Barrhead Travel to create more than 100 jobs

Barrhead Travel to create more than 100 jobs

Barrhead Travel is to create more than 100 jobs in coming months.

Most of the 80 new staff roles will be destination specialists, ranging from cruise to longhaul, beach holidays and city-breaks and there will be positions at the agency’s flagship Glasgow store on Oswald Street as well as south of the border in Leicester and Newcastle.

There will also be 25 modern apprenticeships, in roles such as sales, marketing, business development, digital marketing and training – meaning the company will take in 85 trainees in 2017.

Barrhead, which has a workforce of more than 1,000 staff, plans to take on a further 100 apprentices next year as part of its ambition have a ratio of one apprentice for every five employees.

The new jobs add to the 149 recruits Barrhead Travel has employed so far in 2017.

Sharon Munro, chief executive of Barrhead Travel, said: “Our people are key to success in our business, and as such, we offer some of the best benefits in the travel industry. As well as a competitive salary, uncapped commission and a vibrant social events calendar, our specialists receive worldwide educational trips to gain in-depth knowledge and experience first-hand the holidays we offer our customers.

“We invest heavily in the training and development of our people; the opening of our dedicated Training Academy last year coupled with our experienced team of trainers supports increased training and progression opportunities for our teams across the UK.

“We are also very proud of our apprentices and the programme we have in place to support the development of their skills and careers. At Barrhead Travel we are committed to Modern Apprenticeships because we believe workplace training is an essential part of shaping the workforce of the future.”

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