Gillian Rae, Senior Talent Executive
I started working in the Travel Industry in 2010 after completing University, with what was intended to be one gap year. However, after working in the best job ever - as one of Santa’s Elves in Lapland I have since ended up working 7 winter seasons for Hotelplan, always returning to Lapland in various roles.
I have also worked in the Ski program after Lapland starting as a Snow Ranger and then moving into the Representative role followed by the Representative Manager position. During my Ski seasons, I have worked for all of our brands in Selva, Tignes, Val D’Isere, and Les Arc. During the summer months, I have worked in a variety of seasonal jobs abroad on Cruise ships, at an American Summer camp as well as with other Tour operators. For the last two years, I have moved back to the UK working in the recruitment department throughout the year meeting lots of candidates who would like to work a season for us which I believe is one of the best things you could do. During November I return to Lapland as Resort Manager for 6 weeks of Christmas magic working alongside the Real Santa Claus.
‘Who am I?’ - I would say I am a happy & smiley person who loves all things to do with Christmas, Snow, travelling, musicals & Disney! During my winter seasons, I have learnt to Snowboard & Ski and have developed a love for snowboarding.