Barrhead Travel to hire more than 50 apprentices

By Linsey McNeill
24/08/2022
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Barrhead Travel has relaunched its modern apprenticeship scheme to bring more young people into the industry. 

Initially, more than 50 positions will be created in its high street stores, but the group also intends to release further apprenticeship opportunities for head office roles including marketing, HR, and IT.

Barrhead said the scheme, being relaunched in partnership with a local college in Scotland and with a ‘well-known’ education partner in England, will offer a ‘hybrid’ model of both college study and workplace learning.

President Jacqueline Dobson said: “As someone who started their own career through anapprenticeship scheme, I know the impact that offering young people genuine development and progression opportunities can have. 

“The travel industry is built on talent from young people – with many of our leaders starting their careers as trainees. The pandemic paused apprenticeship intakes across the entire travel ecosystem but now, we must focus on re-engaging with young people to create a future talent pipeline. 

“We intend to continue engaging with schools, colleges and government bodies to share the reasons why encouraging young people to join the travel and tourism industry has myriad economic benefits. Travel is back – and we’re excited to play a part in shaping the next generation of industry leaders.”  

To find out more about Barrhead Travel’s Modern Apprenticeship programme, visit its website.

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