Scotland business

Barrhead Travel to employ 50 modern apprentices

A travel firm has announced it to create jobs for 50 young apprentices across Scotland.

Barrhead Travel said it would invest more than £700,000 in taking on a team of modern apprentices.

The Glasgow-based company will begin recruiting immediately at its branches across the country.

The news follows a similar move by BT, which said this week it would hire up to 60 young apprentices at its contact centre operations in Dundee this year.

Barrhead Travel chief executive Sharon Munro said: "To help support the country's young workforce, our modern apprenticeship scheme will enable 50 young people in towns and cities across the country get into work.

"We are looking for applicants, aged 16 to 19, who have already left school, to join our retail travel branches throughout Scotland, including our travel superstore in Glasgow city centre."

Successful candidates will receive a training allowance, travel expenses and staff benefits as they work towards an NVQ qualification in travel and tourism.

On successful completion of the course, they will be given an opportunity to continue their career in the tourism industry with a permanent position at Barrhead Travel.

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