Advantage commits to 50 new apprenticeships on A-level results day

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By Linsey McNeill
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Advantage Travel Partnership has announced a target of creating 50 new apprenticeships within the next 12 months on the day that young people across the country will be receiving their A-level results.

Advantage announced at its annual conference in May a new agreement with apprenticeship provider A S Training to offer its agency parents and travel management companies access to range of apprenticeship courses.

Ofsted has recently awarded A S Training a Grade 2 ‘good’ rating.

Advantage CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said said: “With the announcement that the government will be cutting funding to level three tourism courses, and the impact that this will have on new recruits coming into the industry, we want to help our members create apprenticeship opportunities to attract new talent into our economic sector across the UK.

“We have engaged with A S Training who will be supporting apprentices in their training and understanding of the travel industry, and as a business, we will be actively involved with their development through webinars and briefings from the Partnership’s management team.”

Since launching its partnership with A S Training, Advantage has placed apprentices with Polka Dot Travel, Destination Travel, Sunlounger Travel, Beverley Travel, Arrange My Escape, TravelTime World and Oakhurst Travel.

Julia said inspiring young talent at a grassroots level is ‘crucial’ for the industry.

She and her leadership team will also be looking to work with local colleges and universities, as well as the wider industry, presenting to students the merits of a career in the UK outbound travel industry, she said.

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