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Travel Consultant

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A travel consultant advises customers about travel arrangements for business or leisure within the UK or abroad and sells them travel packages or separate elements. They usually specialise in either leisure or business travel.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

As a Modern Apprentice, you would usually start on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £3.90 an hour (1 April 2019).

Starting pay before commission can be about £15,000 to £25,000 a year. You may also get discounts on life insurance or on holiday packages you buy for yourself and your family.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Vacancies appear in trade journals such as Travel Weekly, Travel Trade Gazette and on websites which advertise travel jobs such as traveljobsearch.com. Once you have experience you can register with a travel related employment agency such as New Frontiers.

Some firms specialise in holidays, some specialise in business travel and some do both. The ABTA website lists vacancies in the companies which are members of ABTA.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
3155
0.7 %
RISE
2024
3177
  United Kingdom
2019
37656
1 %
RISE
2024
38050

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) Ltd
Tel: 020 3117 0599
Website: https://abta.com/
Twitter: @ABTAtravel
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABTAlovetravel

Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT)
Tel: 0844 4995 653
E-mail: admin@itt.co.uk
Website: http://www.itt.co.uk/
Twitter: @ittnews

People 1st - Careers That Move
Website: http://www.careersthatmove.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.people1st.co.uk/
Twitter: @p1stgroup

People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. Careers That Move is in association with People 1st and the UKSP. It is the careers website for passenger transport and travel.

Springboard
Tel: 020 7921 0420
E-mail: info@springboarduk.org.uk
Website: http://www.careerscope.uk.net
Website (2): http://springboard.uk.net/
Twitter: @Springboard_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpringboardUKCharity/

Springboard UK promotes career opportunities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries.

TUI Travel PLC
Tel: 0800 169 5692
E-mail: recruitment@tui.co.uk
Website: http://tuijobsuk.co.uk/work-at-tui-travel/
Twitter: @TUIUKJobs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tuijobsuk/

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