ONE of Barrhead’s most successful firms is to create more than 100 jobs as it expands its workforce to record levels, writes Monica Gibson.

Barrhead Travel, which is one of the UK’s fastest-growing travel agents in the UK, is aiming to boost the size of its more than 1,000-strong workforce to meet growing customer demand for cruises, beach holidays and city breaks.

The award-winning travel agency is recruiting scores of staff for its flagship store in Oswald Street, Glasgow, and will also bring on board a further 25 modern apprentices this year, which will take the company’s total trainee intake in 2017 to 85.

The Barrhead-based outfit also has plans to increase the number of modern apprentices it trains to 100 in 2018, as part of its ambition to have a ratio of one apprentice for every five employees.

The new jobs are in addition to the 149 recruits the company has achieved so far in 2017.

The modern apprentice roles available range across all areas of the Barrhead Travel business, including sales, marketing, business development, digital marketing and training.

Sharon Munro, CEO 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.”

To find out more, call Barrhead Travel’s recruitment team on 0141 223 6655 or email