About us

Fred. Olsen Travel offers worldwide holidays, cruises, city breaks, weddings & honeymoons, exhilarating adventures and much, much more. With a range of different specialisms providing online inspiration and high street travel agencies across East Anglia and the south coast.

Established in 1988, the business gathered pace with a series of high-street retail shops in East Anglia, which were later joined by agencies in Dorset and Hampshire. More recently, it has diversified online with the introduction of websites focusing on river cruising, city breaks and even expeditions to Antarctica and the North Pole. This is all provided by the Fred. Holidays brand, which continues to expand its online portfolio with authentic offerings all over the world. Additionally, Fred. Olsen Travel is the UK general sales agents for Star Clippers, Amadeus River Cruises and American Cruise Lines.

Our travel experts offer a friendly and professional service. They all have first-hand experience and are well travelled, covering many holiday locations around the world.

Our strength is independence, ensuring that we can offer bespoke holidays by researching the best options from the whole travel market.  Calling upon the widest choice of specialist travel companies, we will always aim to offer the right holiday at the right price.

If you are planning a journey for business, do not hesitate to let us take care of that too. Whether you are booking flights with EasyJet, Eurostar services, chauffeured cars, parking at a hotel or any other business travel requirements, we will always be able to source the most competitive price.

Finally, we have a dedicated group of cruise franchisees located in every corner of the country, offering a friendly and approachable service in their local area. This makes up our extensive GoCruise & Travel network, which offers the chance for you to start your own franchise too if you wish.

Come and work with us

We have career opportunities to suit everyone. Whether you are preparing to leave school, college, sixth form, have recently graduated or simply looking to take your career in a different direction our schemes offer a solid grounding for career progression.
At Fred. Olsen, we know that our people are our future. Nurture those you've worked hard to attract. Learn from each other. Invest in the talents around you and embrace change. It's a philosophy that makes our organisation a favourite employer in East Anglia and now further afield. It stems back over 150 years from when the Olsen family first ventured into the ship-owning business.

With all of our employees, we aim to invest in your career and personal development through a variety of different methods, ranging from In-House Training through to professional qualifications.

We take pride in nurturing talented individuals, working with you as you develop your skills and expertise to play a key role in the business. In addition to company benefits, we’ll also invest in your skills and development. You can grow within Fred Olsen and get the most out of your career here.


Our apprenticeship programs are open to all and offer a chance to earn money while you gain an accredited qualification. We offer apprenticeships in Travel Consultancy, Customer Service, Business Administration, Marketing and ICT. We work with a local training provider who will support you through completing your qualification.
We have a dedicated Early Careers Coordinator - Geminesse Curtis, who will assist you through your application, interview and apprenticeship. If you have questions about our roles before you apply, please feel free to contact her at geminesse.curtis@fredolsen.co.uk

Whilst on your apprenticeship journey you will be fully supported by your manager, your training consultant and our early careers coordinator.

Work Experience

We recognise that work experience is an invaluable way to gain insight into our business and the way we work. We have opportunities for 1 or 2 weeks work experience placement at some of our offices.

If you are interested in completing work experience with us, please go to our work experience page and complete the form and we will be in contact.

Graduate Scheme

Here at Fred. Olsen we offer graduate schemes, during your graduate placement, you will receive support throughout their training, with a dedicated mentor and regular one-one sessions with talented colleagues.
To ensure you have a wide experience of both industry and the Fred. Olsen business, this 24-month programme has been divided into four separate phases. These phases are designed to give you many different experiences within a global company.


An internship is a great way to gain work experience. An internship will offer you a chance to spend time with Fred. Olsen and learn new skills. This programme is for undergraduates and you will be required to study particular degree disciplines depending on the area of the team you’re interested in.

If you are interested in an internship with us, please complete the contact form

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