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Barrhead Travel announce 100 jobs to support Thomas Cook job losses

Posted: 30th September 2019

Barrhead Travel has announced that they have opened up 100 positions across their 34 branded stores across the UK.

The Glasgow-based travel company is expanding its workforce to help support those who have lost their jobs following the collapse of Thomas Cook, earlier this week. They plan on repositioning a team of people to travel to meet with potential candidates throughout the UK over the coming weeks.

The company has created a positions throughout the UK store network, with tens of new jobs across Scottish cities and towns including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.  Former Thomas Cook employees will bring a wealth of experience to the Barrhead Travel family and are being actively encouraged to contact the Barrhead Travel recruitment line.

Their Brilliant Travel division is also fast-tracking applications for up to 100 additional homeworkers or those looking to start their own independent agency through the Brilliant Travel Managed Partner model.  With an uncapped earning potential, there is no set up fee and members benefit from full training and support in marketing and administration.

Barrhead Travel said there continues to be growing customer demand for specialist holidays such as adventure travel, weddings & honeymoons, river cruise and luxury.

The majority of positions available are customer-focussed roles within their branches or specialist call centres however there are vacancies also available in marketing, IT and Business Development.

Jacqueline Dobson, President of Barrhead Travel, said:

“We are very proud of our family ethos at Barrhead Travel and are keen to save jobs where we can and support industry colleagues from Thomas Cook.  Many of us have very fond memories of Thomas Cook – both professionally and personally.

“We put a lot of support into developing our people and we believe we offer some of the best staff benefits in the industry. It’s clear that the teams from Thomas Cook are truly passionate about finding their clients’ dream holiday and we want to help them get back to doing what they do best as soon as possible.”

Barrhead Travel’s recruitment team can be contacted by emailing or calling 0141 223 6655 and are fast-tracking all Thomas Cook applications. A full list of vacancies can be found by visiting

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