After partnering with Damar training back in 2014 to set up a Clarity apprenticeship programme, Brighter Beginnings, the Clarity apprentices have gone from strength to strength. Our students who are completing the newly created Travel Consultant Apprenticeship have recently completed their travel knowledge test, three of which passed with Distinction and the rest with Merit, a fantastic achievement after months of hard work.
Throughout the programme, our apprentices have been able to progress at a speed that works for both Clarity and their personal circumstances. All of our students have been offered a full-time role at the end of their apprenticeship and are currently amongst the highest performers in Clarity.
“It is a great approach for our business that is already reaping rewards in terms of the calibre of people in our organisation. This will only improve standards across the board as those who come through the programme will then help train future apprentices.”Clarity’s CEO, Pat McDonagh.
We have had wider success stories with a number of our apprentices: Finalist at the Regional Apprenticeship Awards; Finalist for Best Newcomer at the Business Travel People Awards and Finalist for the One to Watch Award at the IBM iX Every Woman in Travel Awards. One of our apprentices recently experienced an all-expenses paid winners trip to Dubai, for winning the Forward Thinking prize at the 2018 Clarity Brighter Awards in July.
Our apprentices are trail blazers, as Clarity are the very first company out of the whole of the travel industry to recruit apprentices and develop them to become successful business travel consultants.
Not only do the students learn about the industry, but they are encouraged to develop their inter personal skills too with members of the team having been interviewed by press and invited to speak at various events, to discuss the benefits of moving from college into an Apprenticeship programme.
Tomorrow, Learning & Development Manager Neil Wainwright-Farrar and National Operations Manager Nicky Duffy will be attending the GTMC Domestic Conference to discuss the success of our trainees, the benefit they have brought to Clarity and why more companies should support the programme.
“We are an employer which really cares about developing new and young talent and we look forward to seeing the apprentices become our stars of the future."
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