Glasgow-based chain Barrhead Travel says it has “thrown a lifeline to scores of unemployed Thomas Cook staff” by announcing 100 positions across its 34 stores.

The company’s Brilliant Travel division is also fast-tracking applications for up to 100 additional homeworkers or those looking to start their own independent agency through the Brilliant Travel Managed Partner model.

Barrhead is creating a team of people who can travel to meet potential candidates across the UK over the coming weeks, following the collapse of Thomas Cook.

Its new jobs are in cities and towns such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and Aberdeen.

Most positions available are customer-focused roles within the agency’s branches or specialist call centres.

There are also vacancies also in marketing, IT and business development.

Jacqueline Dobson, Barrhead Travel president, said: “We are very proud of our family ethos at Barrhead Travel and are keen to save jobs where we can and support industry colleagues from Thomas Cook.

“Many of us have very fond memories of Thomas Cook – both professionally and personally.

“We put a lot of support into developing our people and we believe we offer some of the best staff benefits in the industry.

“It’s clear that the teams from Thomas Cook are truly passionate about finding their clients’ dream holiday and we want to help them get back to doing what they do best as soon as possible.”

Barrhead Travel’s recruitment team can be contacted by emailing recruitment@barrheadtravel.co.uk or calling 0141 223 6655. It is fast-tracking all Thomas Cook applications. A full list of vacancies can be found by visiting https://www.barrheadtravel.co.uk/careers/current-vacancies

Pictured: Staff at Barrhead Travel head office, Oswald Street, Glasgow. © Malcolm Cochrane Photography

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