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Travel firm leads the way on apprenticeship scheme

SCOTLAND’s youth employment minister has called for more companies to invest in young people through apprenticeship schemes.

Angela Constance made the call during a visit to Barrhead Travel after the firm announced plans to engage 50 apprentices at branches across the country earlier this year .

Ms Constance said such investment is “the right thing to do” in difficult economic times and “the smart thing to do” to grow businesses.

Apprentices will get on-the-job training, travel expenses and staff benefits as they work towards an industry-recognised NVQ qualification in travel and tourism.

Ms Constance said: “This is absolutely the right thing to do in these difficult economic times and also the smart thing to do for business growth. I hope that the commitment shown by the company will encourage others to support our young people.”

 

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