Geordies who fancy a bit of globetrotting can apply to travel the world – for free.
All they have to do is go on a world tour and blog about their experience.
The price comparison website comparethemarket.com, home of those lovable meerkats, is looking to recruit a “Travel Advisor” able to give guidance to students.
The big BUT is that candidates need to be a final-year university student based in the UK and over 21 years of age.
The successful applicant in a selection process will receive a round the world ‘Adventure Tour’ package to include:
The winner of the competition will also be given all the equipment needed to capture pictures and videos at destinations around the world.
The choice is up to the winner but could include Rio de Janeiro, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Taj Mahal in India or the Great Wall of China.
The travel advisor has have to visit at least eight different countries in their time away.
They will then send Comparethemarket.com pictures and videos at the end of each month with a blog post on the antics experienced.
The selected candidate will also receive £5,000 for their student union to use how they best see fit.
“Lots of students use our website for insurance before going travelling after university, so we wanted to also be able to provide some information on where to go and what to do,” Sam Grant, head of travel insurance from comparethemarket.com, said.
“Who better to curate this than a travelling graduate themselves? We understand that many students want to travel before committing to their first step on the career ladder. This is the perfect opportunity for someone to do just that. We’re excited to find our new Travel Advisor and can’t wait to see where their travels take them.”
To apply to be the Travel Advisor, candidates need to tell comparethemarket.com in less than 200 words what their ideal place to visit is and why. Entries close at midnight on 30 April 2017.
A team of Comparethemarket.com travel experts will choose a shortlist of five candidates before the final decision is made by the public. Each shortlisted candidate will be challenged with submitting a short video on YouTube explaining why they should be named ‘Travel Advisor’ and he or she with the highest number of votes will be packing their bags.