Travel search site Skyscanner looks to replace CEO… Just for the day

PRESS RELEASE: This month Skyscanner is celebrating a milestone – 40 million people around the world now use the global travel search engine every month. And now one of them will get the chance to run the show.

While the success of Skyscanner is the result of collaboration by a skilled team of 600 staff, it would not have been possible without the initial vision and tenacity of founder and CEO Gareth Williams.

And so to “reward” him, Skyscanner is forcing Gareth to take a well-earned break and is now recruiting for a replacement to run the billion dollar company for the day.

The (very) temporary CEO will tour the Edinburgh head office, meeting the various teams and will be expected to cover a range of key duties including:

• Providing insight into Skyscanner’s flights, hotels and car hire products
• Testing changes to the site and apps
• Being interviewed by media
• Reviewing the company strategy
• Drawing weird doodles

Skyscanner spokesperson Mary Porter commented, “At Skyscanner we always say that our customers are at the heart of our business and this is our chance to prove it by bringing in one of them to take over as boss, providing us with the ultimate in user feedback. It’s a very exciting opportunity.”

The job is open to anyone who is eligible to work in the UK, regardless of experience – the only pre-requisite being a passion for travel. And there are no complicated application forms to fill in – this job application ( can be completed in just 50 words!

The successful applicant will not only benefit from this amazing work experience opportunity, but will also be rewarded with a pay cheque for £2,500 for their day’s work.

The deadline for applications is 30 August.

To find out more, or to apply for the role visit