One of Barrhead’s best-known firms is giving young people the chance to pursue a career in the travel industry.

Following the successful relaunch of its Modern Apprenticeship programme last year, Barrhead Travel has announced it will create a further 50 positions over the next 12 months.

Delivered in partnership with two education providers, the programme is bespoke to Barrhead Travel and offers a hybrid of college and workplace learning.

The company has said that, as more than half of last year’s apprenticeships were filled within six months, it will create an additional 50 roles across its retail network and head office.

By the end of this year, each Barrhead Travel store will have at least one apprentice, while sales support departments, including digital marketing, HR and business development, will offer tailored opportunities.

Jacqueline Dobson, president of Barrhead Travel, said: “I started my career as a trainee, so I can attest to the benefits of encouraging young people into travel with a blended approach to education and on-the-job learning.

“During the pandemic, there were very few opportunities for apprentices across the travel industry and we have seen the impact this had on businesses last year.

“Young people make up the backbone of travel, so investing in robust training and learning opportunities to encourage school, college and university leavers to consider a career in travel is beneficial for the entire travel ecosystem.

“We’ve noticed the increase in demand for careers in travel rising in tandem with the demand to travel. It’s once again taking its rightful place as one of the most attractive industries to work in, thanks to the perks and the people.”

For details of the apprenticeships on offer, visit