Over the course of 2017, Travel Weekly will run a series of features and events focusing on the subject of apprentices in the travel industry, run in association with headline partner Virgin Holidays.

The series, which is also being backed by Abta, the GTMC and People 1st, will include features on the impact of the new apprenticeship structure on the travel industry, and will highlight companies and individuals as they adapt their businesses and develop potential leaders of the future.

David Geer, interim managing director of Virgin Holidays, said: “We are delighted to support Travel Weekly’s series of activity focusing on apprenticeships in the travel industry.

“Virgin Holidays introduced its popular apprenticeship scheme in 2012 and, like many others in the industry, we are looking closely at how the new apprenticeship levy and structure will affect how we continue to support and nurture the rising stars of travel.”

He added: “All companies need to be aware of the potential impact of the new approach to apprenticeships on their businesses, and we look forward to working with Travel Weekly to focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and ensure young people are given the opportunity to succeed in this industry.”

Keep checking back on this page throughout 2017 as we Focus on Apprenticeships

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