Lloyd Cross, regional sales manager at Jet2holidays, tells Charlotte Flach about his passion for developing his team and how he has risen up through the ranks
At 27 years old, Lloyd Cross has worked his way up to regional sales manager for the whole of Scotland and the north of England at Jet2holidays. Although he is passionate about his career and dedicated to his team, Cross has not always worked in the travel industry.
After leaving school at 16 because he “preferred the idea of work to education”, Cross went on to work for Santander for three years, making his way up from behind the counter to banking advisor. “There was lots of selling involved, which really excited me,” he says.
His career took a turn when he got chatting to one of his dad’s work colleagues, who worked as a sales executive for Jet2.
“I met someone at Jet2 who told me all about his day-to-day role travelling all around the country. I decided to move from my family home in Scotland down to Leeds and applied for a job as a sales advisor in Jet2’s call centre.”