Indie Campers launches graduate programme as it eyes growth

Candidates for Indie Campers' graduate programme

The conditions are perfect for a surge in outdoor tourism in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and this has already been seen in the leisure vehicle industry, where sales and rentals are reaching record highs.

One company that is anticipating an uptick in demand is Indie Campers, a campervan rental company based in Lisbon, which now operates out of 40 locations.

It has launched a graduate programme to attract fresh talent straight out of university for an opportunity to join the business at an exciting time.

Hugo Oliveira, CEO and founder of Indie Campers, said: “I started the company right after finishing university and we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the talented people working with me on this journey.

“Most of our employees have joined fresh out of university, and grown with the company by balancing what they lack of experience with passion, commitment, hard-work, self-drive and creativity.”

Applications are open until June 4th, when Indie Campers will select the top 15 candidates to join the team as junior associates on a nine-month, full time, paid contract.

This will give them the opportunity to develop their skills within the industry and the top performers will then be invited to stay on working with the team at the company’s headquarters.

Indie Campers aims to become the number one road trip marketplace, which is particularly impressive when you realise it was operating with just three employees from a small office in 2015.

Now, more than 200 people from in excess of 30 countries work to match over 2,000 campervans, motorhomes and converted fans with prospective holidaymakers.

In the UK alone, Indie Campers offers leisure vehicles to hire out of locations in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Further afield, Reykjavik, Lisbon and Porto, which lie within green list countries from May 17th, also operate as Indie Campers hubs.