Testimonials

What employers have said about us... 

 

"Kibblesworth Academy recruited a Business Administration Apprentice through Newcastle City Learning; we were very impressed by the service we received. Newcastle City Learning advertised our vacancy, shortlisted applicants and arranged for some testing of the candidates before recommending to us which candidates, in their opinion, were worth taking to interview; this service was invaluable to us and saved us time which enabled us to focus on the interview and helped ensure that we got the right person for the job. I would definitely recommend Newcastle City Learning." 

Kevin Dodd Headteacher, Kibblesworth Academy

 

"Newcastle City Learning has been the perfect way to recruit an apprentice. As the standard of applicants was so high we took on both apprentices we interviewed. This has worked out really well as we have two practices that they have had the opportunity to work at, gaining different experiences at each one. Newcastle City Learning have made regular contact with us throughout the year and have always been available for help and advice when needed. Due to the whole process being so successful we have recruited again." 

Susan Wheatley PA, Cruddas Park & Hillsview Surgeries

 

"Newcastle City Learning took the pain out of recruiting our apprentices. The account manager and her team made the process simple from start to finish. They did the recruiting and pre-interviewed potential candidates so that they met our criteria for what we were looking for. All we had to do was put some time aside for the interviews. Once we chose our apprentices Newcastle City Learning then put a plan together for the length of the apprenticeship. During the entire programme they not only supported our apprentices but also most importantly supported us. Taking on apprentices is not an easy task but Newcastle City Learning made the task easier so that it had a positive effect on our business." 

Michael McMeekin Director, Arrow Sales

 

"The team at Newcastle City Learning were extremely supportive in helping us find the right Apprentice to join our team at Crisis Skylight Newcastle. They guided us through the process and were able to answer all of our queries. Our apprentice has made such a difference to our team and has exceeded all of our expectations. It’s been a pleasure to work with such a motivated and enthusiastic young person, so much so that they now have a full time permanent position with us."

Angela Patterson Learning Manager, Crisis  

 

"At Parkway medical group we were reviewing our staffing structure, and we made the decision to give young people the opportunity of job experience. We didn’t make the decision lightly, we wanted to ensure the training programme that we had at Parkway was first class to ensure the new recruit/s would get the best possible start to their career. Newcastle City Learning played a big part in ensuring we recruited the correct type of person suitable to the role we had available. Newcastle City Learning came and spoke with us finding out about the team, the practice and what our ideal candidate requirements would be. Newcastle City Learning did all the behind the scenes work ensuring that they offered only the most suitable candidates for interview. I was offered 6 candidates and I have to say the standard was high and all were extremely willing to work and learn. I did originally only have one vacancy available, it was a very hard decision and I did eventually take on 2 apprentices." 

Donna Aydon Practice Manager, Parkway Medical Group

 

"When we first contacted Newcastle City Learning to find out about apprentices and grants available, they were very helpful. Both the information they provided and support we have received has been second to none. There is always someone there to answer a question, or point you in the right direction if needed. The process was extremely easy from start to finish and the apprentice we currently employ is a real asset to the business. She is learning new skills all the time and putting these skills into practice within the business. I would have no hesitation in recommending this service to anyone." 

Beth Sheppard Payroll & Benefits Manager, Archial NORR

 

"I have been delighted by the service I have received through Newcastle City Learning Apprenticeship Scheme. This is the first time we have offered an apprenticeship and the calibre of applicants and the support given by Newcastle City Learning resulted in us being unable to choose between two applicants and offering both candidates an employment opportunity. I would have no hesitation in using Newcastle City Learning for my next round of recruitment, it has been a very positive experience." 

Claire Taylor Director Children’s Services, Footsteps Children’s Services Ltd

 

"Blakelaw Ward Community Partnership have received excellent support from Newcastle City Learning with our apprentice studying the Business Administration course. She is currently working through the NVQ units. Our apprentice has shown a great attitude to work and her tutor is certainly providing the foundation for ourselves to make the placements a success."

Glenn Pendleton Executive Manager, Blakelaw Ward Community Partnership