Hays Travel plans recruitment drive lift-off

A spike in holiday bookings has sparked a recruitment drive for one travel agency.

As holiday bookings rise in anticipation of the further lifting of restrictions on people travelling abroad, Hays Travel, the UK’s largest high street travel agency has announced plans to recruit experienced travel agents, as well as to relaunch a pre-pandemic drive to take on 700 apprentices.

Irene Hays, chair and joint owner of Hays Travel, which acquired Thomas Cook last year, said: “We will welcome people with the right skills and experience who can do their bit to help our industry recover and help more people get a holiday to look forward to.”

On the revival of the drive to take apprentices, Hays added: “By September there will be lots of school leavers who might be interested in a career in travel and our paid apprenticeships, with a job at the end of them, are a fantastic opportunity.”

• Comment below on this story. Or let us know what you think by emailing us at [email protected] or tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend.

Amazon pulls controversial job ads for ‘intelligence’ analysts

Two job adverts for analysts, whose duties would include monitoring social media and other sources for organised labour activities, have been abruptly pulled by retail giant Amazon after creating controversy on both sides of the Atlantic.

3 September 2020

APPOINTMENTS: 1-4 SEPTEMBER 2020

This week’s appointments include: MET Marketing, Recruit 2 You

People 1 September 2020

New Street Consulting Group undergoes rebrand

Overseas expansion plans play a major role in future strategy for people solutions provider New Street Consulting Group.

New to Market 26 August 2020

People 1st International partners with charity to help travel industry

Skills expert People 1st International is helping people in the travel industry to transfer to other sectors.

12 August 2020
Top