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Rachel tells us why she chose to go down the apprenticeship route…

This week is National Apprenticeship Week. In June 2014, New Directions employed Rachel Pearce, 24, as a Trainee Compliance Administrator who is currently completing an NVQ in Business Administration and an apprenticeship in Compliance Administration.Rachel tells us why she chose to go down the apprenticeship route… 1) How did you hear about the Apprenticeship programme? I heard about the opportunity to become a Trainee Compliance Administrator at New Directions from a friend who was working here at the time. She told me about the role and the apprenticeship scheme and I felt it would be […]


New Directions Celebrates World Book Day 2015

On 5th March 2015, the New Directions group of companies joined schools, colleges and thousands of other organisations to celebrate World Book Day. Teams from across the UK got involved in dressing up, writing reviews of their favourite books and visiting schools in their areas to help them celebrate the occasion.The annual event celebrates all things literary and encourages children across the globe to pick up a book and get reading!Speaking about their participation in the events of the day, Howard Burge, National Director for New Directions Education said 'this is a wonderful initiative […]


#WorldCancerDay #Wewillunite

Today our teams across the business came together to join the fight against Cancer. For those who fought and lost, for those who fought and won...and for those still fighting...         


Businesses Plan for Training in 2015

The trend for businesses across the UK investing in training has increased in 2014. The median number of training hours employees receive per year has increased to 30 (from 25 in 2013 and 24 in 2012)*.With more prospective employees citing training and development as their ‘deal breaker’ when selecting new employment opportunities, is your business delivering when it comes to investing in training for staff?Alan Verallo, Commercial Training Manager for New Directions Training comments ‘a demand for learning and development from all sectors has increased dramatically this year for […]


Staff at New Directions Donate Record Gifts

The New Directions group of companies has, for a second consecutive year donated to the South Wales 'Mr X' charity drive. The project, which aims to furnish children living in poverty or care with a Christmas present has been running for over half a century.Mr X, a mystery benefactor drives the annual project to ensure that those children in difficult circumstances in South Wales are not forgotten over the festive period. Businesses, individuals, community groups and friends all come together to arrange a gift for a child in need.Leah Seltzer, who drives the initiative for the New Directions […]


Mr X Appeal Drives Charitable Ambitions

With just over one week to go until the New Directions group of companies make their annual donation to the Mr X appeal, ambition in the office is running high.The Mr X appeal asks businesses, individuals and groups of people to offer a Christmas present donation for young people living in poverty or care.Last year the business heeded to the call of South Wales’ charity initiative providing gifts for over 50 children.Leah Seltzer, who heads up the drive on behalf of New Directions comments ‘This campaign is so very important. At a time of year when people are enjoying time with […]


New Directions Shortlisted as Employer of Choice

On 12th November 2014 New Directions was included in an elite list of recruitment agencies as a shortlisted employer of choice at the Recruiter International Awards.The ceremony, which took place in London was to celebrate the top 250 recruitment agencies throughout the UK. The event was attended by New Directions Senior Management Team, Jeff Tune, John Andrews and Greg Element.Speaking about New Directions inclusion in the top 250 list, Jeff said 'to be shortlisted as one of the top 250 agencies in Britain was overwhelming. We all work hard to ensure that this business continues to grow, […]


Compliance Celebrate ‘Quality’ in London

Having won the award for 'Quality' at the New Direction's 2014 company conference, the Compliance team celebrated their success on a day trip to London.  A fun-filled day was in order; sightseeing, museum visits, lots of shopping and afternoon tea on a double decker bus!As a team well known for their cake-eating skills, this seemed a fitting activity to celebrate winning the award. The trip was also an opportunity to thank Becci Gilmour and Olivia Andrews for all their hard work over the summer as Temporary Compliance Administrators. Becci is returning to University to continue her teacher […]


New Directions Chairman takes the #Icebucketchallenge

New Directions co-founder and Chairman Jeff Tune has this week accepted the ice bucket challenge set to him by daughter Emily Tune. Jeff, who is a long time supporter of charities including the NSPCC performed his challenge yesterday evening. In turn, he nominates Gary Williams (Director of Business Development for New Directions Education) Howard Burge (Regional Manager for New Directions Education) and Greg Element (Group Finance Director). Don't forget your donation guys... httpv://youtu.be/VhFOM-dSzB4


New Directions Launches Employee Benefits Video

New Directions have launched a video detailing what benefits package you can expect should you join the business as an employee. As a direct result of listening to the staff currently within the group of companies, the team have created a competitive package that rivals that of their immediate competitors. As well as being one of the first recruitment and training agencies in the UK to offer an IVF policy, the team have also added a plethora of additional benefits including free fruit in all offices, access to discounts on the high street and much more.Speaking about the launch of the video, […]