passport holder.

Am I required to pay a bond?

To secure a place on our training program you are required to pay a training bond of €250. This is fully refundable to you upon completion of your training trip and commencement of work.

What dates is the position for?

Europe Guide:  Your contract will be from May until early October. The training trip for the Coach Network and Greek Island Hopper will start in April and Croatia Sail in May. People who successfully complete the training will start work in May and June. The season slows down from September and finishes up at the start 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 four 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.

Can I interview over Skype or the telephone?

Because of the nature of the job, it is imperative to meet all candidates face to face, hence why we are unable to offer interviews over skype or the phone.

Still more questions?

Email recruitment@busabout.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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