A-Level Success for New Directions Employee
New Directions has been in operation almost 20 years. Throughout this time our team has employed some fantastic individuals who have helped shape our business. This summer we employer Tayler Hayes during the summer break whilst she waited patiently for her A-Level results. Tayler has worked with our team previously during breaks from her study. This year we all waited nervously to find out how she had faired with her A-Level results.
Name: Tayler Hayes
School / College: Sir Thomas Richs, Gloucester
A-level subjects and grades achieved: AAA in Politics, English and Philosophy
Future education plans: Politics and Sociology joint honours at University of Bristol
Future ambition post university (if known): Human Resources (I think!) I could change my mind.
Has working at ND helped you in any way, if so how?
Yes definitely! Last year I worked with HR and really got a feel for it. Also has been great to gain ‘office environment’ experience, working in a team.
Will you be coming back to work here during non-term time?
I would like to, so If it was possible, yes.
Biggest tip to students of the future?
I think it’s vital you know you will ENJOY the subjects you choose to do, otherwise coping with the stress of exams will be even harder. Genuinely being interested in your subjects makes research and essay writing a lot easier, that way you’re more likely to do well.
Tayler works within the Group Operations team for New Directions. Speaking about her success, Cathy Jones, Group Operations Manager said ‘We are so very proud of Tayler. It is wonderful to see young people really achieve in whatever field they pursue. Hopefully Tayler will be one to watch for the future’.
If you are interested in hearing more about opportunities working with New Directions visit our vacancies page and find out more.
New Directions Appoint Compliance Apprentice
New Directions Holdings Ltd have appointed a second Apprentice to join our fast growing company. The Apprentice; Rachel Harrington, has been offered the role of Trainee Compliance Administrator. Rachel will predominately be responsible supporting the Compliance Team with the pre-employment screening of all our candidates across the Group, including Education, Social Care, Care and Support and Pharmacy. Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular in the business sector. Careers Wales via the Welsh Government, offer funding to help young people aged 16-25 find employment, develop their skills, and complete work based training resulting in qualifications. Whilst Rachel is appointed as a Trainee, she will be completing an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration via Talk Training.
Phil O’Brien, Business Development Manager for Talk Training is an advocate of apprenticeships “Welsh Government Funded schemes like apprenticeships and Young Recruits Programme are a great way for businesses in Wales to access extra ways to employ young people with help towards their wages. Talk Training have helped businesses in South Wales to recruit over 100 young people in 2013. These people will also have the opportunity to complete a relevant work-based qualification with us”.
Speaking of her new role, Rachel says “I applied for my Apprenticeship on Careers Wales. It’s an exciting way for someone such as myself who has no previous experience in Compliance Administration to develop and begin a new career. What’s wonderful about this opportunity is that it will give me the chance to do a new role and open doors into the recruitment world as well as being able to do an NVQ”.