Multi award-winning travel company Flash Pack launched in 2014 to shake up the travel industry. Our aim is to revolutionise the outdated image of the group travel sector with an on-point and aspirational lifestyle brand experience.
In the past four years, we’ve enjoyed wall-to-wall press coverage, brand partnerships with MINI and Samsung, elated reception from our international customer base and 400% YoY growth. We’re now ready to tackle global expansion and we need your help in this exciting next step of our journey.
Are you an adventurer at heart with a relentless appetite for discovery? Could you see yourself working for one of the fastest growing travel e-commerce brands in the UK? Are you ready to join a friendly and energetic global team on the cusp of worldwide expansion? If so, we want to hear from YOU. Apply on the links below. We’re always on the lookout for fresh talent to join our fast-growing team, so have a browse of our latest vacancies if you want to join the pack. Best of luck!
No agencies, please.
A bit of background
Flash Pack is an award-winning adventure travel company that brings together solo travellers in their 30s and 40s. We curate spectacular trips around the world that empower people looking for challenge and escapism. Our mission is to create a great group dynamic between like-minded travellers, a goal that has seen us grow a powerful community of over 130,000 Flashpackers in more than 15 countries.
Flash Pack is the brainchild of die-hard adventurists, Radha Vyas and Lee Thompson. Together, they want to change the face of the industry, shaking off tired old clichés associated with group travel. Their vision is to create comfort-busting adventures that really get under the skin of a place via local and unique experiences. Think all the thrill of backpacking, elevated by boutique hotels and seamless itineraries.
Flash Pack has tapped into a unique demand at a game-changing time for solo travel. In an age when the world is retreating behind screens, our trips spark meaningful connections and lifelong friendships. We are building a movement of like-minded solo travellers all over the globe. And we’re riding the tide of change at a pivotal moment for the industry.
An open culture of travel lovers
You know when you just hit it off with a great group of people on the road? Working at Flash Pack is a bit like that. The people who work for us live and breathe travel, meaning they’re fun, unflappable types who are 100% committed to adventure. True, our brainstorming sessions sometimes veer off into a heated debate about where you can find the best bánh mì in Hanoi but we are passionate about true, off-radar travel – and that wanderlust draws us together. Our close-knit team can share their wackiest of brainwaves, from switching up the office layout to elaborate plans on how to smuggle in an office dog.
We value a work-hard, play-hard approach. In-between tending to our Flash Pack tribe and driving meteoric growth, you might find us playing ping-pong, feasting on homemade cake or vamoosing off to a research weekend in Finland. Even when we’re up to our ears in new projects (which is most of the time), we support each other and keep things upbeat. True adventures thrive on team work, so no-one is left behind.
Above all, Flash Pack has an open culture where your ideas can really be heard. We are a fast-growing team with an HQ in London, a desk in Melbourne and ambitious plans for expansion elsewhere. But we still retain the feel of a start-up. We’re not interested in hierarchy and there are no closed doors here. If you have a light-bulb concept that you think will work, we’re willing to listen and help you. We encourage you to flex your skills, even if it’s not in your immediate area of responsibility.
This is your chance to be creative and problem solve in a fast-moving culture, helping to shape the company at a time of unprecedented growth. And it’s an opportunity to join people who are truly engaged in what they do; people who share a belief in the life-changing power of adventure.
Perks, glorious perks
Every cake needs icing to top it off, and at Flash Pack we like to layer it on nice and thick. It’s important for us to get our trips exactly spot-on, so every time we launch a new adventure, we send someone from the team to recce it. This also helps you to meet Flashpackers and get a better sense of the what and why behind our business. The same goes for regular networking events and mini-adventures that we run within the UK; we’d love you to get involved. We’re also working on a shares scheme that will mean you directly benefit from Flash Pack’s success story (more on this soon).
We are passionate about your development, so we’re more than happy to invest the training that you need to reach your potential and expand your skills in new areas. As well as paying for courses and arranging the time for you to do them, we encourage you to shape your own career path with training ideas of your own. Spotted a seminar or workshop that speaks to you? We’re all ears.
We believe learning fuels creativity, even when it’s not directly relevant to your job. For that reason, we run regular pop-up classes in our London HQ. This means you can supersize your skills before work or during your lunch break, learning anything from yoga to beginner’s Spanish.
A strong sense of community is important to us and we often take turns to cook lunch. It’s not big or flashy but it makes a difference to share an hour or so together, just to chat and shake off the day. We also run regular “master of fun” nights where different people at Flash Pack lay on the entertainment – whether that’s archery, zip-wiring or al fresco cinema.
We firmly believe that a happy team is a good team and we’ll do whatever we can to create a supportive environment. Whether we’re providing a free supply of fresh fruit and artisan coffee (a given) or challenging you to an office game of ping-pong (our league is somewhat legendary), we keep the good times rolling. And if you need flexi hours to help do your job, that’s something we can discuss, too.
Are you the right candidate?
There’s no such thing as a typical Flashpacker but one thing that unites us is a love of travel and adventure. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to have worked in the travel industry. We’re just looking for people who’ve travelled a lot and relish the thrill of unique experiences and challenges all over the world.
No matter what position you’re applying for, candidates who can wax lyrical about travel always stand out. We’re looking for people who have inside knowledge of particular destinations, who can spot a great hotel at a hundred yards or who just love to dig beneath the surface of a place and embrace the Great Unknown. People who know how important it is to meet and make friends with other travellers on the road.
We’re a fast-paced business, so people who thrive with us typically have grit and a can-do attitude. They have bags of initiative and are able to come up with novel solutions in a rapidly changing and competitive sphere. Drive is also important; Flashpackers tend to be self-starters who thrive on delivering projects, and enjoy supporting the rest of the team at the same time.
Another major value we share is flexibility. Working for a young company means there’s great scope for growth, so we welcome all candidates who want to expand their skills and accelerate their career within a fast growing start-up. If you’re open to new ideas and strategies, and are happy to grow via coaching, you’re likely to feel at home here.