Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Hays Travel is recruiting for 699 new apprentices for branches across the UK and another 30 to work in its Sunderland head office.
Hays Travel is recruiting in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales for the first time following the takeover of the former Thomas Cook stores three months ago.
Since 2015, it has recruited over 860 apprentices to its two-year apprenticeship scheme, which guarantees a job on successful completion.
Almost half of Hays Travel's managers began as an apprentice.
Managing director John Hays said: "Apprentices are at the heart of our business and are the future of the travel industry. We have always placed huge value on bringing young people into the business, not least because they bring innovative ideas and in-depth knowledge in technology and online, helping us drive Hays Travel forward."
Victoria Hill, Hays Travel's head of recruitment, added: "We are looking for individuals who have passion, drive, and enthusiasm. We aim to develop our apprentices to their full potential, both during the apprenticeship and afterwards – many of our current management team started as apprentices."