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About Us

At Wander, we are passionate about the world of travel and the people who bring our journeys to life from behind the scenes. Whether it be the social media teams from a hotel booking app or the operations people for a cruise around the Caribbean; the tech teams behind a flight to Spain or the sales people for a global holiday review website. For us, the travel industry and the people in it are most the dynamic and exciting in the world. It should be first choice for anyone seeking a fulfilling career and their next life challenge.

We believe the travel sector should continue to lead and to innovate and that also applies to how it finds, hires and retains it’s workforce.

We want to change expectations on how the contemporary world of work is meant to behave. We’re here to challenge attitudes towards key employment ideas such as flexible working and to ensure we are instrumental in creating a workplace that is more diverse, flexible and accessible to all.  

 
 
 
 
 
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Wander Champions

  • Diversity and equal opportunities for a dynamic workforce.

  • Developing motivated and committed employees.

  • The space for new voices and ideas, regardless of past experience.

  • Building long term relationships, and fulfilled teams.

  • Access to the best talent, no matter what.


Wander’s values are bought to life by bringing a wealth of recruitment experience to client briefs and through helping our clients navigate a changing recruitment landscape.

With our candidates, we seek to broaden the talent pool through developing confidence and reaching out to those often overlooked in traditional recruitment. Our aim is to build a modern and exciting workforce through exploring new ways of connecting employers and employees.

 
 
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The Team

 
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Ricky Wilkes

Wander was founded by Ricky Wilkes in 2019. Ricky is an experienced small business mentor with 20 years of management, sales, marketing, HR and recruitment expertise behind him. He is a non-exec director of a multi award-winning travel tech start-up and the board member of a gender equality organisation.

He has a love for the natural world, photography, emerging technologies and film and is also a passionate follower of rugby.

Having spent the last 14 years in the travel industry, he created Wander to challenge the status quo of how the leading brands of the sector find, hire and retain their talent.


 
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Flora Richardson

Flora Richardson crafted a long and rewarding career as senior consultant for one of the UK’s leading digital & media recruitment consultancies before embarking upon a record-breaking role at the world's leading travel comparison site KAYAK and most recently Rightmove.co.uk

She lives by the sea and is never too far away from a sailing boat, her black Labrador Sausage and a glass of rose.

Her passion for the travel industry as well as in depth knowledge of the fast-changing technology landscape, the engine behind how people interact with travel brands, is where her expertise lies.