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Call for ticketing apprenticeship

British industry body STAR is leading the push for a government-backed training scheme for young ticket agents, currently under consideration

By IQ on 07 Jul 2016

Gig tickets, Rhys Asplundh, ticketing apprenticeship

image © Rhys Asplundh

The UK’s Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR) is lobbying the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to create a ticketing apprenticeship.

Responding to feedback from its members, many of whom STAR says are “employers [who] wish to establish apprenticeship standards for ticketing, the society sent a letter to BIS on 24 June, and the department is now formally considering its bid for approval.

The proposal, ‘Ticketing for Entertainment and Visitor Attractions’, is listed on the BIS website as bid number 41 (between similar bids for apprenticeships for social work and car repair).

STAR is asking that its members and anyone else who would like to see ticketing training become a reality to express their support by responding to the BIS survey, which is one factor used by the department to assess the bid. The deadline is 15 July.


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