World of luxury travel awaits senior internship winners

Ten Australian retirees have the chance to win a one-week internship at Luxury Escapes’ Melbourne headquarters.

They will also be eligible to win a luxury holiday of a lifetime to California, USA and Cabo, Mexico.

Coinciding with Victorian Seniors Month, the Senior Intern Program – open to Australians aged 60+ – aims to support the government’s plan to help older Australians stay in the workforce for longer.

The Senior Intern Program builds on the inaugural 2016 competition where the company selected a Victorian couple Jenny and Dennis McCarthy as winners of a two-day internship and trip to Bali.

“We are so impressed by Luxury Escapes’ commitment to our generation,” Jenny said.

“Retirement is just the beginning for Australians, and we think it’s so important that retirees are exposed to the modern workforce. Luxury Escapes opened our eyes to just how much nine to five jobs have changed.

“Australians are expected to live almost 10 years longer than they were 50 years ago, and the Internship is a great way of proving there are many options for us to live our lives to the fullest.

“Luxury Escapes HQ was a fantastic place to work, not to mention our incredible trip that let us put to the test all the skills we learnt during our internship.”

Luxury Escapes’ Co-Founder and CEO Adam Schwab said the company was pleased to be expanding its Senior Intern Program in 2018, and simultaneously supporting this year’s federal budget, which announced a raft of measures to help older Australian employees with careers in the modern workforce.

“Seniors throughout Australia have the opportunity to apply to become the Luxury Escapes Senior Intern,” Mr Schwab said.

“We pride ourselves on offering a vibrant culture fostering inclusion, wellbeing and personal and professional development, and the program demonstrates to our interns how the workplace has changed over time.

“Our team will help the winners up-skill in social media and teach them how to create amazing content, among other fun activities like table tennis championships, in-house massages, unlimited Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, yoga and meditation classes.”

Luxury Escapes was founded five years ago and is one of Australia’s largest home-grown, ecommerce businesses with more than 200 employees. It operates on four continents, with an annual turnover of more than AU$300 million.

The 10 interns will be given a wardrobe to equip them for their week at Luxury Escapes’ headquarters. They will be dressed by iconic Australian brands Akubra, Sportscraft and STM Goods: attire fitting for when the winner accepts a trip of a lifetime to Cabo, Mexico and California, USA, including San Francisco, Yosemite, South Lake Tahoe, Sonoma, Palm Springs, Los Angeles.

The interns will live in Melbourne for five days and stay at the newest Luxury Escapes partner hotel, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, which reopens this month after a multi-million-dollar refurbishment, as the latest hotel in the TFE Hotels Collection, a portfolio of beautiful discovery hotels each with a sense of story, place and purpose.

Entries close on 22 October and the internship runs from 29 October to 2 November. The travel prize is taken from 27 November to 10 December.

For more information and to enter, visit Luxury Escapes website.

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