Swaffham apprentice excels in travel firm

Pictured, from left, are  Ian Pritt, training manager at Premier Travel, Kayleigh Rowland, apprentice at the Swaffham branch and Amy Flower, from Cambridge Regional College.
Pictured, from left, are Ian Pritt, training manager at Premier Travel, Kayleigh Rowland, apprentice at the Swaffham branch and Amy Flower, from Cambridge Regional College.

The world of work has become an exciting place for an apprentice in Swaffham who helps customers find their dream holiday.

Kayleigh Rowland, joined Premier Travel’s apprenticeship scheme in July when it was launched last year.

And the scheme has proved so successful for the independent travel firm, that it is looking to expand it this year.

This week, National Apprenticeship Week, Kayleigh described how the scheme had helped her to learn new skills. She said: “What I’ve enjoyed most is selling a destination to a customer and hitting people’s expectations.

“I’m proud of some of the things I’ve achieved in such a short space of time. In December I was crowned the top seller in our branch which was a real confidence booster and I’ve also learned a lot about trade regulations and how these affect the business I work in.

“I’m a big advocate for apprenticeship schemes and would recommend for people thinking about signing up for one to give it a go. My aim is to gain even more knowledge about legislations and business that the apprenticeship units in the programme are based on and to gain the qualification that I’ve been working hard towards since I started.”

Leisa Pritt, manager of Premier Travel’s Swaffham branch, said: “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed guiding Kayleigh through the scheme and watch as her confidence and knowledge has developed.”

Premier’s apprenticeship scheme, which launched in conjunction with Cambridge Regional College last summer, has been extremely popular with travel lovers across the region. Due to the success of the programme, the firm will be searching for at least two new apprentices this year within the Premier Travel Group. Details will appear on its website: www.premier-travel.co.uk/careers when they will be open to register later this year.