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ABTA LifeLine partners with People 1st International

ABTA LifeLine has partnered with People 1st International to give those affected by Covid-19 in the travel industry a chance to use their transferable skills and redeploy into another sector.

The aim of the redeployment service is to help individuals capitalise on their transferable skills and transition into a new role with the industry-specific skills they need. Hiring managers across health, social care, logistics, retail and funeral care are seeking the attributes and behaviours travel colleagues hold.

Those joining the service will undergo a self-assessment to help align them to potential industries and roles and build a profile which will be used to promote their expertise to recruiting employers.

They will have a dedicated 1:1 session with a member of the People 1st International team who will advise them on the most appropriate learning package to undertake to further enhance and gain critical sector specific skills, and begin matching them to available roles.

The redeployment service costs £50 to register which may be reimbursed upon employment or colleagues can apply to ABTA LifeLine for help with this cost if they are financially struggling. Colleagues can still apply to LifeLine for additional support including a crisis grant, debt and benefit advice and mental health and wellbeing support.

ABTA LifeLine’s Director Trudie Clements said ‘We are delighted to be working with People 1st International, providing travel colleagues with an opportunity to use their highly valued transferable skills and be matched to a different sector which is actively hiring at the moment. The travel industry is sadly going through a challenging time when it comes to employment right now because of the impacts of the pandemic and this scheme will help our people until a fuller recovery takes place and opportunities open up again.’

Source: ABTA Lifeline