Success Stories

Useful, Worthwhile, Structured.

“I think the SVQ is a great programme for young people to take up. It has really boosted my confidence about working in an office and getting used to the work that I’m doing and the systems that I’m using”
Liam Kane

Liam completed his SVQ3 in Business Administration with Visit Scotland.

Keep up the good work.

“We have worked with Direct Partners and Modern Apprentices for the past 5 years. As a company, OSCARS have supported young people into the workplace and in return have gained some keen, enthusiastic workers who are eager to progress. We will continue to support the scheme and Direct Partners,We see it as a vital part of our recruitment process.”
Craig Forrester, OSCARS Childcare

Best training experience.

“Thanks to the help of Beverley at Direct Partners the requirements to achieve this qualification were made straight forward. With her guidance a clear action plan was put in place from the outset to make the best use of my time. Regular meetings were set up as well as personal time to complete my qualification work on a weekly basis, this was entered in my diary which made the managing of tasks easy”
Connor Freeman

Connor is with Visit Scotland and completed his Business Administration SVQ3.

Tailored learning.

“Bringing in Modern Apprentices to Johnston Press has meant young people can earn while they learn. This has been great for our business, meaning our Modern Apprentices become great sales agent who are taught best practice and have loyalty to our company. This has changed the way we train and recruit staff within the business. Some of our apprentices have become managers, team leaders and some of the best sales agents we have.”
Louise Coyle, JohnstonPress

Positive, Fun and Challenging!

“I liked learning new things and skills through out the training experience. I liked the youth achievement award and the placement and the fact the workshops were all interesting.”
Rachel Carpenter

Rachel completed her Certificate of Work Readiness qualification with us in August 2014 and is now working for Elior catering in Edinburgh.

Support from start to finish.

“I’m so grateful for all the help and support Direct Partners gave Oisin. It was just what he needed at that time. He felt very supported and this really motivated him and kept him going . He has always responded well to individual one to one support and I feel this is what you provided him. He is really enjoying his role as lifeguard and we are so proud of him. I have recommended Direct Partners to a few folk too. Thank you once again.”

Oisin completed our Pre-Employability programme in June 2018 and successfully gained employment with Edinburgh Leisure!

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