The first Tui degree apprentices have begun their studies at the University of Hertfordshire this week.
A total of 20 students have started their courses on the Tui management degree and the Tui solicitor apprenticeships.
The apprentices were welcomed to the university by Julie Newlan, pro vice-chancellor for business and international development at the University of Hertfordshire, alongside Tui UK & Ireland’s managing director Andrew Flintham and HR director Caroline Kitcher.
The Tui management degree apprenticeship is the first degree-level apprenticeship in the travel industry. It launched in December 2017 and attracted 475 applications from staff and external candidates.
There are 18 management and two solicitor apprentices.
Modules on the management degree include principles of marketing, accounting and global perspectives in business. The management apprentices will work full-time for Tui in a variety of roles on a rotation basis including its airline.
The solicitor apprenticeship programme was launched in July 2018 and combines on the job training and academic learning.
Flintham said: “We’re really excited to be here today to support our new apprentices on their first day of studying for the new degree level apprenticeships – the first of its kind in the travel industry.
“We’ve already welcomed our new apprentices to our head office and they’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting to know each other and starting to learn about our business. It’ll be fantastic to follow their progress and see where this new programme will take them – hopefully becoming our next future leaders.”