Tui UK & Ireland has committed to providing 2,000 new apprenticeships by 2020 across both its stores and head office.
New schemes to become an aircraft engineer, a ‘digital expert’ and an IT specialist will be delivered.
The company is also committing to develop a new kind of apprenticeship scheme for pilots, which it claims will represent an industry first.
Working in collaboration with the Industry Skills Board, the new scheme will see changes to the funding system, making becoming a pilot “a more accessible career option for many”.
Caroline Kitcher, HR director at Tui UK & Ireland, said: “Offering 2,000 more apprenticeships – adding to the 5,500 we have trained in the last 15 years – is testament to our commitment to providing fantastic careers in our growing business.
“Working for Tui can open up a world of opportunities and we pride ourselves on providing our people with quality training and development, and exciting career prospects both nationally and internationally.
Thomas Newby, 20, from Sheffield, joined Thomson as a retail apprentice four years ago.
He spends the winter at Sheffield’s Superstore, and the summer on-board Thomson Airways flights.
He said: “I love the variety of my work.
“It perhaps sounds cliché, but I genuinely enjoy helping customers discover their smile.
“My role puts me in the lucky position of being able to help families find their perfect holiday, and ensure their journey is as seamless as possible.
“Sometimes I see people on-board who booked with me earlier in the year.”