Free Training for Jobseekers with the Irish Travel Agents Association

The Irish Travel Agents Association has announced that they have allocated a number of positions on their upcoming Travel Professionals Essential Skills Programme for jobseekers. The programme will begin on the 21st April, with twenty days of training and twenty days of work experience within a member company.  In previous years participants have found that their employability was greatly enhanced after completing a course with the Travel Professionals Skillnet and many found employment within the sector shortly after.


Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA said of the scheme; “Our members have indicated that there is currently a deficit of suitably trained job applicants within the Irish Travel Industry, we hope that by making free training available to jobseekers that we can provide highly skilled workers for the industry and help jobseekers find work in a great sector of employment.”


To be considered for a place on the Travel Professionals Essential Skills Programme applicants should; have a passion for travel, a desire to learn, strong people skills and most importantly, they must be a jobseeker.


Anyone interested in a career in the travel industry who would like to avail of this opportunity presented by the Irish Travel Agents Association can send their CV and cover letter to Fionnuala at the Travel Professionals Skillnet or call 01 417 9696.


Another imitative run by the ITAA is the Travel Professionals Skillnet, where they offer jobseekers the opportunity to avail of free training. There are a diverse range of course options available including; Supervisory Management, Customer Service, Marketing, Presentation Skills and Web Analytics. The extensive range of programmes available to jobseekers can be viewed online at:


The Irish Travel Agents Association represents Ireland’s travel industry and was founded in 1971. The Association brings together 100 member companies covering 161 outlets in different towns and cities throughout the Republic of Ireland. ITAA members are licensed by the Commission for Aviation Regulation and fully bonded providing full financial protection for their customers.


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