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New Directions Education Achieves Audited Education Status

New Directions Education Ltd has become one of the first cohorts of recruitment and training providers in the UK to achieve the REC Audited Education status.The award is a replacement for the former Department for Education (DfE) quality mark which was dissolved last year. REC Audited Education ensures safeguarding and that agencies are undertaking all the relevant checks when recruiting teachers. REC Audited Education will enable schools and education providers to be confident that they are using an accredited supplier, who puts standards at the centre of their business.The audit goes […]


New Directions Celebrates Success at Summer Conference

On 18th July 2014 the New Directions group of companies held our annual summer company conference. The event is an opportunity for our teams across the UK to gather and celebrate success. The event was hosted by our Group HR Manager, Victoria Deane who said of the event 'It was an absolute honour to host our conference. To see all of our colleagues from across the UK in one room, with one common purpose is really what being part of such a unified company is about'.The conference had a theme of 'reflection and projection' which all teams were invited to get involved with. Jeff Tune, Chairman […]


Providing a New Direction for 20 Years

April 14th 2014 saw New Directions Ltd celebrate 20 years of working within the recruitment industry.The Company which was originally set up in London in 1994 has seen massive changes during those years including relocating their head office to Cardiff.From humble beginnings the Company has grown to ten offices across England and Wales employing over 100 employees. The past 20 years has also seen the Company branch out into new areas of recruitment including Social Care, Education, Domiciliary Care and Pharmacy.New Directions Ltd was set up by Jeff and Zoe Tune, to help signpost people […]


New Directions helps Mr X Christmas Appeal

Staff at New Directions took part in the annual MR X Appeal, the appeal is a South Wales based charity which was founded over 50 years ago. Participants in the scheme are provided with the name and age and sex of a child who they then purchase a Christmas present for.  Gifts can range from toys to sweets but the charity does not accept cash.50 staff members from New Directions took part in the scheme, with staff from all departments bringing in a wide assortment of gifts for children across South Wales, making sure they had something to open on Christmas day.The Mr X Christmas appeal has […]


Compliance Team in the Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

New Directions Compliance Team attended an afternoon tea on the 25th October in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness. The event at the Park Plaza Hotel formed part of Breast Cancer Awareness month . In 2010, 49,564 women and 397 men in the UK were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness is dedicated to providing emotional and practical support for anyone affected by breast cancer. The campaign raises funds for better support and care for those with the disease. They also promote the importance of early detection and help to communicate the importance of breast screening.The […]


New Directions Holdings Achieve ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards

On 14th October 2013 New Directions Holdings officially gained the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. ISO is the International Organisation for Standardisation, a worldwide organisation with representatives from 157 countries. The ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 families are among ISO's best known standards . ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are implemented by some 887,770 organisations in 161 countries.The ISO 9000 standard addresses "quality management". By achieving this standard New Directions has been recognised for fulfilling our customer’s quality requirements and aiming to enhance customer satisfaction whilst […]


Compliance Bake Off Raises £80 for NSPCC

The Compliance department at New Directions are big fans of 'The Great British Bake Off' and decided to hold their own competition to test their culinary skills. Each team member baked a cake of their choice under strict guidelines - everything had to be 100% homemade; including the jam!The Bake Off was scored by cake experts and ex-chefs Emma Stuart and Gareth Pughe from the Social Care department, scoring each cake on appearance, texture, creativity and flavour. Harriet was awarded with the prize for her 'Devil's Food Cake', surprisingly this was the first cake Harriet had ever made!The […]


Local Business Goes from Strength-to-Strength

A local business from the Blaenau Gwent region has bucked the double-dip recession trend and continued to grow in spite of the economic downturn.ND Care & Support – a service provider for individuals with specialist care needs has recently outgrown their original premises within the Innovation Centre at Victoria Business Park and relocated to a three story office on the high street in Brynmawr.The team celebrated with an office warming held on Thursday September 5th in their new location and invited local community leaders and other key stakeholders to take part in the celebrations.Speaking […]


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 Age: 18 School / College: Sir Thomas Richs, GloucesterA-level subjects and grades achieved: AAA in Politics, English and PhilosophyFuture […]


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 […]