About Us

Working At ATU

We employ and motivate the most qualified employees in airport retail, collaborating with them to achieve success in our operations together. We match our employees with the best suited jobs and provide comprehensive training and development. Moreover, we strive to identify high-potential employees and guide them to higher positions.

Travel Values



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Duty Free Stores

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Travel Happy Culture

We approach all of our business with ATU Style so that our customers who feel like a star, who receive genuine attention and have a good time leave the store happily.

Listen & Connect

We have a core duty free sales team that welcomes you with a smile, listens carefully and carefully, makes you feel special by establishing a bond, and inspires you with your needs.

Service Ceremony

We have a retail sales team that welcomes you happily and smilingly, takes care of the heart, makes you feel special, cares for details, shares and inspires.

ATU Leadership

Courageous and agile leaders with open mind, big heart, quick hands, positive and dynamic spirit lead our team.

Are you going to be a part of us?

We bring unique talents to our family, believe in the diversity of different cultures and invest in our future at all airports we exist around the world.

If you want to be a part of our family in the following departments, you can share your current CV with the human resources team via happycareer@atu.com.tr.

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Business Development
  • Purchasing & Buying
  • Category
  • Supply Chain
  • IT & SAP
  • Corporate Communications
  • Marketing Department
  • Operations & Sales (Ankara, Alanya, Bodrum, Istanbul, Izmir, Batumi, Kutaisi, Tbilisi, Riga, Ohrid, Skopje, Medina, Salalah, Djerba, Enfidha, Carthage, Monastir, Tabarka, Tozeur, Sfax)

From the moment you become a candidate, a recruitment process where you feel the “Happy ATU Culture” will start. You will continue to experience this culture with the help of the adaptation program specially designed for you and a “Buddy” assigned to you from the moment your career starts at ATU.

We fulfill your development needs in your career journey through ATU Retail Institute where we manage for all operations in Turkey and abroad from the Istanbul Center Office. Our training programs consist of foreign language, personal development and technical training with an internal instructor staff of 80 people, as well as professional trainers. It continues with supporting processes such as coaching and mentoring.

You should be ready for career mobility with ATU Talent and 180 ‘Performance Management System (monthly/6 months).Through internal postings, you can apply for positions that are transparent and where everyone can benefit from equal opportunities, and you can create your own career path by participating in the Assessment and Development Centers.

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Dynamic Workforce

Happy Employee, Happy Customer, Happy ATU Culture

Assignments in different countries / cities are at the center of our lives and keep us vigorous. Your career that started as a sales specialist, can continue as team leader or operations manager in different countries.

  • Ali Murat Şen

    He started his ATU career as a sales and payment consultant at Ataturk Airport and took on managerial responsibilities in the store. In 2003, he was appointed as a human resources specialist by applying to the internal announcement published by the human resources department. Afterwards, he worked as human resources manager and human resources director, respectively. Between 2017, he transferred to ATU group company TAV Holding as human resources coordinator. He is currently working as the training, development and management systems coordinator at ATU.

  • Ali Zan

    He started his career in 2009 as a Sales and Payment Consultant at ATU. Later, he continued his career in different categories at Istanbul Atatürk Airport and assumed management duties in the store. During this period, besides his current duties, he took part in different projects within the company as an Internal Coach and Internal Trainer.  Also, He was included in the Talent Management 2017 program organized by Gebr. Heimann. He has been working as Operations Manager in Medina since 2019.

  • Büşra Taymaz

    She started her career in ATU as a Human Resources Business Partner in 2015 and then worked as a Human Resources Manager in charge of the management of the Global HR Business Partnership team. Currently, She is holding the position of Senior HR Partner Global responsible for Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Near East and Scandinavian countries at Gebr Heinemann's head office Hamburg, which is one of ATU's partners.

  • Emre Kurtlar

    He started his ATU career in 2000 at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. After working in different sales staff and store concepts in the Istanbul operations team, he again assumed different executive roles in Istanbul. He has been working as İzmir Regional Operations Manager since 2015.

  • Hande Balaban

    She started her career at ATÜ in 2004 and took on managerial responsibilities in the operation. Also, she was included in the "Talent Management 2017" program organized by Gebr. Heinemann. She is currently working as Celine Store Manager in ATU Boutiques Operation.

  • Murat Çınar

    He started his ATU career in 2000 as a Sales and Payment Consultant at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. After working in different sales staff and store concepts in the Istanbul operation team, he again took different managerial roles in Istanbul. He has been working as the North Macedonia Operations Manager since 2015.

Company Culture

Providing Outstanding Service

Providing Outstanding Service

Taking Responsibility

Taking Responsibility

Respecting Differences

Respecting Differences

 Development of Self and Others

Development of Self and Others

Possesing a Fighting Spirit

Possesing a Fighting Spirit

Cooperation and Solidarity

Cooperation and Solidarity



Team Awards

  • Heinemannschaft Sales Competition (September)
  • Heinemannschaft Sales Competition (October)
  • La Prairie Diamond Award 
  • Clarins E-Pro Contest
  • IPAD Award
  • Heinemannschaft ‘Feel the Summer’ Seasonal Sales Competition (May)
  • Heinemannschaft ‘Feel the Summer’ Seasonal Sales Competition (June)