Last chance to apply for Abta LifeLine 2015 bursary

Last chance to apply for Abta LifeLine 2015 bursary

Abta LifeLine has reissued a plea for applications from travel industry employees for its 2015 bursary.

The charity has up to £2,000 a year available as a bursary for course fees for a vocational or professional qualification for anyone who is struggling financially. It has now extended the deadline from July 17 to July 31.

The successful recipient will gain the opportunity to attend key industry events and spend a day with an Abta member company, Midcounties Co-op Travel or Kuoni, to gain experience of a different organisation.

He or she will also be asked to write a blog for Travel Weekly and Abta LifeLine’s website and may be asked to speak about their experiences.

The bursary is supported by Travel Weekly in memory of Colin Heal, a long-serving industry leader and Abta LifeLine trustee, who died in May 2013.

Director Trudie Drake said: “This bursary is a fantastic opportunity for someone in our industry to undertake an educational qualification and further their career, someone who otherwise would be unable to do so. We would love to reach more travel agents and encourage them to apply."

The first bursary recipient, Classic Collection business trainee Melissa Camp, faced giving up her job or her business management degree course when her father died and left her to take care of her younger brother, who suffers from Asperger syndrome.

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