Travel Consultant Apprentice


Apprenticeship summary

Barrhead Travel is looking to grow its next generation of travel specialists! Welcoming Apprentices into the Barrhead Travel family to experience the joy of making holiday dreams come true. You will earn a salary, gain hands-on experience and achieve a nationally recognised qualification whilst being part of a global award-winning business.

Apply To Vacancy

Closing date: May 17, 2024

LCR BeMore
Β£12,480 a year
Total hours per week:
Expected duration (weeks):
Positions (available):
Date posted:
April 17, 2024
Possible start date:
June 1, 2024
Apprenticeship level:


The position is 37.5 hours per week and will be based in one of our retail stores.

  • You’ll work in a fun, busy environment gaining first-hand experience about everything you need to know about working in the travel industry
  • You will communicate with your colleagues who will help coach you in mastering a range of travel agent responsibilities, interact with our customers and support the team with sales or admin duties as required
  • You will learn how to handle client enquiries, research holiday destinations, make holiday reservations, process transactions, provide excellent customer service and much more
  • You will meet suppliers and learn all about products and services that are sold in store. Building fantastic supplier relationships along the way

At Barrhead Travel we invest heavily in our people and are proud to have recently been named as one of the Telegraph’s Happiest Places to Work, as voted for by our people. We have a suite of Wellbeing Champions to support our team’s health and happiness.

We also offer a fantastic benefits scheme with generous discounts on personal travel and high street retailers, and there are also fantastic educational opportunities to travel the world and experience destinations and cultures first hard.

You will gain a Level 3 Travel Consultant qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Training and training location to be confirmed.

  • On completion of your apprenticeship, you will secure a permanent position at Barrhead Travel and see your career take-off in travel with our bespoke progression and development plan.



Since Barrhead Travel was founded in 1975, the multi-faceted business has grown from one small shop in Glasgow suburb of Barrhead, to now being one of the UK’s biggest retail travel firms with over 80 branches, more than 700 employees and myriad business awards. Most recently this British travel agency has won Best Cruise Retail Agency and Best Large Travel Agency in Scotland for 18 years running. Barrhead Travel has also been recognised for the past five consecutive years as one of the Best Companies to Work For. Barrhead Travel offers attentive and personalised service by highly trained specialists in both long and short-haul destinations including cruise, ski-holidays and tour-based excursions. Over the years the business has expanded in many avenues including the inception of the Brilliant Travel division which oversees the managed service branches and home-based travel specialists, and Barrhead Business Travel which oversees corporate travel. In early 2018, Barrhead Travel embarked on a new chapter with its acquisition by one of North America’s largest travel companies, Travel Leaders Group. Barrhead Travel will retain its distinct brand identity and heart-felt values whilst gaining access to industry-leading technology, exciting new markets and significant expansion opportunities.


Training Provider:


Apprenticeship standard:

Travel consultant (level 3)