Travel recruitment agencies are warning former XL Leisure Group staff they must be patient after the market was flooded by the 1,700 people who lost their jobs when the company collapsed two weeks ago.

Many former staff have been approaching recruitment agencies to look forreplacement work only tofindtheir options are limited.

London-based New Frontiers senior recruitment manager Jose Cofone has been approached by 51 formerXL staff, from yield analysts to cabin crew.

“The market is quiet at the moment and there are not many jobs out there,” he said.

“It could pick up once Christmas bookings start coming in, so people should be patient and make sure their CV is the best it can be.”

Select Appointments Swansea recruitment adviser Paul Southard added: “There are some cold calling jobs out there, but not many long–term opportunities. Job seekers need to look at learning new skills through training and remember to stay positive.”