PORTMAN Clarity has taken on seven new trainees, in partnership with the First Steps youth employment initiative, at its Tralee offices.
The travel management company, which has a base in Monavalley, is undergoing a period of transition after Portman Travel and Clarity Travel Management merged in November 2016 to form the seventh largest TMC in the country.
Significant investment is being made in Portman Clarity’s sites in East Kilbride, Edinburgh and Tralee.
The Tralee investment involves further investment in training and development, with a new intake of seven trainees in late February at the Tralee training academy in partnership with the First Steps youth employment initiative
Following an extensive review and the November announcement of the Clarity Manchester office as Head Office, Portman Clarity has proposed to close its sites at Chertsey, Aberdeen and Newcastle.
The company says a migration plan is in place to ensure the smooth transfer of clients serviced by the closing sites and keep all operations ‘business as usual’.
Affected staff will be offered the opportunity to relocate to other Portman Clarity sites or apply for other internal roles. However, it is anticipated that there will be up to 50 positions made redundant.