Shearings Leisure Group

Our People

At Specialist Leisure Group we pride ourselves on being an inclusive and open place to work.

This is shown through the diversity of our staff and the number of different backgrounds they come from. People from numerous countries across the world work for SLG giving us a fantastic multinational workforce and helping us not only to understand each other better, but also to understand more deeply those people we work with day-to-day across the world in the travel industry.

Our staff are employed in over 200 different positions the length and breadth of the country from Wigan to Hull and from Glasgow to Torquay. Also our many coach drivers and tour managers’ work across the continent ensuring our customers have a fantastic time on our various European tours. The geographic spread of our workforce has meant SLG has been able to tap into some great local knowledge, enhancing the level of product we are able to offer.

We are immensely proud of the levels of staff loyalty we see at SLG, with a wealth of people staying with us for a number of years; reflecting the possibilities for career progression within the group. With hundreds of different roles across our brands the possibilities to develop a career with us through hard work, great ideas and a fantastic attitude are huge and the precedent to work right to the top of the group has been set many times.


Gareth

Coach Driver

I’ve been working for Shearings as a European tour driver for over 8 years now. I’ve driven to some of the most fascinating destinations our part of the world has to offer.

Shearings gives me the pleasure of driving one of the newest and best fleets in the UK, the reassurance of international back up and a products team always creating new and exciting places to visit. How could I not love my job? I have the best office window in Europe.

Joanne

Finance

I have been with Shearings/National for 15½ years doing a number of different roles within the accounts department, there’s never a dull moment!.

It’s great to be involved in a success story, Shearing’s have always been a well-known employer in my home time of Wigan and it gives me great pride when people ask what I do and they start to recount their tales of their own Shearings holidays.

Jodie

Reservations

I worked here previously for 5 years from 2006 – 2011 as a telesales operator in the call centre. I then returned May 2016 again as a telesales operator and I am now a Team Manager in the call centre. The call centre can be very demanding and I enjoy keeping busy.

I love working for Shearings as we all work together as one big team to promote and stay loyal to our PRIDE Values.

Dale

Developer

I've worked for Shearings Hotels incorporating Bay Hotels and Coast & Country Hotels for 8 years. Every day we deal with something new, exciting and challenging.

Shearings is a family, there are many people who have worked for the company for many years and they welcome you in. There is a wealth of knowledge and people are always happy to share.

Peter

I.T

Over the 23 years that I've worked for Shearings, I've loved being part of a local company who share the same passion to succeed as myself.

It gives me great satisfaction in being in a role that I can make a small difference in someone’s life.

Mike

E-Commerce

Shearings offers me the opportunity to be part of a great company that looks after its customers, and the opportunities to make a difference. I've worked for Shearings for nearly two years and I love being able to make a big difference to the development of our internal and external systems, and working with a great bunch of people from all departments of the business.

May

Catering

I love the social interaction with everyone. I should have retired by now, but I love coming in and seeing everyone.

Shearings is a fantastic company to work for. They really look after the staff and the customers. I couldn’t imagine not working here.

Marcus

Bay Hotels

Throughout all of the time I have spent with the company, it is the people who have made it worth-while. The variety of different personalities I have come into contact with, guests and colleagues, have helped me grow as an individual

Joanne

Coach Driver

I've worked at Shearings since 2000 in different capacities. I love my job, meeting people and visiting different places.

I love being able to put a smile on people's faces when they've enjoyed their holiday.

Paul

Transport

I’ve been with Shearings for 26 years, and I did 2 University placements before that! I love the fact that every day is different, and that you never know what challenges will get thrown at you when you get in.

I know how much holidays mean to me, and I love that I get to help create and operate holidays for other people. I hope that they enjoy them as much as I enjoy mine!

Federica

Operations

I've worked for Shearings for two and a half years and I love the support and knowledge of my colleagues and the variety of my job it’s what makes all the difference.

It is a pleasure to be part of such a diverse organisation.

Karen

Coast & Country Hotels

I've worked for Coast & Country Hotels for nearly two years and I love the team that I get to work with. I am proud to be part of a UK leading independent holiday company that is bursting with opportunities and is always looking towards the future.

John

Coast & Country Hotels

I've worked for Coast & Country Hotels for 24 years and Its seen and helped me through some bad times in my life, it’s very much a family working atmosphere and I have made some great lifelong friends shared memorable experiences and been part of some historical events.

Tracy

HR

I've worked for Shearings for 13 years now and No two days are the same. I get to speak and help so many colleagues throughout the day, from all of our different locations.

I'm proud to work for a company that values their employees and creates an inclusive and supportive culture which allows its people the opportunity to grow.

Vicki

Hotels

The fact that every day is different between guests and staff and the constant challenges it poses is what I love about my job. Working for Shearings has given me the opportunity to steadily progress and advance my career.