Free Training for Jobseekers with the Irish Travel Agents Association

Jobseekers in search of a career in the Irish Travel Industry are invited to apply for Free Training with The Travel Professionals Skillnet and Irish Travel Agents Association.


The Travel Professionals Essential Skills Programme runs once every year and this year, applications must be in beforeThursday 12th February. The programme will begin on Monday 9th March, with twenty days of training followed by twenty days of work experience. In previous years approximately 75% of participants have gained full-time employment on completion of this training.


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. You can find more information on this training opportunity and others at


The Travel Professionals Skillnet is an industry led training network, with opportunities for training support for jobseekers. There are a diverse range of course options available including; Supervisory Management, Customer Service, Marketing, Presentation Skills and Web Analytics.


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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