STA Travel Talk
National 5 Travel and Tourism pupils had a visit from Alisdair Smith of STA Travel on Wednesday.
Alisdair gave a very interesting insight into his job as a Travel Agent, saying how every day is different and explaining the variety of tasks involved. The pupils were particularly interested in the incentives offered and the trips abroad!
Currently pupils are carrying out a Travel Agent role play exercise which covers some of the SQA outcomes. Staff have volunteered to be clients and pupils are researching holidays for them. Pupils will be examined on their customer service techniques.
STA Travel are again offering a 24 month apprenticeship in each of their 52 stores around the U.K. This is an excellent opportunity for a 16-18 year old to get some on the job training in an industry which can be difficult to access as employers want experience. The on line application process opens in March for an August start. Potential students should go to the STA website or see Mrs Kerr or Mr Creamer for further details.