Travel Counsellors creates scholarship programme to support young people

Travel Counsellors has created a graduate scholarship programme designed to support young people keen to join the travel industry.

Up to 10 people with no prior experience in travel will earn a place on the Academy Scholarship programme, which the agency says is worth £10,000 each.

As part of the application process, each candidate must submit a business plan which will be reviewed by the Travel Counsellors recruitment team. Successful applicants will then be invited to pitch their idea to a panel of industry experts at the agency’s support team centre in Manchester in May.

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Winners of the scholarship will receive a package of benefits, including a six-month training and onboarding programme, 10 days of virtual classroom training, a personal mentor, 12-month membership to Clia and ITT, and access to Travel Counsellor’s digital platform Phenix.

Applications are open now and will close on April 30.

Matt Harding (pictured), director of franchise sales, said: “We’re thrilled to launch our Travel Counsellors Academy Scholarship programme, which supports young, ambitious entrepreneurs looking to set up their own travel business and provide unparalleled travel experiences for customers.

“The initiative will offer up to 10 graduates the chance to embark on their entrepreneurial journey with full, comprehensive support through our Travel Academy programme, eliminating the financial barrier with a waived £10,000 fee.

“Our commitment to attracting the next generation of business owners to our community, providing unwavering support in their career journey and unlocking individual potential is something we are truly passionate about. We look forward to welcoming applicants and reviewing their travel business pitches.”

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