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Become a product leader at TravelPerk

TravelPerk’s 24-month Associate Product Manager (APM) program empowers you to build the next generation of products in travel.

Deadline for applications: October 7th. Next APM program start date: Nov. 14th, 2022.

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What is the TravelPerk Associate Product Manager program?

The APM program’s mission is to develop world-class PMs that can run any team in the company at an exceptionally high standard with zero supervision.

We invest heavily in our Associate Product Management program. The core curriculum of the ‘TravelPerk Product University’ includes an industry-leading software engineering bootcamp, 1-1 mentoring with Senior Leaders as well as special classes & workshops on core product methodologies.

An experience like no other

Grow

Grow

You’ll be given any resources you need to develop into a world-class product leader, including paid for a software engineering bootcamp as well as 1-1 mentoring from senior PMs.

You should be hyper-curious and crave learning.

Build

Build

You’ll go through four 6-month rotations to get a breadth of skills across different parts of the business. You will be building a wide variety of products from discovery to delivery.

You like building cool things that have real impact.

Connect

Connect

You will be part of a close community of individuals who will support each other & grow together. You will build lifelong connections with world-class leaders, mentors and all other TravelPerkers.

You believe in collaboratively pursuing ambitious goals.

Meet the APM Community

Steve
Audra
Isaac
Eliza

Fun fact: I featured in a movie about Covid-19 where I narrate part of the trailer with the Queen
What you did before: Chef / Founder / Software Engineer
Your interests: Fermentation, Playing musical instruments, 90's computer games, Modern technologies (AI, Blockchain, VR).
Program fave: Overseeing entire product lifecycle in a hyper-growth company. Working with and mentoring from some of the best senior product leaders around.

Steve
APM at Travelperk

Fun fact: I get quite competitive playing Mario Kart.
What you did before: Before joining the APM program, I worked in Customer Care and Product Ops at TravelPerk, where I learnt to empathise with customers, and became more curious about the secrets behind building a product that customers would love.
Your interests: Punk rock, climbing mountains and running.
Program fave: Having the support from Senior Product Managers but also getting the freedom and trust to find the right solution to a problem together with the team you are working with.

Audra
APM at TravelPerk

Fun fact: I’m half german, half mexican and have tried 1000 different beers!
What you did before: I worked at Monzo (fintech start-up) as an analyst in the Operations team.
Your interests: Sports, Travel, Food
Program fave: I love that there is quite a lot of room to grow and explore in a safe way. It feels like a good place to learn, make mistakes and ask a lot of questions, whilst ultimately being the owner of your own journey.

Isaac
APM at TravelPerk

Fun fact: I filmed a documentary about climate change in a remote region of the Bolivian Andes.
What you did before: I advised and invested on behalf of institutional clients for a global fund manager.
Your interests: Music, Travelling, Listening to podcasts (health, entrepreneurship, you name it!)
Program fave: The breadth of opportunities and exciting problems areas that you can own as an APM and the support you get from the amazing product community at TK.

Eliza
APM at TravelPerk

Fun fact: I featured in a movie about Covid-19 where I narrate part of the trailer with the Queen
What you did before: Chef / Founder / Software Engineer
Your interests: Fermentation, Playing musical instruments, 90's computer games, Modern technologies (AI, Blockchain, VR).
Program fave: Overseeing entire product lifecycle in a hyper-growth company. Working with and mentoring from some of the best senior product leaders around.

Steve
APM at Travelperk

Fun fact: I get quite competitive playing Mario Kart.
What you did before: Before joining the APM program, I worked in Customer Care and Product Ops at TravelPerk, where I learnt to empathise with customers, and became more curious about the secrets behind building a product that customers would love.
Your interests: Punk rock, climbing mountains and running.
Program fave: Having the support from Senior Product Managers but also getting the freedom and trust to find the right solution to a problem together with the team you are working with.

Audra
APM at TravelPerk

Fun fact: I’m half german, half mexican and have tried 1000 different beers!
What you did before: I worked at Monzo (fintech start-up) as an analyst in the Operations team.
Your interests: Sports, Travel, Food
Program fave: I love that there is quite a lot of room to grow and explore in a safe way. It feels like a good place to learn, make mistakes and ask a lot of questions, whilst ultimately being the owner of your own journey.

Isaac
APM at TravelPerk

Fun fact: I filmed a documentary about climate change in a remote region of the Bolivian Andes.
What you did before: I advised and invested on behalf of institutional clients for a global fund manager.
Your interests: Music, Travelling, Listening to podcasts (health, entrepreneurship, you name it!)
Program fave: The breadth of opportunities and exciting problems areas that you can own as an APM and the support you get from the amazing product community at TK.

Eliza
APM at TravelPerk

Applications for the September 2022 class of APMs are now open


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  1. APMs will go through a typical product manager interview cycle that aims to discover the primary skills we are looking for in PMs.
  2. After joining the program, the first 2 weeks will be your TK bootcamp experience, designed to get you ramped up on everything TravelPerk.
  3. After bootcamp, you’re up and running on your first rotation. With each subsequent rotation, you learn to take on more responsibility across various products that you choose.
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  1. During the program, all APMs must complete a training program for hard skills in Software engineering  (unless they have previous experience that exempts them e.g. computer science degree). This course is paid for by TravelPerk.
  2. At the end of the program, APMs will ‘graduate’ by presenting a case study on a key strategic topic to the entire TravelPerk product team 🎉

Deadline for applications: October 7th. Next APM program start date: Nov. 14th, 2022.

Frequently asked questions

Does TravelPerk cover the full cost of the bootcamp (software engineering)?

Yes, TravelPerk covers all costs related to these. A % of course fees will be ‘repayable’ if you leave TK within two years (duration of the program) or don’t graduate.

Do I need to complete the bootcamp if I already have a computer science degree?

No, if you have previous experience that exempts you from taking the training, like a computer science or data science degree, you do not need to complete the core training.

Do I need any previous experience being a product manager to get into the program.

No. Although it may help you, we think it’s more important you have the right attitude, curiosity & analytical mindset. In practice, we recruit from a variety of backgrounds. We ask for previous experience in a technical or analytical role in management consultancy, product management or software engineering. We also recruit from more entrepreneurial profiles.

How is the mentoring from PMs structured?

  • You will have one of our senior or principal product managers as your manager.
  • In your first 2 rotations, you will be supervised by a senior product lead who will ensure you get ready to run the squad responsibilities without supervision.
  • Additionally, you will have courses (part of ‘TK University’) that allow you to collect credits. All PMs at TravelPerk have to dedicate ‘core hours’ to delivering core training & mentoring to APMs.

When does the next intake start? How frequently do you hire APMs? How many positions are open?

  • The next APM program starts on Nov. 14th, 2022. The deadline for applications: October 7th.
  • TravelPerk hires a new ‘batch’ of APMs every 6 months. We generally hire 2 to 3 APMs per intake.