BARRHEAD Travel has embarked on a major staff training initiative in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College to boost the skills of its workforce.

Long-serving managers are to get 40 hours of paid time out of the business to focus on studies towards new qualifications.

Nine senior staff from support divisions such as marketing will complete a First Line Management qualification with the Chartered Management Institute.

Additionally, 16 will be put through the Level Three Coaching and Mentoring qualification.

These two-year courses will be supported by Glasgow Clyde College as Barrhead Travel’s external training provider.

Two internal trainers based at the Barrhead Travel training centre in Glasgow will be put through a further course called Awards and Education in Training, which is a City and Guild qualification.

Sharon Munro, president of Barrhead Travel, said: “We know the benefits of investing in training and development for our staff, which is why we make this a huge focus.

“We are going through a period of expansion at Barrhead Travel and we want our staff to grow with us.”