If you have a large family, do you wish that your children all outgrow their clothes at the same rate? No! That’s how we sometimes feel with a large portfolio of websites and a relatively small team of developers, copywriters and marketers.

It seems we’ve just relaunched World Airport Codes a short while ago, and then the Airport Parking Shop, but somehow missed the moment when one of the children in the travel website family ended up with trousers that look like shorts!

Car Hire Centre, our car hire comparison engine, has been helping travellers find and compare car rental deals across the globe since 2003 when it was first launched. However, the last time it was treated to a nice new smart outfit was 2006! Yes, the same year Nelly Furtado was hogging the top spot in music charts with her “Maneater” – admittedly, a year we’d rather move on from!

Fast forward to 2015, and we proudly present a newly designed mobile-friendly Car Hire Centre:

Car Hire Centre

Quite a few cobwebs had to be removed from the website, including updating the content (work is still in progress with this so bear with us!), speeding up the search, improving search results and ensuring the site was responsive and mobile-friendly. But above all, we gave our brand a smile!

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Content Creation

You don’t need a large company or to outsource a lot of work when it comes to content creation – we are a small team creating diverse content for a range of our own websites. Although I am the in-house content writer and editor, the process involves the whole team, so there’s a little bit of elbow grease required to produce successful content! Here’s how we make it work:

Finding that cracking idea

The travel market is heavily oversaturated with content, and we are potentially coming at it from a dry angle – airports and airport parking, amongst others! So we are all about creating content that is going to be engaging and helpful to our users.

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Just over a year ago here at Fubra we were busy preparing to interview over ten young individuals – all from within local area – for the two apprenticeship placements we’d advertised for. We were also a little apprehensive, as in most cases the CVs submitted were of someone very young, without previous work experience, without any know-how or exposure to an office work environment. However, we needn’t have worried, as what our candidates lacked in experience they made up for in enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn.

Paul Maunders, Fubra Ltd. co-founder and director, remembers: “We were looking to expand our marketing team, and so I began researching apprenticeships. I discovered the Social Media and Digital Marketing courses and felt that it would be a great fit for our business.”

In May 2014 Fubra Ltd. recruited two Digital Marketing apprentices, Will and Chris, who joined our marketing team and were trained both in-house and by the training provider Baltic Training in a range of link building techniques, SEO, content creation and inbound marketing, social media and affiliate partnership development. They have been key in testing some of our relaunched sites and mobile apps (such as Airport Parking Shop and Car Hire Centre); building online relationships and have taken part in our creative brainstorming sessions.

“I’m really happy with the contributions that they have made to our business since they joined,” said Paul Maunders. “So much so, we’re now looking for 2 more!”


We’re hiring! If you know someone who is considering becoming an apprentice and keen to earn as they learn, gain a qualification and get some work experience, send them our way. We will be announcing the two new apprenticeship in the next few weeks.


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Alice

Our team is growing! We are very excited to welcome Alice Fowler to our digital marketing team as an Online Content Editor/Writer.

In our efforts to update and overhaul most of the travel websites in Fubra’s portfolio, we were looking for an enthusiastic writer with a keen interest in travel, holiday budgeting, culture, and, of course, online media and technology.

Alice was a fantastic candidate: she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with BA (Hons) in Japanese Language and Contemporary Society with Politics, and spent a year in Japan as part of her degree. Here’s how she introduces herself:

“I spent four years at University learning Japanese and even spent my third year living and studying at a University in Nagoya, Japan, making amazing friends and memories as well as improving my language skills. A career in the field, however, wasn’t really for me, and I’ve spent the last few years focusing on my editing and proofreading skills whilst in an administrative / secretarial role at a small accountancy firm.”

“Throughout my time in Japan I really enjoyed keeping a blog to document my experience, and I’ve done the same with other aspects of my life as well. Now I am thrilled to be using my love of writing and editing in this exciting role with Fubra!”

Alice will be involved in content strategy and execution for a range of Fubra’s projects, including Airport Parking Shop, the network of Airport Guides (such as Heathrow Airport Guide) and other travel sites.

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With the portfolio of websites serving more than 2.5 million people a month, we are currently looking to expand our team to provide even better user experience, to create and share engaging and compelling content and to be even better at what we do, as we believe every new addition to the team is a great way to learn and improve.

If you are looking for a career opportunity in affiliate marketing and web content creation, these two roles might be just for you.

Affiliate & Ad Partnership Executive
Online Content Writer / Editor

We are growing and with several new projects in the pipeline, we’d absolutely love to hear from you.

Here at Fubra we are always looking for smart and creative people to join us in our office in Aldershot, Hampshire. Watch the video we shot last August to learn more about what it’s like to work here, or simply drop us a line at jobs@fubra.com.