How Scots can bag dream job and get paid to travel the world

A travel agent has urged Scots across the country who want to travel the world to apply for a job with them.

Barrhead Travel say more than 500 members of staff have taken a trip of a lifetime in recent years as part of their day-to-day work route.

Employees have been sent to resorts in Mauritius and Jamaica, embarked on cruise ships up the Alaska coast and even visited destinations from Durban to Tokyo.

The firm say more of these opportunities are on offer to the right candidates as globe-trotting is an essential part of training to pass on insights and expertise to holidaymakers.

Staff are urged to take trips all over the world

Sharon Munro, CEO of Barrhead Travel, said: “Browsing the internet or flicking through a brochure is a great way to inspire ideas for a fortnight in the sun, but speaking with someone who has been there themselves remains the best way for customers to truly learn about holiday destinations.

“Now more than ever, holidaymakers are prioritising authentic experiences over fly-and-flop beach getaways which call for recommendations from an expert who has been there.

“Familiarisation trips are integral part of developing the expert knowledge and advice we provide our customers with. Our staff return filled with amazing stories of their adventures and share their first-hand experiences with their colleagues and customers.

“This is another reason why Barrhead Travel continue to expand our branch network – customers can trust and rely on our experts to help them find their next dream holiday.

“People who join our family of sales people and work hard can get a chance to make travel a core part of the job.”

Jade Semple, Business Development Manager, joined Barrhead Travel when she was just 16.

Since then she has been on familiarisation trips to Dubai and locations in the US.

This is in addition to travelling extensively for travel conferences in Berlin, London and Washington DC.

Jade said: “The training and development I have received at Barrhead Travel has been phenomenal since I joined. Sometimes when I’m travelling abroad to somewhere amazing I can barely believe my luck that this is all part of the job.

“It just goes to show that if you work hard and follow your passion, at Barrhead Travel it can really take you places.”

If interested in applying, please email your CV & covering letter to: or call – 0141 223 6655.

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