Last year we shared details of our Brighter Beginnings apprenticeship programme. Having partnered with Damar Training back in 2014 and both becoming heavily involved in the creation of the apprenticeship standard, Brighter Beginnings has gone from strength to strength.
We are now celebrating the success of the programme, with ten of our apprentices having now completed their Travel Consultant Apprenticeship, some of the first in the country to do so. Nine have secured a merit, with one, Megan Hearn, achieving a distinction. A further two apprentices are due to complete over the coming weeks.
“At Clarity, we are passionate about developing new and young talent and being directly involved in shaping the bright stars who will make up the future of our industry. To be the first travel management company to embrace the programme shows our commitment to developing and mentoring staff who will one day lead the next generation. We are already reaping rewards in terms of the calibre of people we’re bringing in to our organisation.” Pat McDonagh, CEO Clarity
The future looks bright, as we are now planning to recruit a further 8 apprentices to start this year onto the programme. We will continue to develop our offering – the next group will benefit from an enhanced educational trip as part of the apprenticeship and both Clarity and Damar are committed to providing the best possible learning and working experience for their next generation of travel consultants.
“We are delighted by the success of the Clarity programme. Seeing the first apprentice travel consultants now successfully completing and embarking on their careers in an exciting and important sector for our economy shows the difference that apprenticeships can make to individuals. The fact that Clarity are recruiting again this year underscores the value of the travel consultant apprenticeship to business.” Jonathan Bourne, Managing Director, Damar Training
Neil Wainwright-Farrar, Clarity Learning & Development Manager commented:
“It is fantastic that our Brighter Beginnings Apprenticeship programme has huge recognition both internally and externally across our competitors. To be one of the first travel employers to have apprentices successfully complete the new Travel Consultant Apprentices is a great credit to the learners, Damar and Clarity.”
For more information on the Clarity Brighter Beginnings Apprenticeship Programme please contact our Careers team: Joanne.firstname.lastname@example.org or Alanya.email@example.com