25 FEBRUARY 2019
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Following a similar move for pilots (see this issue) and reflecting wing demand from the industry, specialist education providers Travilearn and Skills Training UK have together designed a new apprenticeship standard course for business travellers.
The programme, ‘Pathway to Business Travel Professional’, is available to employers by using the Government Apprenticeship Levy. Levy-paying employers can access 100% funding, with 90% available to non-levy paying organisations.
The course focuses on job roles that are the first point of contact with clients in the business travel sector and that involve delivery of high-quality products and services to corporate buyers, bookers and business travellers themselves.
Travilearn managing director Karen McKenna said: “Strong global growth in the corporate travel sector has increased the demand for good staff and management, and organisations are struggling to attract candidates with the right sets of skills.
“Those already in the industry also need to have the type of training that provides them with the knowledge for career advancement and personal development”.
Completion of the apprenticeship will lead to eligibility to join the Institute of Customer Service as an individual member at professional level and the industry-recognised GTMC Business Travel Professional Diploma, Level 1.
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