Apprentice Travel Consultant Althams Travel Services Limited

A Level 3 Apprentice Travel Consultant is required. Become a fully qualified Travel consultant for an Award-Winning Independent Travel Agent. You will be working in a customer service facing role, selling products and services, using communication skills and working as part of a team.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Saturday, 9.00am - 5.00pm, with 2 days off during the week.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    02 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000248723

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your main role will be assisting other members of staff as required and to learn about all aspects of the retail travel industry duties will include:

  • Meeting and greeting our customers 
  • Delivering five-star customer service
  • Marketing including social media and window displays
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing administration 
  • Updating customer files
  • Selling foreign exchange
  • Matching customer needs and advising customer on their holiday arrangements
  • Selling travel and related products to customers.

The training you will be getting

Travel Consultant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

The apprenticeship programme will consist of:

  • A fully embedded induction programme delivered by the employer and training provider 
  • Allocation of a training provider coach/tutor who will visit you in the workplace on a regular basis
  • Off-the-job education, training and on-line learning provided by the provider at one of our training centres or at employer’s premises
  • On the job training delivered by the employer
  • Quarterly formal progress review meetings with the providers coach/tutor and employer

The Apprenticeship structure:

The apprenticeship standard has two parts:

  • The Learning Journey - this incorporates the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are essential to the role, employer and industry.
  • Functional Skills – This part of the programme provides those apprentices who have not achieved GCSEs or equivalent in English and maths the opportunity to gain a qualification in English and mathematics. Those candidates that have achieved GCSEs or equivalent in these subjects may be exempt from taking Functional Skills.
  • Specific technical knowledge and skills training is provided by the employer. During the learning journey, apprentices will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate they have developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for the role and this portfolio will support the end-point assessment
  • The training and development delivered by the employer and provider will ensure the apprentice has developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours to be able to complete their end-point assessment

The End-Point Assessment – this takes place at the end of the programme and consists of the following:

  • Professional Discussion
  • Multiple choice knowledge test
  • My Journey - Showcase.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Many of our Althams Travel management team started their career as an apprentice and have progressed in a job they love
  • Althams Travel invest in our apprentices and grow and progress within the company and are encouraged to reach their full potential.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Friendly, Enthusiastic, Motivated, Desire to learn

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent maths and English (Grade 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

By offering our customers a fully independent service, we endeavour to find you the most comprehensive holiday deals available from leading holiday companies, as well as offering you impartial advice from our team of experienced branch or telephone sales advisors. ‘Best Large Agency’ Northwest England & North Wales Agent Achievement Award Winners 2021AAA ‘Best Large Agency’ North West England & North Wales in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 & 2022.

Employer

Althams Travel Services Limited

Address

57 Market Street

Wetherby

LS22 6LN

Contact

Andrea Fielding

andrea@trainingstation.me.uk

07936808138

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Training

Training provider

ROCHDALE TRAINING ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Travel consultant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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