Casey Earl: My Award Winning Apprenticeship Year

Casey Earl

Hi, I’m Casey and I began my Hays Travel Apprenticeship in August 2018 in the Head Office Selling Systems Support department. Since then, I have completed my apprenticeship with flying colours and achieved things I could only dream of…

I initially found out about the Hays Travel Apprenticeship Programme from the GOV website. From a very young age, I have always been interested in travel and wanting to travel the world so when I saw the opportunity to work in the travel industry with the UK’s largest independent travel agent, I had to apply. Before applying, I was studying for my for my A-Levels but I knew it wasn’t for me, as I wanted to gain life and work experience. I have found that an apprenticeship is great for someone who wants more hands on experience and develop different skills sets, which is exactly what I wanted. Plus, there’s the added bonus of earning an annual wage and gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

I love being an apprentice at Hays Travel because you aren’t treated any different to anyone else. The learning and development coaches and the managers are invested in your future and will do everything to ensure you succeed in your apprenticeship. The training department offer different training sessions including: life skills, health and well-being and customer services, all of which are amazing! This was all carried out during the one year programme which not only helped me with my apprenticeship but, living my day-to-day life.

The highlight of my apprenticeship was definitely winning Head Office Apprentice of The Year 2019 at the annual Hays Travel Christmas Party. I had worked so hard over the year working within different job roles, being seconded to other department to help out over their busy periods and completing all of the necessary work to pass my apprenticeship. To then be recognised and awarded for this has just made everything worthwhile.

My apprenticeship at Hays Travel has helped me to build my future career as I now have a clear outlook on what I want to achieve. I am looking forward to continuing my career within Hays Travel as it is a fantastic company to work for, there is plenty of progression and I can’t see myself working anywhere else!

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